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Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« Reply #175 on: May 10, 2008, 08:09:50 AM »
myarmor, I just saw your reply. Thank you for taking your time to register and post this knowledgeable and very appreciative reply!
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Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« Reply #176 on: June 04, 2008, 08:13:49 AM »
Hi there,

Let the screenshot talk for itself:

http://www.techopini...mages/new_skyide.png

I will not say much as I don't know if I can achieve what I want to achieve.

- I might replace TScintilla with another syntax highlighting editor...one that came with the tools I bought. I am not sure how powerful it is but it looks *very* promising. I hope it has the features I hope it does. If this is the case....there will be a lot of work.

- I am pretty confident I can dramatically improve the speed when launching many documents. I have some plans, I haven't tried them but they should work. Theoretically and logically it should work :)

The GUI you are seeing in that screenshot is halfly baked.

P.S. Does anyone know where I can get some royalty free high quality good looking icons? I am not very good with using paint tools.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2008, 08:21:12 AM by SkyIDE »

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Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« Reply #177 on: June 04, 2008, 09:23:59 AM »
Looking nice!
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Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« Reply #178 on: June 04, 2008, 09:27:28 AM »
P.S. Does anyone know where I can get some royalty free high quality good looking icons? I am not very good with using paint tools.

famfam family of icons or the Tango icon set. Iconaholic has some nice sets, but for public usage you have to talk with the creator. And finally, moar sets, although it seems all of them are for private usage only.

So, jumping on the Ribbon bandwagon? :)

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Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« Reply #179 on: June 04, 2008, 02:54:36 PM »
Thanks for that guys!

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So, jumping on the Ribbon bandwagon?

hehehe, I was sort of puzzled whether I should go with the Office 2003 look or the ribbon 2007 interface but I simply can't get over the look of office 2007 on Vista. It think it looks really nice so I decided to go with the ribbon UI.


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Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« Reply #180 on: June 06, 2008, 08:53:10 AM »
The current code base has become very hard to manage unfortunately so I had enough today and I've started a complete re-write. I am getting rid of the MDI and this time I am using BCB 2006 as well as a different code editor. There are advantages + disadvantages with this.

I don't know how long this will take. The good news is, the sections that compile the code are actually pretty good (I think).

The good source sections will be cut and paste but the core will be completely re-written and this includes the MDI and the tabbed interface along with the project management etc. This should make the IDE very fast. In other words, the entire design will change so you can see it as a new program.

Here is an idea of what I've started: http://www.techopini...et/images/uitest.png


Again, this is not final. A lot of things will change. At the moment, I am trying to convert the code for the tabs from the original to the new one. Instead of dealing with forms, I am now dealing with a stack of "edits" on the same page and showing/hiding them based on the tab index....

 
« Last Edit: June 06, 2008, 08:57:39 AM by SkyIDE »

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Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« Reply #181 on: June 08, 2008, 06:10:07 AM »
Some very good news!

The most critical bits have been successfully re-written and I have no doubt, this version of the code is highly efficient and well organized (so far). The speed is simply amazing and I am actually very happy with it. The document management including drag/drop of tabs is working well. Although this bit of code is based on the original (because the original was good), there is no MDI. Everything you see is MDI free.

Check out the latest update and look: http://www.techopini...n.net/images/gui.png

All of the sick/shakey sections will be re-written.

I hope, I really do hope, this code editor gives me all of the options of the original TScintilla, but we'll see. Either way, the new SkyIDE version will basically be a new program.

« Last Edit: June 08, 2008, 06:12:25 AM by SkyIDE »

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Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« Reply #182 on: June 15, 2008, 01:52:46 AM »
Update: The new code editor is out of the question. It does not support C++ unfortunately. Looks like I will either be staying with Scintilla which is an awesome editor or spend 120e for a commercial one but this one is way too expensive so I asked for a discount :D :D

Anyway I think you will be pleasantly surprised with this screenshot: http://www.techopini...et/images/latest.png

Yup, now you also have an Outlook-like calendar which in my opinion is very handy. Different events are stored on different dates and each time you click on a date, it shows you all the tasks for that day :)

Also, I have done some thinking, although I will keep C++ support, the new SkyIDE will focus on supporting languages not currently supported by the more popular IDEs. This will involve a lot of scripting languages. I need to support something which isn't present however, first I have to finish re-implementing the same features as the original version. I know it sounds like a lot of work and it is but things will go much quicker as it will be based on same code with great improvements in manageability but it also depends on my free time.

The "To Do" list replaces the "Collector" which I originally copied/got the idea from Maxthon :D mine was not as good.


