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    [–] Better syntax highlighting for Geany ArkadiusBear 2 points ago in cpp_questions

    I love it. All the basic functionality is there without any extra tools you don't need.

    [–] Better syntax highlighting for Geany ArkadiusBear 3 points ago in cpp_questions

    Yeah it's an amazing text editor/IDE already, I was just trying to mess around with the syntax highlighting but to be honest it doesn't really matter, as long as it's clear whether something is a type, identifier etc. I don't think it really affects my coding that much.

    [–] Better syntax highlighting for Geany ArkadiusBear 1 points ago in learnprogramming

    Someone on GitHub edited the c++ lexer file so it correctly picks up on functions, however it looks like for any other changes I'll have to learn Scintilla myself which might be too much effort for what it's worth.

    [–] Better syntax highlighting for Geany ArkadiusBear 1 points ago in learnprogramming

    I understand how to change the themes, it's more to do with the syntax highlighting that I want to try and change.

    [–] Need a lightweight, 32-Bit, Linux-based IDE for coding C++ ArkadiusBear 1 points ago in learnprogramming

    Geany looks really good but Atom is only out on Linux for 64 bit systems.

    [–] Need a lightweight, 32-Bit, Linux-based IDE for coding C++ ArkadiusBear 1 points ago in learnprogramming

    Ah okay scratch that then haha. Vim seems to be something that a lot of people mention but it seems rather complicated to get up and running as a C++ IDE.

    [–] Need a lightweight, 32-Bit, Linux-based IDE for coding C++ ArkadiusBear 2 points ago in learnprogramming

    Somebody said on another thread it only uses 20MB of RAM to run but I'm not sure how true that is.

    [–] Need a lightweight, 32-Bit, Linux-based IDE for coding C++ ArkadiusBear 1 points ago in learnprogramming

    Vim looks rather complicated to setup to make it the type of IDE I want, but it looks like a possibility. Emacs seems to make it a bit easier to configure. I'll have to try both out, thanks!

    [–] Programming on an old 2008 netbook ArkadiusBear 2 points ago in learnprogramming

    Yeah I've never really trusted services that require a constant or frequent internet connection. Never used OneDrive, always stored files locally, never used Spotify, always used iTunes instead.

    It's not that I don't trust the services, it's more the fact I know unless there is a hardware failure my files will still be there, internet or not.

    [–] Programming on an old 2008 netbook ArkadiusBear 2 points ago in cpp

    Yeah I think I can scratch VS of the list, at least the latest editions.

    [–] Programming on an old 2008 netbook ArkadiusBear 2 points ago in cpp

    More mature?

    I might go for a 'baritone' IDE so to speak, something like VS code that apparently only requires 20MB to run.

    [–] Programming on an old 2008 netbook ArkadiusBear 2 points ago in cpp

    I'm going to have to figure out what to sacrifice; less functionality for smoother operation, or more functionality but slower operation.

    My plan is to work from the top end of IDEs, like Visual Studio, and slowly work down the ladder to basic text editors and hopefully find a good compromise in the middle somewhere.

    [–] Programming on an old 2008 netbook ArkadiusBear 1 points ago in cpp

    There are so many distros out there it's a bit overwhelming. I'll probably do some more research into them before I start installing IDEs and such.

    [–] Programming on an old 2008 netbook ArkadiusBear 2 points ago in cpp

    Don't Xubuntu and Lubuntu (the OS I'm looking into installing) have the same UI?

    I would like an IDE just to help out as I have only just started coding in C++.

    Yes I know but if you look at my post you'll see why I decided to get one.

    [–] Programming on an old 2008 netbook ArkadiusBear 2 points ago in learnprogramming

    Hmmm interesting, never heard of this before. I will definitely give this a look, thank you for suggesting it!

    [–] Programming on an old 2008 netbook ArkadiusBear 2 points ago in cpp

    Ooo interesting, I'll definitely look into that as Visual Studio is by far my favourite IDE on Windows. And as its requirements are so small I should be able to run it on whatever OS I end up installing, thanks for bringing this to my attention!

    [–] Programming on an old 2008 netbook ArkadiusBear 1 points ago in cpp

    What exactly is VS code? Is it simply a super stripped down version of Visual Studio? I only need basic functionality like debugging etc.

    [–] Programming on an old 2008 netbook ArkadiusBear 2 points ago in learnprogramming

    Can you explain the the Amazon thing? You lost me at line 2 haha.

    [–] Programming on an old 2008 netbook ArkadiusBear 2 points ago in cpp

    Looking at the Microsoft website it looks like it should run fine, and I've seen mentions of it working fine on the 1000H. It's Visual Studio I'm worried about running, might be too resource hungry.

    I can happily go with Windows XP, just more use to using Windows 7 but it isn't that much of change.

    I'm tempted to install all 3 and mess around to see which one works the best.

    [–] Programming on an old 2008 netbook ArkadiusBear 2 points ago in learnprogramming

    Sounds good I'll give it a try. The C++ Primer book actually suggests using an IDE that only helps you out a bit so that you're forced to find where you made mistakes and not depend on the IDE to do it for you, so really the simpler the IDE, the better, both resource and training wise.

    Thank you for your help!

    [–] Programming on an old 2008 netbook ArkadiusBear 2 points ago in learnprogramming

    I heard good things from people using exactly the same laptop with Lubuntu so hopefully it isn't that bad but yeah it seems to be the lesser of the three evils.

    I might just install Windows 7 just for the hell of it to see if I can optimize it to be less RAM hungry and if all fails just settle for the Linux route.

    I only suggested Code Blocks as it supports 32-bit Linux, any other IDE suggestions for a 32-bit system?

    [–] Programming on an old 2008 netbook ArkadiusBear 2 points ago in learnprogramming

    So you think it's better going the "lighter" route with Linux based OS and a lightweight IDE? Lubuntu supposedly only needs 512MB to run, so as long as the IDE I'm using doesn't take up more than 1.5GB I should be okay correct?