IDE opinion ...Eclipse or Geany

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I've seen a lot of talk about Eclipse being used with GCC and was wondering if anyone has used Geany also? I've used Geany under Linux and Windows but have never tried Eclipse. Are these comparable IDE's?

Thanks,
Mike

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Never used Geany but I am liking AVR-Eclipse on Mac more and more. One thing I have NOT yet tried is debugging.

Jim

 

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I have not used Geany, but just from what I've seen, I don't think I would call them comparable. Geany is described as being fast and light-weight. Though there are only a few times that Eclipse has seemed at all sluggish, I don't believe that anyone in their right mind would call it light-weight.

Eclipse has a more polished UI; but I doubt it is any more usable. Then again, what do I know - I only know Geany from sight.

Martin Jay McKee

As with most things in engineering, the answer is an unabashed, "It depends."

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Another option is Codeblocks; nice, fast and light...
Supports multiple compilers including avr-gcc.
http://www.codeblocks.org/

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Eclipse is not lightweight nor simple. But it is sort of the standard solution with widespread adoption and support. That means there are many things you'll learn only once and are the same even if you switch language or microcontroller. For example I use Eclipse for C on AVR, C on Linux and perl.

However, learning Geany or Codeblocks is probably faster and easier due to less bloat and a more streamlined design.

Markus

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IDEs... Nice makefile and Vim is all I need! Anything more is just confusing and useless bloat! :p

That's the way I've been rolling since I started toying around with AVRs (that was three weeks ago). I guess I still need to figure a good light-weight way of debugging, but that can wait.

I really do like the simplicity of only having a text editor and a makefile. I guess when my project sizes start growing I might change my mind, but for now, I'm happy.

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Thanks for the feedback everyone, a little more for me to chew on.

Mike