Thu, 09 Oct 2003 14:09:28 +0200
Shawn Vose wrote:
> Has any one had any luck getting the Sharp Develop IDE to compile on a
> linux box? I couldnt find any documentation on their site but if someone
> has a link to something that may help that would be great.
> I normally use vi but sometimes it is nice to have code completion.
> Thanks in advance,
First: I'm not one of the #D Devlopers, but I can give some infos about
Curretnly, you won't be able to run #D on linux since it heavaly depends
Since the #D developpers thought about a linux version, the main #D
developper Mike Krueger startet a port of the Java gui library SWT (used
and developed in Eclipse).
This was the beginning of the SharpWT project (you will find some notes
of this on the list archives of this list).
SWT was designed to use native widgets on each platform and it exists on
diffrent platforms including Win32 and Linux/GTK. The Port of the common
and Win32 part was done by Mike and Pedro Abelleira Seco and I started
to port the GTK part.
The Idea from the #D crew was to port #D over to SharpWT and have it run
on Linux and Windows (and probbably on other platforms).
The current state is this (AFAIK):
- Win32 port of SharpWT mostly done
- GTK port has a good base, but here is still work to do, some widgets
arent here in the GTK part and some things generats errors and crashes
There is a branch in the #D source tree that has some things portetd to
SharpWT. But this is far from complete. AFAIK didn't work the #D crew
currently on the port to SharpWT because they going to 1.0. But
afterwars, I think, there will be more effort on porting it to SharpWT.
In the meantime, I try to work on the GTK part of SharpWT. to have it as
close to the Win32 functionality as possible.
For more informations, please have a look at the sd-mono-poirt
mailinglist (@ximian) and read through the archive of it.