Suggestions for building an IDE

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  • xi-editor

    A modern editor with a backend written in Rust.

    Oh I didn't realize that it might have been a serious question, I'm too unfamiliar with the domain to not make stupid misinterpretations it seems, really sorry about that. Anyway no, that's a good suggestion, I think starting there makes the most sense but I'm having some decision-anxiety about where to start. I think xi-editor is likely to be the best place to start constructing an editor without making the project impossible to finish

  • ride

    Ride IDE (by madeso)

    I can live with minimal feature-sets as long as my main workflow is fast and convenient, but implementing these features in a reasonable way is somewhat beyond me at the moment, I've previously looked at the code-bases of ride, helix, and SolidOak where SolidOak is by far the most accessible starting point, it solves the problem of vim-bindings right off the bat, then again packaging vim isn't as fun or educational than starting with less.

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  • helix

    A post-modern modal text editor.

    I can live with minimal feature-sets as long as my main workflow is fast and convenient, but implementing these features in a reasonable way is somewhat beyond me at the moment, I've previously looked at the code-bases of ride, helix, and SolidOak where SolidOak is by far the most accessible starting point, it solves the problem of vim-bindings right off the bat, then again packaging vim isn't as fun or educational than starting with less.

  • language-server-protocol

    Defines a common protocol for language servers.

    My initial thoughts are using something like the xi-editor or parts from it for text manipulation, some rust GUI framework for rendering, like egui or iced, for more language contextual actions like autocomplete I think I'd have to look into the LSP.

  • SolidOak

    I can live with minimal feature-sets as long as my main workflow is fast and convenient, but implementing these features in a reasonable way is somewhat beyond me at the moment, I've previously looked at the code-bases of ride, helix, and SolidOak where SolidOak is by far the most accessible starting point, it solves the problem of vim-bindings right off the bat, then again packaging vim isn't as fun or educational than starting with less.

  • egui

    egui: an easy-to-use immediate mode GUI in Rust that runs on both web and native

    My initial thoughts are using something like the xi-editor or parts from it for text manipulation, some rust GUI framework for rendering, like egui or iced, for more language contextual actions like autocomplete I think I'd have to look into the LSP.

  • iced

    A cross-platform GUI library for Rust, inspired by Elm

    My initial thoughts are using something like the xi-editor or parts from it for text manipulation, some rust GUI framework for rendering, like egui or iced, for more language contextual actions like autocomplete I think I'd have to look into the LSP.

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  • vixi

    A vim like client for the xi backend

    Sorry, that was a joke, I interpreted the above question as a joke too. I haven't even forked neovim, but I did fork vixi to check it out more closely

  • lapce

    Lightning-fast and Powerful Code Editor written in Rust

    There is Lapce that you may want to have a look at.

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