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FreeOS.com: Introducing Motor: An IDE for Linux

Dec 12, 2000, 16:05 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Motor is a new IDE for Linux. It also features a set of tools that will help you create rpm or tar ball packages of your code. A great utility for programmers -- read on to learn more about this software, from the author himself!"

"Motor is an integrated IDE that works in the console and provides the developer with a useful mcedit-like editor, front-end to the compiler, linker, debugger (gdb), concurrent version system (cvs) and other useful things. It can also generate distribution packages in any format. Almost everything is done with templates, so any kind of language or distribution can be added easily."

"Some of you may remember RHIDE, another text-mode programming IDE available for Linux. It had been ported to Linux from DOS where it had been a part of DJGPP tools. I liked the idea of such an IDE, but I disliked its DOS habits. For example, to be able to process Alt-Fx keys it blocked switching local consoles. Well, they could be switched, but with Alt-Ctrl-Fx. This was the first thing that disturbed me. Also it took about 80% processor time and the user interface was too heavy to work on remotely. It lacked internal support for various GNU development tools a lot of UNIX programmers can't imagine working without. All that inspired me to write Motor."

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