KDevelop 3.0 released
harry at kdevelop.org
Tue Feb 3 14:35:46 UTC 2004
KDevelop 3.0 release Announcement
DATELINE FEBRUARY 03
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The KDevelop Team Ships Major Feature Release of Award-Winning Open
February 03, 2004 (The INTERNET). The KDevelop Team is proud to ship
KDevelop 3.0, the first major release of the completely rewritten,
award-winning Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
"KDevelop is a key to reaching brand new levels of productivity. It is
an IDE suitable for every task from system programming to GUI RAD
development. Integrating all standard UNIX development tools, providing
support for team development with various version control system tools
and having a large list of supported languages, KDevelop is an excellent
choice for UNIX developers. Available on different platforms such as Mac
OS X and Windows/Cygwin, KDevelop is a great tool for multiplatform
development. Support for common development tools allows to develop
applications for a large number of platforms including embedded
platforms" said Alexander Dymo, project co-maintainer.
"With its new language-independent, plugin-based core and wide support
for common development tools, KDevelop is already the de-facto standard
IDE on Linux/Unix desktops" added Harald Fernengel, long-time project
"The KDevelop team did an excelent work with this release. Over 40
developers contributed over a timespan of 14 months to the project.
You'll notice that care was taken in the documentation and in the user
interface. This version is powerful, yet easy to use" noted Amilcar do
Carmo Lucas, release co-coordinator.
KDevelop now supports over 15 programming languages and numerous version
control systems, debuggers, documentation formats and build tools. Any
Editor supporting the KTextEditor interfaces can be used as native
KDevelop editor, including kate, qEditor and kvim. Build tools like
automake, qmake or ant are supported natively, meaning that KDevelop
does not maintain its own object repository. Changes in the native
project files will be reflected in KDevelop and vice-versa.
The C++ support offers a class view showing all the symbols either flat
or hierarchical by namespaces and allows easy code-navigation. A
background parser updates the symbols on the fly and also shows
syntactical errors in the source code. The code completion even deals
with Qt signals and slots.
With its new open architecture, KDevelop can be customized in every
respect. The user interface can be switched on the fly from classic MDI
mode to the modern IDEAl mode, featuring a code-centric approach with
KDevelop features extensive support for navigating the source code.
Symbols and filenames can be accessed by just typing part of the name,
recently modified files can be reached with a simple keystroke.
KDevelop offers documentation generators, code debugging, memory
checking, code refactoring, bookmark management, and dozens of tools to
make development easy and convenient. It is translated into more than 16
languages, ranging from English to Tamil.
Installing KDevelop 3.0 binary packages
Binary packages for all major Linux distributions can be found at
An alpha version of a native binary for Mac OS X can be found at
The kde-cygwin project provides KDevelop on
Please note that the KDevelop team does not release binary versions, all
packages are provided by third-parties.
Compiling KDevelop 3.0
The complete source code of KDevelop 3.0 can be freely downloaded from
http://www.kdevelop.org/. Detailed build information can be found at
KDevelop is an independent project to create a powerful and easy to use
integrated development environment (IDE). As a part of the KDE project,
KDevelop shares the same open development model and the modular
framework. The result is a highly customizable, language independent IDE
under the GPL license driven by dozens of developers and professionals
worldwide. More about KDevelop can be found at http://www.kdevelop.org.
KDE is an independent project of hundreds of developers, translators,
artists and other professionals worldwide collaborating over the
Internet to create and freely distribute a sophisticated, customizable
and stable desktop and office environment employing a flexible,
component-based, network-transparent architecture and offering an
outstanding development platform. KDE provides a stable, mature desktop,
a full, component-based office suite (KOffice), a large set of
networking and administration tools and utilities, and an efficient,
intuitive development environment featuring the excellent IDE KDevelop.
KDE is working proof that the Open Source "Bazaar-style" software
development model can yield first-rate technologies on par with and
superior to even the most complex commercial software.
Press Release: Written by Harald Fernengel, with the invaluable
assistance of numerous generous volunteers from the KDE Project.
Release Coordinators: Thanks to Alexander Dymo and Amilcar do Carmo
Lucas for their services as release coordinators.
Trademark Notices. KDE and K Desktop Environment are trademarks of KDE
e.V. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. UNIX is a
registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other
countries. All other trademarks and copyrights referred to in this
announcement are the property of their respective owners.
Worldwide (German and English): Harald Fernengel, harry at kdevelop.org,
Worldwide (Ukrainian, Russian and English): Alexander Dymo,
cloudtemple at mksat.net, (38) 0675122801
Worldwide (Swedish and English): Jens Dagerbo, jens.dagerbo at swipnet.se
Worldwide (Portuguese): Amilcar do Carmo Lucas, amilcar at ida.ing.tu-bs.de
Worldwide (Italian): Roberto Raggi, roberto at kdevelop.org
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