An IDE called 'QDevelop'

Richard Dale richard_dale at
Tue Oct 24 11:45:36 BST 2006

On Tuesday 24 October 2006 10:20, Jean-Luc Biord wrote:
> Richard Dale <Richard_Dale <at>> writes:
> > On Monday 09 October 2006 12:18, Richard Dale wrote:
> > > I found out here:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > That there is a new IDE called QDevelop. I think people will assume it
> > > is a Qt only version of KDevelop when in fact it has nothing to do with
> > > KDevelop - it will cause confusion and potentially 'dilute our brand'.
> > > If we were a company with a registered trade mark we would sue them or
> > > something. But as we're a Free Software project there isn't a lot we
> > > can do I suppose.
> >
> > Doh! It is a Qt only version of KDevelop.. Please ignore me
> I am the author of QDevelop. QDevelop is for Qt as KDevelop is for Kde. The
> name Kdevelop is the first letter of KDE + develop as QDevelop. What is the
> problem, you are offended to see a similar name? It is the code which makes
> the quality of a program, not its name. QDevelop is not a Qt only version
> of Kdevelop. It's a independent IDE dedicaced to Qt but is totally
> independent of KDevelop. Less complete, but faster, lighter and especially
> multi-platforms
Well it sounds very nice and I wish you every success - the more Free Software 
IDEs the better. Something simpler and lighter, that fits in between say Kate 
and KDevelop maybe something that useful to a lot of developers. But I still 
think people will at first think it's a Qt-only version of KDevelop, although 
maybe that doesn't actually matter in practice.

The next version of KDevelop for KDE4 should be cross-platform too, and so 
there won't actually be any reason to produce a Qt-only version of it 

-- Richard

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