Android, OLPC, and native hosting
pgf at laptop.org
Mon Dec 28 13:53:30 EST 2009
> On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 7:25 PM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at laptop.org> wrote:
> > j/k. ;-)
> emacs is what I am using on both XO-1 and XO-1.5 so pretty good going
> ;-) (Along with vim! Peace!)
> Lots of people here want to claim we need Eclipse to have an "IDE". Of
> all the developers involved in the whole Linux
> kernel+Fedora+Sugar+OLPC custom bits, the incidence of Eclipse usage
> is vanishingly small.
> You don't need Eclipse to create this software stack, and it is
> clearly not particularly desirable or ideal for most of the developers
> that actually built it.
sure. but it's not the current developers that are at issue -- they're
almost by definition happy with the tools at hand. (did i really
just say that? where's my 3D data structure visualizer when i
need it??) it's the ability of kids to explore and learn about
programming that we're talking about. never having used
eclipse, i can't say its suitable. but it has to be more
discoverable than vi, id-utils, and gdb.
paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
More information about the Devel