This week was Hack Week at Novell. My idea for the hack week was to Integrate Vim with MonoDevelop. Not just as an external editor used by MD to open files, but integration, so MD should be aware of changes being done via vim and vim should respond to various commands from MD.
Current implementation status is that you can see gvim in monodevelop, i have two way communication mostly setup. The class and method combos above the editor respond to cursor changes in vim, and selecting a class/method from the combos makes vim jump to the correct position. It supports code completion (yay!). Vim gets the code completion info from monodevelop.
But there are problems. Vim has some bugs which hinder some stuff, so next I’ll try to fix those bugs in vim. Its not really distributable right now, but it should be soon. I’m not sure whether a lot of people would be interested in this or what all features would be desirable, so feel free to give feedback. Here is a small demo of what is available right now:
This is just a quick post, I’ll post one with more details soon. If you like the project then please vote here.