Can you suggest a C IDE for Debian OS? I am new to developing on linux OS's, I'ved used Xcode on Mac OS which has been very good. The development I am doing is Embedded C for debian OS so if there are IDE's relevant to this on debian I'd be interested.

I think there is eclipse for Debian but I am looking for other suggestions.

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emacs will work, although I prefer geany which has status, compiler, messages, scribble, and terminal windows along with all the code/file windows.

It has a compiler, a linker, ability to set all the options for both compiling and building

It has the ability to run the executable in a (temporary) terminal.


You can use Code::Blocks on a wide variety platforms - it works with a variety of compilers, including cross compilers, and you can configure for remote debugging - usually important on developing embedded systems. The exact details for remote debugging vary between compilers & debuggers.

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