Re: GUI Interactive Shell
>>I don't think you have to wait to try it out today. I and others have
been making quite usable Squeeze-based images for several months.
Thanks for the tip. Didn't know about that. Cool!
>>I can't really comment on this, as I don't know the Java world well. There is http://lists.debian.org/debian-java and perhaps if you described your project they might be able to make some recommendations.
Will keep this in mind, cheers.
>>Or maybe use some native Java programmer's text editor like jedit?
jedit is a text editor written in java but does not include natively java completion. it's basically another text editor just like vim but written in java. However nothing beats vim IMO. There is a plugin though for jedit that enables java completion in the editor. It's called JavaSideKick (http://plugins.jedit.org/plugins/?JavaSideKick)
However, considering all the options, I guess I will go about it like this as you first suggested...
1. Build a Squeeze image
2. Install eclipse, java and nxjc from the interactive shell
3. boot the live system
4. take a tar ball of the home directory
5. make modifications
6. take another tar ball
7. compare differences
8. modify /etc/skel accordingly for another fresh build
thanks for your time into this Ben
On 25 August 2010 19:40, Ben Armstrong <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I don't think you have to wait to try it out today. I and others have been making quite usable Squeeze-based images for several months.
On 08/25/2010 02:29 PM, Robert Spiteri wrote:
Thanks for the info Ben. So I guess i'll have to wait for Squeeze to be released in order to make things simpler.
I can't really comment on this, as I don't know the Java world well. There is http://lists.debian.org/debian-java and perhaps if you described your project they might be able to make some recommendations.
Another way I was thinking about was to use vim only without any GUI since the nxjc and java installers need to GUI to install and work, so that can be done using the Live interactive shell. However in order to add the code completion in vim for java, I would need to install eclim and a prerequisite of eclim is to have eclipse installed. So I am again stuck here....
Unless there is another simpler way for code completion in vim as re: Java.
Or maybe use some native Java programmer's text editor like jedit?
I already configured vjde on my system (http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=1213) to give it a try. Code completion works but for some reason it does not list all the classes correctly. Example in java.util there should be the Date class which was not listed, together with many others classes.
If I find a way to solve tab completion in vim, I would go about it using vim and hence build a text based distro. Personally i hate GUIs and if I can do it using console it will be great.