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note: This post gets updated almost daily (Last update 11/20/11)

Dear Arduino Wizards,

Your platform is sweet.  Here is a revised wish list.

IDE (Processing) REQUESTS:
- ALT keys to access menus:
  (Alt-f file, Alt-s save, Alt-x quit, Alt-k to compile and upload to device (all in one command))
- F3 'find next' (vs. CTRL-F, etc) would be great
- Find dialog to have memory of multiple past searches (arrow down in a listbox style)
- Find dialog option to 'find in project' (not just the current window)
- Autocomplete
- Autosave
- Auto increment build number variable on compile or upload
- Bigger tabs (TAB = 4 or 5 chars wide)
- Help / "Hardware Interfacing" opens a local copy of all the files under http://arduino.cc/playground/Main/InterfacingWithHardware
- Bug: Disable save while compiling (right now it causes a compile error but not right away)
- Bug: Disable upload while compiling (right now it causes a compile error but not right away)
- Bug: quitting a processing window while another is compiling causes the compile to fail (shared temp directory maybe? idk)

DOCUMENTATION:
- Quick reference to pinouts & common ports used with arduino (eg: sensor shields, 3-pin sensor shields, I2C, etc..)
- As mentioned above, a local copy of of all the hardware interfacing documentation
- All library docs in local browsable html (some are external)
- Bug: Docs for round() function is missing

LANGUAGE REQUESTS:
- Extended trigonometry library (tan, atan, etc..)

- OTHER STUFF:
- Consider making the Time library standard equipment

Keep up the good work!

J
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Updated.

Thanks!
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+1 for Autosave!

Save is for Save, and Compile shouldn't be only for Compile, when the IDE is not totally stable. No offense here ;-) I just lost 2hrs of work.. and quite angry about myself.. forgetting to save manually...

Keep the good work!
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Oh Yes!  Please add the Alt's, pretty please.

Love the work. 

Sweet and simple enough to unleash my 11yrold at it.   Awesome.
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