Developing the Linux kernel with KDevelop

Aleix Pol aleixpol at
Wed Sep 21 13:23:10 UTC 2011

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 1:36 PM, Alexandre Courbot <gnurou at> wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> I have finally found the time to write about what I spend most of my
> day doing: reading and writing kernel code using KDevelop. It may
> sound weird to most, but after trying lots (and lots) of different
> editors/IDEs, I figured out that KDevelop was the one I am the most
> comfortable with. It is a great help for navigating and understanding
> the source. It also has a few things that could be improved, this is
> why I have written this little article that explains how to configure
> KDevelop for kernel development and the problems I ran into:
> More than sharing the experience and KDevelop love, I wrote this as a
> starting point to get feedback and comments and hopefully fix the few
> shortcomings I noticed. My daily workflow would be greatly improve if
> they get fixed, so before getting starting I wanted to announce my
> project and invite anyone interested to get involved.
> Expect a few patches related to this in the coming weeks - and if
> anyone else is intereted in this kernel project type I mention at the
> end of the article, let's join forces!
> Alex.
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Hi Alexandre!

I'm really happy to see this post, it makes me really proud :). I'll be
looking forward to your future work, I think that being able to fulfill the
kernel hacker needs would be quite a milestone for us.

Don't hesitate to ask if you need any help!

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