Dartboard is an Eclipse project that aims at making Dart development possible in the Eclipse IDE.
The Dart Language
The Flutter project, also from Google aims at allowing cross-platform mobile app development. While the project's internals are primarly written in C++, most of its API is written in Dart. Developers using the framework write Dart code.
Currently Dart development is mostly done in Visual Studio Code and Android Studio (IntelliJ). Technically it's also possible to develop Dart apps just with a console and a texteditor.
However, there is a Dart language server available. Which means we can utilize the LSP4E project to connect the Eclipse IDE to the language server.
The Eclipse IDE was once heavily used for Android development. But with the addition of Android Studio, Eclipse is no longer the preferred choice for Android development.
The Dartboard project now aims at bringing the ability of mobile app development back to the Eclipse IDE.
I will be continuously updating this list with new features.
Syntax Highlighting and Error Reporting
Dart syntax is highlighted in Dart source files and errors are underlined and reported on the side as well as the problems view.
Quick Fixes for Errors
Quick fixes for errors are available from the language server.
Dart programs can be launched from a launch configuration. Any output is shown in a dedicated console view.
Support for Bootstrapping Projects with Stagehand
Stagehand is a CLI tool, written in Dart, that allows to easily bootstrap new Dart project from a template. There are multiple templates available. For example console-full which generates the base for a console application.
The goal is to add the ability to bootstrap new projects using a wizard. In the process a template can be selected and the new project is automatically set up after creation.
Support for the Pub Package Manager
Pub is the package manager for Dart projects. It allows to include packages from the pub registry in any Dart project.
The goal is to automatically sync a projects dependencies upon import of the project or when a new dependency is added to
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Development happens in the GitHub repository.
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