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KDE Releases KDevelop 4.6 93

Posted by timothy
from the always-with-the-k dept.
New submitter KDE Community writes that the KDE project has released KDevelop 4.6.0 as the latest version of the free and open source integrated development environment. "KDevelop 4.6.0 improves debugging support with GDB. The GDB integration improvements include some operations now going into effect immediately rather than needing to re-run the program, improved debugging from external terminals, and a CPU registers toolview. KDevelopers' CPU registers toolview also allows for showing and editing all user-mode registers and general purpose flags for x86/x86_64/ARMv7 platforms. Other KDevelop 4.6.0 changes include greater language support within the PHP plug-in, Python language support improvements, more C++11 language support, improved project management, and a clean-up to the IDE's user-interface."
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KDE Releases KDevelop 4.6

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  • IDEs... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 10, 2013 @10:21AM (#45649997)

    ... because a *good* IDE can make you so much more productive. Yes, vim is great, yes, it can do a lot, but it still does not know what you are writing there.

    My IDE does and thanks to that I can refactor stuff in seconds that took minutes earlier (or maybe even hours) and I make less mistakes doing so. Having to spend less time on boring tasks makes the whole job of programming something so much more enjoyable!

    You need a good IDE though with a good code model, so that it actually understands the code you are writing. Many of the free IDEs do not have that, so those are a total waste of time. KDevelop, Eclipse and Qt Creator all have a code model though and do support you with quite a few refactoring operations (like move code around, rename variables and classes, etc.).

  • Re: (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 10, 2013 @11:56AM (#45650967)

    What makes you think text editors with a GUI are not keyboard usable? Get out of your cave! You might be surprised, but people working on an IDE are programmers... they do like the keyboard, too.

    KDevelop even has vim-compatibility via its kate texteditor component. Eclipse has vim plugin, as does Qt Creator, which even ships with a "fakevim" plugin installed and enabled by default.

    Qt Creator's main navigation method, the locator which will take you to any symbol/class/file/line/web page/...) is entirely keyboard based (trigger it with Ctrl-K, not the mouse though, that would kind of spoil the effect).

    I use my IDE of choice almost completely without the mouse: The only time I grab the mouse is when browsing the help (that feels too much like browsing the web to avoid the mouse;-).

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