Is there a kdevelop-user list?

Milian Wolff mail at
Fri Apr 26 08:32:35 BST 2019

On Donnerstag, 25. April 2019 01:47:04 CEST rhkramer at wrote:
> Is there a kdevelop-user list?

Yes: kdevelop at

> If not, is this the best place to ask user oriented questions?
> (Some to start, and some background:)
> I want to learn to use kdevelop (an older version, kdevelop 4.7.0 on kde
> 4.14.2, on Debian Jessie).

That's horribly outdated, don't use it.

> Some background:
> I intend to use it initially to read and try to understand code written by
> others for a C++ project (specifically Scintilla and Scite).  I expect to
> have need to run diffs of one file against another, and apply patches, but
> I won't be compiling from kdevelop as I need to build the system in a
> chroot jail with a more modern G++ compiler than comes with Jessie (iirc,
> it needs features of C++ 14 and 17 -- I already have a chroot jail built
> that successfully compiles the code for me).

Use git or some other VCS to generate diffs.

> I'd like to find a tutorial that deals with how to use kdevelop to import
> and then "work on" (as described above) existing projects (rather than
> starting from scratch to build a project.

What build systems are Scintilla/Scite using? If cmake, then just open the 
source folders and you should be all set up, assuming you have the required 
dependencies available.

Milian Wolff
mail at
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