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Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« Reply #183 on: June 20, 2008, 06:01:43 AM »
Some new and more exciting features demonstrated here:

http://www.techopini.../images/feature1.png
http://www.techopini.../images/feature2.png

I hope you like the new GUI. Overall process is good and I am quite excited about the new improvements. So far, the speed is still very fast. The only part that will slow things down a little bit is when I add the file structure, autocompletes etc. This is very complicated and terrifying and I've never gotten it right so far. I will try doing different things with it remove the bits that detect "for" loops, "while" loops, I believe it is unnecessary and it just slows things down. I will also revise the entire code/process....

P.S. Also, right clicking on the editor will now move the caret to that position. I should have done this ages ago....
« Last Edit: June 20, 2008, 06:03:57 AM by SkyIDE »

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Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« Reply #184 on: July 01, 2008, 07:47:13 AM »
Hi everyone,

A lot of things have changed. First I got rid of the ribbon bar and I am now using Office2003 UI...anyway...check out the new functionalities I have been implemented so far. Everything in these screenshots is new + I will also completely re-write the file structure pane, the one that detects functions and variables and I will remove the one that detects "for" loops as I believe it is useless. Objections? Anyway:

http://www.techopini...t/images/new_one.png
http://www.techopini...t/images/new_two.png
http://www.techopini...images/new_three.png
http://www.techopini.../images/new_four.png

I hope you like what you see. Everything you see has been re-written and it just works.

P.S. I need help with naming some of these menu items...and side bar sections.....if you have ideas please speak up otherwise the current names will go. I want to make this consistent and professional. Also, it is still fast :) :)


Other features I want to add are: FTP support and macros...but we'll see what happens.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2008, 07:59:14 AM by SkyIDE »

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Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« Reply #185 on: September 27, 2008, 01:40:12 AM »
Sash,When you're going to release SkyIDE? :tellme:
BTW new improvements shown in previous posts looks nice  :Thmbsup:

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Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« Reply #186 on: November 16, 2008, 04:56:00 AM »
Hi Everyone,

First I want to apologize for stopped keeping you up to date. There is only one reason for that. I felt bad; it started looking more like a spam or running a blog. So I decided to stop bumping up the thread to the top until I have something descent to show you and eliminate major bugs. Well, I think I *do* have something descent to show now.

SkyIDE 2.0 Alpha 3 has been released

Key features and official GUI can be seen here: http://www.techopini...et/images/SkyIDE.png
Download from: http://www.techopini...nloads/SkyIDE2.x.zip

P.S. SkyIDE supports variables and it is the only way to compile your projects and files. In Alpha 4, instead of remembering the variables, I will add a popup menu that will let you insert them. You can also use environment variables.

** If anyone has any questions or gets lost, please let me know!! I will explain. It can get a bit tricky. Now that I support variables, I can implement a SkyIDE command shell too. I have so many plans.... *** Things may seem complicated but really they are not once you realise how it all works. It's very flexible.

P.S. My next compiler on the list of supported compilers is a Haskell compiler.


« Last Edit: November 16, 2008, 05:09:16 AM by SkyIDE »

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Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« Reply #187 on: November 16, 2008, 01:32:54 PM »
Hi

Is there any plan for Ptyhon? I cannot add python as compiler. I know python is not a compiler but I would like to use SKyide for my little python works if it is possible.


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Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« Reply #188 on: November 17, 2008, 12:47:01 AM »
Hi,

One of my friends requested Python too. I can do that but I will only support the interpreter itself. You will still need to set the spacing/tabs in the file yourself as there won't be auto-python-indentation at this time.

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Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« Reply #189 on: November 17, 2008, 01:03:17 AM »
I just released Alpha 3b. I had a silly error in the Project Options dialog associated with the Compilation Type combo box. It was always being set to “Separate” regardless what you did.

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Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« Reply #190 on: November 24, 2008, 04:12:57 AM »
I have released Alpha 4:

Added support for Haskell files and the GHC compiler (Experimental);
Redesigned the File Properties Dialog;
Redesigned the Compiler Profiles Dialog;
Added quick access popup menus for SkyIDE variables when building command strings;
Many bug fixes, project icons, variables, compiling etc.

Here is how the new File Properties dialog looks like along with the quick access popup menu to the SkyIDE variables: http://www.techopini.../images/FileProp.png

Download: http://www.techopini...nloads/SkyIDE2.x.zip

Next I want to support Qt and MinGW and possibly integrate Qt designer but first I will have to learn how to use it :D
It's been a long time since my Qt days...(KDE 1.3), back then I built the entrie GUI from code only.


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Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« Reply #191 on: November 25, 2008, 05:58:32 AM »
very nice.. i love all the support for different languages  :up:

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Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« Reply #192 on: April 26, 2009, 08:42:48 PM »
The link to alpha7 is dead.

Since I use Python I cannot use SkyIDE much but it is really getting there, this is going to be one of the nicest looking free IDE out there. It also looks like there are alot of tools for developers inside .





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Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« Reply #193 on: May 10, 2009, 03:22:52 PM »
Any word on updates?