I dont use CocosBuilder. Just a Makefile, text editor, texture packer, compiler.
I have a MacBook Pro and I literally just need that. I can target whatever other platform I need. VM’s and shared folders and I can do anything I need. I dont even need to visit the linux instance except to compile. To do that I just start the VM, hide it and SSH into it from my Mac, even though it is running on my Mac.