Kudos to kdev4!
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Wed Apr 23 17:26:35 UTC 2008
On Wednesday 23 April 2008 21:48:01 Kishore wrote:
> Last week i built kdev4 from svn and it seems rather good! So i just wanted
> to say thank you and great work! I really look forward to it being released
> although i am going to use it more regularly now on!
I thought i might add a bit about the stuff i liked, stuff i don't know about.
1) Colours. I do recollect talk on this list about the highlighting being too
colourful. Well it is colourfull and i love it! I have partial colour
blindness and this resulted in much of the colouring or kate/kdev from kde3
being largely useless to me. I hardly noticed difference between colours used
for identifying datatypes, etc. Only bold fonts stood out. Colours did not.
In kdev4 identification is a lot more easy for me!
2) A project appears to accept files outside the project directory. Which is
nice. But i suspect this is only for the header files and not for source
files. I use cmake for my projects and include a common folder for most of my
projects with the cmake code such as;
So the code in the common folder that is outside the project folder also get
built with the project. Unfortunately, kdev4 does not seem recognize this and
does not list the *.c files that belong to this common folder in quick open.
However, *.h files are included in quick open.
3) Creating a project creates a Project.kdev4 file and a .kdev4 folder. Are
these version controllable? As in can i check them into VCS so that others
can reuse the project files with the same settings (debugger and build
settings) that i use? In first look it appears that Project.kde4 is VCS
4) As-you-type formatting remains a problem with conflicting settings between
katepart and kdev. I am wondering if there can be a solution for this. Coould
it be possible to pass formatting settings from kdev to katepart?
5) This is probably work in progress but i was unable to build a project with
the build option. Only "build all projects" option worked which of course
would build all open projects.
Something that i noticed. kdev4 crashes if i edit and save the CMakeLists.txt
of an open project. Editing other source files is fine and even editing a
CMakelists.txt file is fine if the project is not open. Just some input there
if it were not noticed before.
Well! kdev4 looks mighty good from what i see! :-)
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