Where did the name "The Squealer" come from?
Does The Squealer work with Eclipse, JBuilder, etc?
Is The Squealer a replacement for my commercial IDE?
The Squealer is missing a feature I want. What can I do?
Why is there no setup program for installation?
Q. Where did the name "The Squealer" come from?
A. It's mean't to convey the excitement of the mouse:
nimble, lightweight, quick and ultimately smarter than the cat. Whereas the cat (read bloated
IDEs) is slow, predictable, sluggish and lazy. Or it could just be kevinker
liked the sound of the name.
Q. Does The Squealer work with Eclipse, JBuilder, etc?
A. Yes. Any tool that can execute external programs
and capture stdout can integrate with The Squealer.
Q. Is The Squealer a replacement for my commercial IDE?
A. Maybe. It all depends what you use your IDE for. If you
use your commercial IDE for UML diagramming, debugging or code re-factoring then you will most
likely be using both, each for their strengths. If you don't use these features of your IDE
too often then you should ask yourself whether you really need it.
Q. The Squealer is missing a feature I want. What can I do?
A. Add it in yourself, then submit it back to us in one
of the SourceForge trackers. Alternatively, you could submit a SourceForge feature request
to us so we will implement it. We're not promising to do it, but you may as well give it a go.
Q. Why is there no setup program for installation?
A. Because the feedback we got from users was a plain ZIP file
distrubution was better. A pre-SourceForge version of the Squealer (1.25 - which is not publicly available)
did have a InstallShield setup program but we dropped support for this because of the feedback we
got. The big advantage of ZIP distribution is ease of upgrade. Just unzip the new release to
your Squealer home directory, commit it to source control (if you're using it within a team)
and you're ready to go.