i am evaluating since a while the possibility to construct an application that works with scala code and scala code fragments on any of the IDE's or their RCPs.
in the beginning, i looked at eclipse, but the plugin is still far too fragile and my frustration was far too big, so the second thing i looked at was netbeans. the big pro for me is to be able to directly use Swing components.
however, definitely IDEA has the most outstanding scala plug-in, a magnitude better than the other two, and now that there is the CE, it also an option for my as open source developer.
so my question is: is it possible to kind of develop rich clients on top of IDEA, something similiar to the eclipse RCP or netbeans platform? i understand that i could extend IDEA by writing plug-ins. would i be able to incorporate the scale plug-in to render my code fragments, if possible with all the bells+whistles, maybe more modules like project management? or would you recommend to launch such an endeavour better with netbeans? (BTW: what gui toolkit is idea based on? it looks fairly native and is very responsive....?)
thanks for any thoughts on this. best,