Expected features:

  • Integration with the Rust tool chain, i.e., compile and execute from inside IDE.

  • Intelligent code complete suggestions.

  • Debugger.

Open Source preferable.

Multiplatform support is good to have, but my primary system is Linux (Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 x64).


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I suggest RustDT:

  • Integrates with Cargo build, displays build errors in the editor.
  • Code completion / Content Assist (using the Racer tool).
  • Debugger integration (using GDB).

See updated list features at: https://github.com/RustDT/RustDT/blob/latest/documentation/Features.md#features

  • Note that RustDT is no longer maintained, but there is a new active Eclipse IDE for Rust: Corrosion ( marketplace.eclipse.org/content/… ). It's based on the LSP protocol, and it had some involvement from Redhat developers. I haven't tried it myself but I think it essentially has all the features expected from question (including debugging). Commented Jan 28, 2019 at 17:21

I'd suggest Atom by Github. Sublime Text is good too.

Even Vim has plugins too.

An eclipse plugin's there too called Rusty Cage.

Also, try Racer.

  • Atom runs a bit sluggish on Ubuntu. Will check out Racer. Commented May 3, 2015 at 10:43
  • Atom is buggy too. I enjoy Sublime Text more. Commented May 3, 2015 at 10:44

Intellij has a Rust plugin. Still a work in progress but the end result should be good knowing JetBrains.

IDE: https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/download/#section=linux

Rust Plugin: https://intellij-rust.github.io/


Microsoft Visual Studio Code on Linux also supports Rust. Probably the best IDE at the moment.


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