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01 February 2011, 10:18

KDevelop 4.2 brings KDE 4.6 support

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KDevelop Logo After three months of development, the KDevelop hackers have released version 4.2 of their C++ integrated development environment (IDE). According to the developers, the latest version of the open source IDE is "significantly more stable and polished than 4.1" and includes several performance improvements and a number of new features.

KDevelop 4.2 features improvements to the Problems Toolview and C++ support, better handling of locked sessions and support for the latest KDE SC 4.6 release – KDE 4.5 is also supported, but Platform 4.4 or older are not. Additionally included is a new C++ code assistant that, when a user renames the declaration of a local variable, offers to rename all uses of that declaration.

Thanks to a group of French students, a new documentation plugin that integrates Man pages and find and replace in files functionality has been added. Other changes include better file and folder handling, MovingRanges support and fixes for bugs found in the previous release. As usual, the developers also note that they have issued updates for the KDevelop PHP plugins. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest release.

Further information about the point update, including a list of new features and screenshots, can be found in the announcement news post and on the List of Noteworthy Changes page. At the time of this posting, the project's homepage still shows version 4.1.1 as the latest release. KDevelop 4.2 is available to download as GPL-licensed source code from the project's website.


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