I've never really been a serious IDE user, I look at various ones from time to time to get an idea of where they are going but they never seem to "work" for me. My development environment is lots of terminal windows, vim and cscope/ctags/grep. More recently I've been using OpenGrok} for the OpenSolaris consolidations via the web interface, I've also looked at the standalone version and build the 'database' for ON workspaces (it is surprisingly fast at this!). Given that I'm developing kernel modules or libraries a lot of the time, running stuff directly from the IDE just isn't a core requirement for me (it is often meaningless).
I don't do Java programming, for me it is pretty much all C, shell script and Makefiles.
I just keep getting this nagging feeling that I should be using NetBeans. Most of the time I'm working 'in' the OpenSolaris ON consolidation. This is a big single wad of code and I have no flexibility in using some IDE's idea of "projects" instead of the already existing Makefiles.
My requirements for a suitable IDE are as follows:
\* Sure these ones can be done using an external editor but I feel
that kind of defeats the whole point of using an IDE
Unfortunatley NetBeans 5.5 with the C/C++ pack just doesn't appear to be there
yet. Hopefully Mercurial support will come soon, but the real important thing
to make me switch to using an IDE would be having OpenGrok} (or functionally
So is there any hope for me getting productive with NetBeans any time soon ?