On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 07:20:22PM -0500, Lanny Marcus wrote: > On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 1:30 PM, Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com> wrote: > > on 8-11-2008 9:06 AM Lanny Marcus spake the following: > <snip> > >> I will look at Eclipse, but one of my goals is to be able to fix > problems > >> on > >> a remote box and that will probably require vi. > > > > Then you shouldn't go wrong, because I have yet to be on a linux box > or a > > bsd box that didn't have some form or emulation of vi installed. > vi is everywhere! But, apparently, I need to learn how to use Emacs or > another IDE too, so there's another learning curve. A good IDE can help you manage and organize a local project. Stick with vi/vim/gvim and "make" for a while. Next add a revision control system (RCS) and patch to your tool kit. Some class material takes advantage of a specific IDE to manage the various bits in a class. In a 'good' class they begin with small components. Then they begin to reuse those components and build larger projects. If you are working through such a tutorial -- go with the flow and use what ever tool set they do. Eclipse is nice in that it can run both on Linux and Windows.... For a Java class it is a natural... Does anyone out there use Eclipse or another IDE with a distributed revision control system like, git, mecurial, cvs, bitkeeper, etc...? -- T o m M i t c h e l l Got a great hat... now what.