The IDE is in C++ using Qt frameworkPlease tell me what you think of this idea. Ideas and suggestions are always welcome.
Without platform interdependency, it can't be better than the current IDE.
I have many ideas for an IDE but I'm not so sure about actually doing it.
Maybe you want to become very good friends with Massimo, David C, Tom, Gianluca and David M first.
So whoever provides a reasonable IDE for Arduino that includes version control *and* works out of the box will most probably win this "market".
* Command line preferences
* copy-paste of text that works to/from other applications
* A list of auto-replacements in the editor so that it automatically fixes e.g.:
an obvious com port and board drop down list
IMHO the biggest issue with the Arduino IDE is that it lacks any kind of version control.