The community driven Web site Click2try announced the addition of Linux C/C++ Developer Workstation to its online software catalog.
Click2try enables developers to test, evaluate and host existing and new Open Source software products on pre-configured virtual appliances. Apart from offering on-demand and virtualized developer tools, the website also allows developers to try applications for free and then use them continuously if required with subscriptions. This encourages software innovation.
Click2try’s Linux C/C++ Developer Workstation offers a number of development tools for C/C++ programmers. These tools are bundled into one virtual environment. The workstation’s main platform is based on EasyEclipse, which provides the Eclipse Platform and the CDT (News - Alert) IDE, as well as Doxygen and Subclipse.
In 2001, IBM released the Eclipse platform into the Open Source community. Eclipse is a very flexible and configurable platform, which supports a variety of plug-ins and extensions. However, new developers found it difficult while configuring. In order to ease this, EasyEclipse was released that made the system much easier to install and configure by bundling a number of popular tools.
With the help of click2try Linux C/C++ Developer Workstation, developers can now leverage additional tools as well as on-demand access through the click2try catalog. The workstation encourages developers to work immediately, with the click of a button without any registration procedures. Anyone can try a temporary version of any application in the click2try catalog. Users can enter into the Website and then click a button on any required application's catalog page.
Click2try said that its users could try any of the bundles of applications that are included in each click2try Developer Workstation. Users can as well try and use EasyEclipse and other development tools right from a browser instance, without downloading or installing any software on a local machine.
In case, a user wants to save some data, then he will have to get the registration done on the Website, but for free. Once registration is completed, users can receive a limited-time access to any of the applications available.
"There's nothing more frustrating that having to spend hours configuring your IDE when all you want to do is start writing code," said Steve Hayward, click2try VP of engineering. "The Developer Workstations let us get to work right now. And we can easily collaborate and share code with other team members using the click2try Applications Manager."
Recently, click2try added MoinMoin to its online catalog of virtualized open source applications. MoinMoin is a fast, easy-to-edit and simple to maintain, advanced and extensible wiki engine.
In addition, it has also made Ubuntu (News - Alert) 8.04 available recently in its online catalog. Ubuntu is a community-developed, Linux-based operating system featuring GNOME desktop. It is ideal for laptops, desktops and servers.
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Edited by Tim Gray