Is there a kdevelop-user list?

Milian Wolff mail at
Mon Apr 29 10:22:22 BST 2019

On Friday, April 26, 2019 2:42:54 PM CEST rhkramer at wrote:
> Thanks for the reply!
> On Friday, April 26, 2019 03:32:35 AM Milian Wolff wrote:
> > On Donnerstag, 25. April 2019 01:47:04 CEST rhkramer at wrote:
> > > Is there a kdevelop-user list?
> > 
> > Yes: kdevelop at
> I just sent it in a subscription request, but, in the meantime I'll ask one
> more question here / to you.
> > > 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 That's horribly outdated, don't use it.
> (Not the question, but I'll work towards that end by eventually upgrading
> Jessie -- I don't feel very confident installing new software by compiling.
> (The chroot jail I mentioned does use a much more up-to-date Debian, but
> with no X and nothing like KDE.)

Just be aware that this old version is essentially outdated and contains lots 
of issues that got fixed in the meantime.

> > Use git or some other VCS to generate diffs.
> (Still not the question) OK, but I was assuming (and am still assuming --
> but I expect to find out for sure that I could invoke [git] diff from
> within kdevelop and see the results there.


> > > 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.
> (The one more question) I'm fairly sure it is not the cmake system based on
> a quick look at man cmake (which is installed on my Jessie system) -- the
> basis of my opinion is that the make files  are named make and not cmake.

Then you'll have to use the custom make manager and hope that all compiler 
flags, include dirs etc. are picked up automatically. If not, add them 
manually - then the code browser etc. should work fine.

Milian Wolff
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