The key phrase was "I am going to do this...". At this point its a only a
plan. I, myself, would like to have it right now. But at this time I'm
reading and going through the learning curve.

However, I definitely want to take an evolutionary approach. Start small and
build out from there. Obvious initial steps would be the simple stuff:
things like syntax highlighting, code templates, logical code navigation
(e.g. by class hierarchy), followed by more intermediate stuff like code
completion, pop-up context-sensitive help (i.e. class/method documentation),
and then the harder stuff like intelligent refactoring and realtime
collaboration.

Curt

PS
   If you haven't tried it, take a look at IntelliJ IDEA -- its a Java IDE
with the best code-completion and refactoring support I ever had the
pleasure of using.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mikkel Bruun [mailto:mikkel / increment.dk]
Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2001 4:33 AM
To: ruby-talk ML
Subject: [ruby-talk:27923] Re: Ruby IDE?? What about using Eclipse??


What the status of your development?? need any testers yet ;-)

Im using eclipse for my java development right now....very impressed...it
got the best features of visual for java, and has somehow manage to leave
out all the worst....very nice...

Mikkel


----- Original Message -----
From: "Curt Hibbs" <curt / hibbs.com>
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2001 1:26 PM
Subject: [ruby-talk:27922] Re: Ruby IDE?? What about using Eclipse??


> Open source.
>
> Curt
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Feldt [mailto:feldt / ce.chalmers.se]
> Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2001 4:18 AM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Subject: [ruby-talk:27921] Re: Ruby IDE?? What about using Eclipse??
>
>
> On Sat, 8 Dec 2001, Curt Hibbs wrote:
>
> > I am going to do this.
> >
> > I wanted to do a 100% Ruby IDE, but Eclipse has so much ready made
> > infrastructure already in place that it has seduced me.
> >
> > Except for a very small core, Eclipse is built up entirely from modular
> > plug-ins. My goal would be to create a Ruby interface to the plug-in
> > facility. That way all extensions and facilities to support Ruby could
be
> > written in Ruby.
> >
> Sounds great. Open-source or commercial?
>
> Good luck and keep us posted.
>
> /RobertF
>
>
>
>