KDevelop 3.0 release

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"The KDevelop Team is proud to ship KDevelop 3.0, the first major release of the completely rewritten, award-winning Integrated Development Environment (IDE)."


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, [E-mail:harry@kdevelop.org], (47) 92043220 Worldwide (Ukrainian, Russian and English): Alexander Dymo, [E-mail:cloudtemple@mksat.net], (38) 0675122801 Worldwide (Swedish and English): Jens Dagerbo, [E-mail:jens.dagerbo@swipnet.se] Worldwide (Portuguese): Amilcar do Carmo Lucas, [E-mail:amilcar@ida.ing.tu-bs.de] Worldwide (Italian): Roberto Raggi, [E-mail:roberto@kdevelop.org]

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