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Re: IDE for windows with remote linux dev site...

by Tanktalus (Canon)
on Aug 16, 2008 at 05:26 UTC ( [id://704658]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to IDE for windows with remote linux dev site...

I've had developers try to do the develop-and-test-on-different-boxes thing. I've not seen it be really productive. Theory has it that KDE's KIO should make it transparent to KDE apps, but even then, I'm not convinced it's a good idea.

Better, in my experience, is use an X server (such as Exceed) or remote-desktop (such as VNC) to really work on the box you want to test on. Nothing says "headache" like banging your head against the wall for an hour or two only to realise that you missed a step (such as copying the file to the right place, or testing on the wrong machine).

There just are so many more issues when dealing cross-machine. It's far better to avoid it, so you can concentrate on the actual task, rather than the environment. My 2 cents, anyway.

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Re^2: IDE for windows with remote linux dev site...
by suaveant (Parson) on Aug 18, 2008 at 15:40 UTC
    Well, theoretically with a good system it handles those steps. For instance when I save in eclipse it is immediately saved to the remote system as well, but yes, it can be a bit of a pain.

    I tried running eclipse over remote X (Cygwin's X is better than Exceed and free, btw) but it was dog slow. Using NX it is usable but still a bit lagging when using menus and the like, but a possibility.

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