Is anybody currently maintaining a definitive list of IDE's that work with the Raspberry Pi? If not, can anyone supply a list of general-purpose IDE's (such as Aptana Studio 3), and language specific IDE's (think of IDLE) for the Pi?



General Purpose

  • Vim

While Vim by itself is a standalone text-editor(powerful one at that), it can support the features of an IDE. If I needed an IDE-like environment, this is the route that I would go simply because Vim is my favorite editor(for good reasons).

If you want more detail on turning Vim into an IDE, I found these links for you. Hope they're of some help:

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    Two great plugins for vim are taglist: vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=273 which provides a togglable, clickable sidebar index of functions/classes/methods/etc and will work with a bunch of different languages (at the same time, too) and neocomplcache vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=2620 which does popup autocompletion, also for a bunch of languages. There are a few other autocomplete plugins, "omnicppcomplete" is very popular. If you are using X, the GUI vim (gvim) is a bit of an improvement and more mouse friendly in that context.
    – goldilocks
    Apr 9 '13 at 14:05

General Purpose

Language Specific

  • This is was made community wiki by me - this list should be updated constantly Apr 10 '13 at 0:31

Xojo does not run on the Pi, but it can create apps for Raspberry Pi (and Windows, OS X, Linux, web and iOS).


Take a look at these RAD IDEs which run fine on Pi:


I haven't tested it yet, but there's also Code::Blocks IDE on the Pi Store.


In addition to Lazarus you may also install and run Free Pascal on its own on Raspbian. It has a nice text-mode IDE. See http://www.elinux.org/Free_Pascal_on_RPi for details.

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