Builder – IDE for GNOME

Builder is an Integrated Development Environment for GNOME. It’s a tool to help you write and contribute to GNOME-based applications.

The software combines integrated support for GNOME technologies such as GTK+, GLib, and GNOME APIs with features that developers will appreciate including syntax highlighting and snippets.

The Builder project started out of a class teaching people to program for the GNOME platform.

Features include:

  • Built in syntax highlighting for many programming languages.
  • Side-by-side code editors.
  • Multi-monitor support
  • Code overview mini-map.
  • Integration with Git.
  • Integration with Autotools, Cargo, CMake, Gradle, Meson, Maven, Make, PHPize, and Waf.
  • Clang based auto-completion, semantic highlighting, and diagnostics.
  • Python based auto-completion, semantic highlighting, and diagnostics.
  • Vala based auto-completion and diagnostics.
  • Auto indentation support for C, Python, Vala, and XML.
  • HTML, Markdown, reStructuredText, and Sphinx live preview.
  • Optional Vim, Emacs, and SublimeText style editing.
  • Integrated software profiler for native applications.
  • Integrated debugger for native applications.
  • Support for building with jhbuild and flatpak runtimes.
  • Support for viewing TODOs within a code-base.
  • Fast fuzzy text search across files and symbols.

Support: Documentation
Developer: Christian Hergert, et al.
License: GNU General Public Licence v3.0

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