Want an IDEAl Ui for your app?

February 12, 2008 at 7:17 pm | Posted in KDevelop | 9 Comments

As a recent thread on kde-devel showed that nearly nobody knows about this, I thought I’d blog again about Sublime. Alexander already wrote two parts, here and here
and it was even featured in a commit-digest article. Obviously thats still not enough 😦

So to put it short: If you want an IDEAl like user interface, that is dockwidgets (note: not necessarily QDockWidget) and a central editor area, then I invite you to have a look at Sublime Sublime. Its a Ui library thats solely based on Qt and kdelibs, even though its currently part of the KDevelop Development Platform. Its not yet finished, but it already supports quite some stuff that KDevelop3 had, including buttons for toolviews, automatic hiding of them, maximizing a toolview and “always show” option. The API is also prepared to support different Area’s (Eclipse calls this perspectives), so you can have different views into your application (for IDE’s this can be used to have a Debug, Code, Test and Design Area).

Once there’s another two apps using Sublime (and the Area stuff is implemented) we can even think about moving it to kdelibs, making it easier for apps that don’t need kdevplatform to use it.

Oh, I guess a small screenie is good (click for larger picture):

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