Saturday, September 13, 2014

Java for UniversalIDE Alpha 0.1 released

About a month ago, I wrote a post about UniversalIDE, my current open source project, where I said I had just finished the new version of the project's website and I was planning an add-on to support the Java language. Now, the first alpha version of this add-on is available. Here is a screenshot:

It can easily be installed from the UniversalIDE Add-on Repository (Tools > Add-on manager > Install new from repository...); to compile Java code, you obviously need a JDK on your machine, and its installation directory path needs to be indicated in the application's options dialog (accessible by double-clicking the application's name in the UniversalIDE's file browser) to allow the IDE to
"know" where the compiler is.
This is the repository page, and the source is available here.
This is an Alpha version, so it only has basic syntax highlighting features; more advanced features like code suggestions are planned for the next releases.
Any feedback is appreciated, so leave a comment if you have anything to say.