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CNET: CodeWarrior for Linux, Professional 6.0

Jun 16, 2001, 22:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael P. Deignan)

CNET looks at the venerable Code Warrior IDE:

"At certain points, CodeWarrior's X interface performed erratically; typed text sometimes appeared in a spot other than next to the blinking prompt. However, such glitches were fairly rare, more minor inconveniences than showstoppers. The product includes a built-in text editor for editing program files, and while we would have preferred to use emacs, we found the built-in editor very flexible.

However, we were disappointed with CodeWarrior's Makefile Import wizard, which reads a makefile generated by another application and automatically converts it into a CodeWarrior project. This feature could potentially save hours of re-creating existing projects in CodeWarrior. Unfortunately, we found during testing that the wizard could successfully migrate only small makefiles--larger or more complex makefiles, especially those involving projects within subdirectories, wouldn't migrate at all or caused the CodeWarrior IDE to crash.

CodeWarrior is a terrific product for any application developer looking for a Visual Studio-like IDE for a Linux environment. Developers in the Microsoft arena who want a similarly robust development environment for Linux should seriously consider purchasing this product. CodeWarrior is listed at $149 but is widely available for less."

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