Posts Tagged ‘chizzle’

Chizzle-0.02 Released

Friday, July 9th, 2004

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Sorry for the delay, lot of moving across continents :)

With this release some other indispensible things for a text editor/ide, using Chizzle is actually fun at this point.

Look for the next release in a couple weeks

This release includes:

  • Find
  • Run (for ruby)
  • Goto Line

Chizzle-0.01 Released

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004

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Charles and I are releasing Chizzle-0.01 today. This is a first peek, if anyone’s curious as to what we’re doing. It still has quite a ways to go; we have a table full of at least 30 index cards with stories on them. However, after a week’s worth of solid work, I think we acheived a pretty respectable amount for our first iteration.

We’re building it on top of wxWindows, which means we get cross platform native widgets. We’ve tested it on Debian Linux and Mac, and it looks quite sexy in both. Because we depend on wxWindows and wxRuby, the installs a bit a of pain, but hopefully we’ll be ironing that out soon.

Anyway, take a look. Charles and I will be using it, albeit a bit painfully, as of this release. Next release should be in a week.

Coding in ruby again, I have to say, it it very sweet.

This release includes:



*File Tree Pane


*Ruby Content Colourizing

*Goto File

*Multiple Panes

A Ruby IDE

Tuesday, June 8th, 2004

I’ve always wanted to build an IDE. At the same time, Ruby, probably my favorite language at the moment, seems to be strangely missing a decent one even after being around for a few years. Charles got me all excited about writing one for it, and we’re currently starting some work on one.

Our vision is to eventually build an IntelliJ style IDE with tons of refactoring support on top of Parrot AST’s. This means that it in theory, with a few tweaks, it should support any language which can run on top of the Parrot VM. This includes ruby, python, perl6 and a ton of others. Pretty cool concept, yeah?

That said, I don’t know how far we’ll get, and I don’t know how long or how much work it will be. My personal shortterm goal is to write something that is better for editting ruby than IntelliJ (that’s right, I use IntelliJ to edit ruby code, which is sad).

We’re still evaluating packages and stuff, but right now we aren’t thinking of building it on top of !FreeRide, but instead building it on directly on top of wxWidgets and their Scintilla port. That way we get native widgets, not to mention Cocoa support for my mac :). We’ll write it in Ruby, but I smell a lot of C++ code in my immediate future as well… Oh well.

I’ll keep blogging our progress.