GNOME's Builder IDE Is Working On Some Big Improvements
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 31 October 2015 at 08:24 AM EDT. 5 Comments
Christian Hergert has shared a blog post with some of his plans for what he hopes to accomplish during the GNOME 3.20 cycle with regard to his GNOME Builder integrated development environment.

GNOME Builder continues to be to GNOME as KDevelop is to KDE. GNOME Builder so far has supported features like extensive inline code completion, quick file access, code assistance, integrated GNOME/GTK document viewing, live markdown previews, and many other features. If you are not familiar with the current state of GNOME Builder, see the GNOME Wiki.

For the GNOME Builder 3.20 release, Hergert is hoping to have working his plans for multi-process plug-ins. He's already completed low-level plumbing in this regard to handle the multi-process plug-ins, but more work remains ahead. Christian noted, "I think our story with plugins is going to become pretty compelling this cycle. Being able to write a single plugin that can take advantage of multiple-processes without destroying your code is an area where we can really shine above the competition."

He's also been working on XDG-APP support for GNOME Builder as utilizing GNOME's new app sandboxing technology.

More details on the forthcoming work via his blog.
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