is there plugin development guide?

Andreas Pakulat apaku at
Mon Dec 10 08:06:03 UTC 2012


On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 6:37 AM, microcai <microcai at> wrote:
> I want to use autotools in KDevelop. I need an autotools plugin that
> * filter out autotools generated files in project view
> * syntax highlight for and
> as well as autocompletion for and Makefile
> * should inherit from makefile plugin that can do include directory
> discover from Makefile and macro definations
> * an gui widget dialog that can edit and in few
> mouse clicks
> Is there any pre-exist code that I can start with ? or an plugin development

There is some code at
but its not been touched since ages, probably does not compile or work

We do not have any guide for how to write plugins unfortunately, but
the custom makefile plugin is relatively simple along the makebuilder

Note that neither custom makefile nor makebuilder provide much include
or define information themselves, instead the c++ plugins fallback
will kick in and try to parse the output of running make in the build
directory to get this. Syntax highlighting should already work when
opening the files in the editor.

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