[Nottingham] Cross platform IDE's

Dean Sas dean at deansas.org
Mon Feb 19 20:02:26 GMT 2007

Michael Erskine wrote:
> On Monday 19 February 2007 16:09, stellafan at jjsh.org wrote:
>> Obviously, this will be an important step for our company and we'll need
>> to do some serious research before coming to a final decision, but at this
>> stage I'm asking for any suggestions for suitable IDE's we should
>> investigate. We're already going to look at Net Beans, PHP-GTK, possibly
>> GTK itself. We don't need the *complete* portability of java, just the
>> ability to make GUI apps that can be easily complied for different systems
>> as needed.
>> Presently, we develop in Access / VBA, but as our main application has
>> become more sophisticated, we were going to need to move over to an IDE
>> proper, such as .net, but this seems like a daft idea, as it would limit
>> our choices desktop wise ~ however, it gives you an idea of what level of
>> sophistication we need.
> Choose your language: mono (C#) may well suit your developers best and there 
> may be a familiar GUI building IDE available (maybe monodevelop?).

I think monodevelop is a GTK implementation of sharpdevelop - an IDE 
written for Windows. So you can probably switch between the two easily. 
 From what I recall they both have support for writing in GTK# and 
Sharpdevelop at least supports Windows.Forms.


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