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Posted Oct 30, 2012 7:14 UTC (Tue) by Aliasundercover (subscriber, #69009)
I don't see a Linux IDE which allows this. Visual Studio on Windows does, I just have to tell it to work in its multiple document mode.
If given the choice between a pack of x-terms and vi straight out of the 80s and a modern IDE with all the bells and whistles but just one source window I would take x-terms and vi. Hard to imagine how anyone can use these IDEs much less design them the way they are.
Posted Oct 30, 2012 12:42 UTC (Tue) by fb (subscriber, #53265)
FYI, just checked and Eclipse (at least Juno/4.2) allows this. I can drag a source tab and place it next to my main source view.
Posted Oct 30, 2012 17:26 UTC (Tue) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
Posted Oct 30, 2012 21:17 UTC (Tue) by khc (subscriber, #45209)
Posted Oct 31, 2012 8:40 UTC (Wed) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
No it's not easy; you are not supposed to do that. Instead, you are supposed to install and use whatever plug-ins give you the functionality you need *within* Eclipse.
Eclipse is the new Emacs: a Developer Operating System :-)
Posted Nov 1, 2012 3:52 UTC (Thu) by Aliasundercover (subscriber, #69009)
Hmm, I last poked at Eclipse a while back and got stuck in tile land till I gave up and moved on to try other IDEs which also left me in tiles. I find tiles most unsatisfying as I wind up spending my time fiddling with them and scrolling too small window fragments even on the biggest screen. I much prefer overlapping windows I can customize. I have been working in Kate which lets me arrange things as I like, permits multiple windows into the same source file and shares the screen well with windows from other programs.
Taking another look based on your message I got the Eclipse 3.7 Ubuntu offered me and found I can indeed get decent looking windows if I fiddle enough. It will take time to know if the fiddling stays excessive or I can tame it with more knowledge.
Of course it wants to mangle my code as I type. It really wants me to follow someone's idea of correct style and I know I will be some time getting it to stop helping me by making an awful mess of my code. Why exactly does it insist on extra * characters on each line? (No, don't answer that, I just want to turn it off.)
* I can really do without these fool *s.
* Much preference fussing and still I get *s.
Will have to see. Looking better than last time. Qt Creator and KDevelop never got me this far, not past tiles and tabs with them. So much IDE stuff filling the screen, so little space for the source code I actually care about.
Posted Oct 31, 2012 9:25 UTC (Wed) by cesarb (subscriber, #6266)
VIM has split/vsplit. Qt Creator also has split modes. And as others have already noted, Eclipse also has something of the sort. IIRC, Emacs can split the screen too.
Posted Oct 31, 2012 13:20 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Emacs 24 can split the screen, both manually and automatically, in so many ludicrous ways I have not begun to explore the possibilities. (The window-management code was rewritten by Martin Rudalics, and the new code is... very flexible. Almost too flexible to understand.)
Posted Nov 1, 2012 9:32 UTC (Thu) by ncm (subscriber, #165)
Posted Nov 1, 2012 19:50 UTC (Thu) by daglwn (subscriber, #65432)
Posted Oct 30, 2012 10:38 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
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