The graphical improvements to GUD are nice, but as far as I can see, the newIsn't that what an IDE is? Something to let you look at execution
features are limited to viewing GUD data.
data and source code in a convenient coordinated way?
As in my other email, an IDE is often more - pulling together bug tracking, plug-ins for profilers, code browsers, project planning, etc. The improved GUD is nice, but other IDEs have a lot more. (if you want to want to go that route))
project management (files & build)
What does that mean? Is it some alternative to makefiles?
Yeah, a number of IDEs have this (GreenHills, MSVS). I find them awkward and confusing. My understanding is that the IDE then knows about all the files in the 'project' and can automatically generate tags, do class browsing, and other such things.
I only mentioned that because it's functionality that exists elsewhere. I don't see a use for it in GNU tools.
bug tracking (see the other threads)I would like to know more about this. Emacs lacks convenient features
task management (planner.el, todo-mode, etc.)
code browsing (yes, it exists, but as add-ons)
manage window configurations (Eclipse calls them perspectives)
to usefully save and adjust window configurations, and it would be nice
to add that as a general feature.