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Subject: Re: [boost] IDE for developing Boost
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-10-19 07:53:55

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> > [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Jens
> Müller
> > Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2012 6:03 AM
> > To: boost_at_[hidden]
> > Subject: [boost] IDE for developing Boost
> >
> > I am looking for recommendations for developing Boost, especially code in the graph library.
> >
> > At work, most developers (not for Boost, for some commercial
> > software), most developers are using Eclipse. This works quite fine as soon as it has properly
> discovered include paths etc.
> >
> > But before fiddling around with Eclipse to get all the settings right,
> > I'd wanted to ask for your recommendations.
> I've just started using NetBeans ( on Windows having also used it on Ubuntu.
> (As title hints, it was designed for Java but it is also designed to work for C++/C).
> Seems promising but I haven't had enough use to give a definite recommendation.

Apologies for replying to self, but I now have enough experience with NetBeans to give a firm

Despite its naff name showing Java roots, it works rather well with C++ (and 7.3 promises html5
generation too).

Does most nifty things that Visual Studio does, including debug.

Works with Boost.Test - provided you remember to build the gcc libraries and define
BOOST_TEST_DYN_LINK in the Project compiler properties.


* Has Subversion (and GIT and Hg) built in for convenience.

* Can generate a Doxygen-style comment template (/param and /return) for functions and classes which
will encourage writers to document their code as they go along (The Right Time To Document).

Works very similarly on Ubuntu and on Windows.

Worth a try.


Paul A. Bristow,
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