When comparing Code::Blocks vs CodeLite IDE, the Slant community recommends Code::Blocks for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform C++ compiler for Linux?” Code::Blocks is ranked 1st while CodeLite IDE is ranked 2nd.
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Pro Easy to use
Pro Simple Library import
Pro Advanced support for all popular framework
Including Laravel, WordPress, Drupal, jQuery, Bootstrap and so on
Pro Modest memory footprint
CodeLite takes up about 50 MB when loaded into memory with a workspace opened.
Pro Open source and free
CodeLite is licensed under GPL with source code available on GitHub.
Pro Extensive plugin support
Git, SFTP, Subversion, and many more plugins are fully supported in CodeLite IDE.
Pro Workspace view reminiscent of File Explorer
The workspace view, unlike other IDEs, is a reflection of the actual directory structure on the file system (with user filters applied).
Pro Excellent Node.js debugger
This makes fixing issues more efficiently and debugging code less painful.
Pro Intelligent code completion
Con Not very feature rich
By default it's not much more than "What if Gedit had a compiler and a terminal built in?" (or: "What if Notepad had colour coding, auto indents, file structure, a compiler and a terminal built in?")
There are far more professional IDEs out there. This one is much too basic for any efficient use.
Con Slow navigation using mouse
In most IDE's, you can "goto declaration"/"implementation" by holding CTRL and left-clicking on an identifier or include directory. This does not work in Code::Blocks no matter what settings you have. Right-clicking will bring-up a menu that includes these "goto" options, but it's not instant and you'll be slowed down immensely depending on how often you have to do it.
Con Can get quite slow and doesn't look all that good
Con Setting up dark theme requires using system's own gui toolkit
Con Lots of functionality is encountered only in plugins
You can't change keyboard shortcuts, neither share themes with vanilla codeblocks, for example.
Con Bland UI
The UI is fairly boring and has limited customization options. There is a dark theme available; however it only applies to the editor. The surrounding windows and borders remain light. You can see a collection of screenshots here.