In the last few years, several stand-alone integrated development environments (IDEs) for VHDL have been developed. Borrowing the concepts from software IDEs (Borland, Visual Studio, etc) these IDEs provide direct feedback about the code, and integration with simulators and/or synthesis tools.
In addition to these commercial IDEs, there are some experimental, academic open source VHDL editors and Verilog editors. They are all based on the Eclipse platform.
These projects can be used as Eclipse free VHDL/Verilog plugins, but may lack stability and maturity.