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December 16th, 2008, 05:00 AM
I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux based systems and I am looking for an IDE for C++ that is similar to Visual C++. If anyone can help I really appreciate it.

December 16th, 2008, 05:03 AM
check this

December 16th, 2008, 05:07 AM
out of pure curiousity...why?

i hate Visual C++...takes to long to load and is bloated...the C# ide on the other hand...

but i like code::blocks if i need an ide

December 18th, 2008, 12:55 AM
There is no full equivalent to Visual Studio on Linux or any other platform. I personally use Code::Blocks (which is now available in the Ubuntu 8.10 repositories!) which integrates code completion, a debugger... It's a bit more low-level when you come from Visual Studio but in my opinion it's one of the best out there.

Unless of course you are willing to spend money. I recall that some commercial applications were available some time ago which might have been better but I don't recall any names.

December 18th, 2008, 12:56 AM
ive heard KDevelope compared to Visual Studios

December 18th, 2008, 01:05 AM
Eclipse, Codeblocks, KDevelop, etc.

Eclipse: big, lots of plugins, based on Java.

Codeblocks: medium-sized, pretty good set of features (including importation of Visual Studio project files), written in C++ for C and C++.

KDevelop: Qt and KDE-based IDE, lots of features.

December 18th, 2008, 01:13 AM
Have you tried using gedit? If you know how to compile using the command line, using this and terminal has always been the best bet for me.

For a debugger tracert works well.

December 18th, 2008, 03:43 AM
For a debugger tracert works well.
Um, tracert is a network diagnostic tool, not a debugger.

December 18th, 2008, 03:33 PM
Um, tracert is a network diagnostic tool, not a debugger.

Maybe he meant strace.
Still not a debugger, more a syscall monitor.

More interesting than useful,
dtrace for solaris, is much better.

But ppl are still working on a linux port.

December 18th, 2008, 03:37 PM
Um, tracert is a network diagnostic tool, not a debugger.

I think you are right. No connection between tracert and this thread.

Personally, I find Code::Blocks is THE best IDE around for C/C++

And gives you a choice of a host of compilers

I can even write Intel 8051MC programs in it!


December 18th, 2008, 05:01 PM
http://trolltech.com/developer/qt-creator/qt-creator maybe? It's in beta, but might be worth checking out