Tips about a good IDE for kde4

Andreas Pakulat apaku at
Tue May 29 21:53:54 CEST 2007

On 29.05.07 19:47:23, Dapuzz wrote:
> In data 29 maggio 2007 alle ore 19:39:33, Holger Schröder  
> <schroder at> ha scritto:
> > On Monday 28 May 2007 22:44:12 Dapuzz wrote:
> >> As topic title :)
> >> Which is the best ide to navigate in kde4 source files?
> >>
> > Hi dapuzz, i would recommend emacs, as it is quite powerful, and it is  
> > the same on linux and windows, so i don´t have the problem of confusing  
> > the
> > shortcuts of two different editors, and right now kate is not right there
> > yet, as it hickups at opening files from time to time.
> >
> > also midnicht commander is quite nice on windows too, but it has the  
> > problem,
> > that recursive copying of directories does not copy subdirectories. but  
> > for
> > viewing and editing files it is great.
> I'm looking for something that show a tree of classes and methods, let me  
> search for a word in whole folder, find all reference of a sub call and  
> all other functions that an IDE provide (not just an editor altough with  
> syntax highlight)
> Something to have full control over a big project as kde4 is :)

There's no such thing available, at least not open source. Visual Studio
Express comes for free nowadays, but I didn't test importing kdelibs
into that. I did test DevCPP, Codeblocks and Eclipse/CDT to import
kdelibs, the first two didn't have an easy way to import existing
sources (letting me add each subdir or even files manually, yikes).
Eclipse' indexer has serious problems with source projects of the size
of kdelibs, so you have to disable it and loose things such as code
completion, code navigation and maybe others.

So I'm happy to have KDevelop3 on Linux on the same table as the windows
monitor, so an editor in Win32 is sufficient (using Notepad++ for that


You are standing on my toes.

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