KDevelop 3.0 released

Harald Fernengel 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 
Source IDE


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 
member.

"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.


Major Enhancements

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 
on-demand tool-views.

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 
http://www.kdevelop.org/index.html?filename=download.html.

An alpha version of a native binary for Mac OS X can be found at 
http://kde.opendarwin.org.

The kde-cygwin project provides KDevelop on 
http://kde-cygwin.sourceforge.net/kde3/installation.php.

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 
http://www.kdevelop.org/index.html?filename=branches_compiling.html.


About KDevelop

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.


About KDE

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.

Press Contacts:

Worldwide (German and English): Harald Fernengel, harry at kdevelop.org, 
(47) 92043220
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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