As I was looking around at C++ stuff on the net, I ran across this project on Sourceforge called Code::Blocks Studio. I think these guys have a shot at being a decent Open source replacement for visual studio.
They have the right features. Good editor, open source, plugin-system, works with a bunch of compilers, doesn’t require make 🙂 , completion, support for other languages, It looks similar as well.
When I start another C++/Other language project, I’m going to download this and give it a try.