Windows IDE

  • George Barrowcliff

    Is there a windows vista IDE for OOREXX like the old VXREXX? or is the IDE in
    IBM ObjectRexx usable with OOREXX?


  • Mark Miesfeld

    Mark Miesfeld - 2010-05-24

    There is no Windows Vista IDE for ooRexx.

    It is possible, barely, to use the IBM Object Rexx IDE with ooRexx. But, it is
    a lot of work, and you need to really understand Windows and how DLLs work to
    do it.

    I would not advise it, unless you are really determined. Basically, you need
    to install Object REXX, figure out the bare minimum files needed for just
    the IDE, files that have nothing to do with the interpreter itself, copy them
    off to another directory. Uninstall Object REXX completely, Install ooRexx.
    Figure out how to get the copied files to work. I know it can be done, I did
    it at one time and know of one other person that did it. The result is not
    100% and, in my opinion, it's just not worth it. You're on your own if you
    want to try that. And, again, I certainly don't recommend it.

    If all you want is the resource editor portion of the IDE for ooDialog, then
    just use any available resource editor. There is a free Windows resource
    editor called ResEdit that makes a good choice.

    There is some discussion of creating an ooRexx IDE for Eclipse. If you want to
    participate in that work, or just the discussion, subscribe to the oorexx-
    devel list:

  • Rick McGuire

    Rick McGuire - 2010-05-24

    I also really doubt this will work for any of the 4.x versions of ooRexx.


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