>If you expect your IDE to come fully featured then it won't be lightweight....
The very definition of IDE implies a text editor, a compiler, a debugger, and build tools. vim is a text editor, not an IDE. That's why developers work with several individual tools such as vim, gdb, gcc, and make when working without an IDE.
What I need: debugger, compiler, text completion, navigate the project structure, and nice to have: subversion plugin. All right - even if its not THAT light weight - any recommendations for a more sexy up-to-date IDE other than Borland which contains all these features?
....at this point anything is looking lighter than Borland C++. It just doesn't make sense that it should take so much to install and setup a simple little environment. [thank-you both for your replies]