No working IDE in FreeBSD!

Schaich Alonso alonsoschaich at
Sun Feb 26 11:13:00 UTC 2012

On 2012-02-26 (Sunday) 11:48:36 O. Hartmann wrote:
> On 02/23/12 14:38, Eduardo Morras wrote:
> > At 12:22 23/02/2012, O. Hartmann wrote:
> >> Several time ago I tried to do some development within an IDE, not even
> >> for lectural and educational purposes. Since most of our software is
> >> written in C/C++ and OpenCL, I highly prefered ANJUTA, since this IDE
> >> was highly customizable, flexible and even FreeBSD's ancient outdated
> >> version in the ports suited our needs.
> >> 
> >> Anjuta does not compile anymore for a long time. I do not know why, I
> >> filed a PR (ports/161494). So I was looking for an alternative.
> >> 
> >> I looked for some alternatives. The IDE should be configurable to use
> >> CLANG. ECLIPSE is to large and it does not fit my purpose. I tried
> >> devel/CodeBlocks, but CodeBlocks is narrowminded in terms of
> >> configuration of an alternative compiler and I find it really hard and
> >> not intuitiv to reconfigure the usage of CLANG.
> >> 
> >> devel/anjuta is broken, so no chance. I also tried KDevelop, since many
> >> of our Linux based scientists feel good having this very popular IDE,
> >> but it is marked "broken" on FreeBSD.
> >> 
> >> Before I waste more time on searching for a suitable IDE apart ANJUTA,
> >> I'd like to ask people here what alternative they would suggest if the
> >> focus is devel/anjuta. Eclipse is no way, KDevelop is broken, CodeBlocks
> >> is incapable of being easily adapted to CLANG.
> >> 
> >> Befor people tend to start a flame war: yes, I'm fine with vi and I'm
> >> also fine with vim/gvim, but our students need to have the opportunity
> >> to work with an IDE and our projects are partially that large, so an IDE
> >> is needed.
> >> 
> >> Thanks a lot for your patience and recommendations in advance.
> > 
> > Codelite, i use it and works fine (Freebsd 8.2) with Clang. Version on
> > ports is 3.0 not 3.5. On the webpage you have information about how to
> > configure for use with clang/llvm.
> Codelite looks nice. But why is codelite setup in editors/codelite and
> not in devel/codelite as other IDEs?
> By the way, do all IDEs supported by FreeBSD suffer from being outdated
> and aged eons? CodeLite 3.5 is at this very moment the most recent
> version and claims to provide a much better LLVM/CLANG support.
> Hope I can convince the maintainer by sending a PR ;-)
> >> Oliver

devel/kdevelop-kde4 works well over here and is the lastest stable release. It 
can be configured to use llvm/clang for its projects, but llvm/clang cannot be 
used to build kdevelop (as all of qt/kde ports won't build with it until 
qt-4.8 gets into ports).


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