Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd May 2010 13:47 UTC, submitted by Andreas Andersen
KDE "The KDevelop team is proud and happy to announce that KDevelop 4.0 is finally available as stable release. KDevelop comes with lots of innovative features, even though many features from the 3.5 series were dropped due to a nearly complete rewrite. In particular the developers have focused on building an excellent C++ IDE instead of trying to integrate lots of languages and features halfheartedly. Of course KDevelop 4 also builds an excellent basis for other languages, the best proof for that is the PHP plugin that is released alongside KDevelop 4.0. KDevelop 4.0 has an excellent C++ code understanding engine, which allows the IDE to understand your code better than you do, and which is then used to assist you by releasing you from tiresome tasks."
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RE: And QtCreator ?
by ba1l on Mon 3rd May 2010 16:18 UTC in reply to "And QtCreator ?"
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I've only used KDevelop4 briefly. Maybe a few hours this afternoon.

KDevelop4's code completion is way more powerful than Qt's. It was able to provide useful code completion in cases where Qt Creator can not.

http://zwabel.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/c-code-completion-rethought-...

Then you have the code assistant stuff.

http://zwabel.wordpress.com/2009/03/13/really-rapid-c-development-w...

Bear in mind, that's from over a year ago.

It also has better refactoring support (the last version of Qt Creator I used didn't have any).

As for why KDevelop exists at all... it's actually older than Qt Creator. Way older. Did you expect the KDevelop team to drop everything they'd been working on to contribute to Qt Creator instead?

They don't really fill the same niche anyway. Qt Creator is a cross-platform IDE for building Qt applications. KDevelop is a C++ IDE for KDE, which can be used to build KDE applications, or anything else.

I was actually using it as an IDE for devkitPro. You can't do that with Qt Creator. I tried, since my only alternative was Visual Studio 2008. VS2008 barely worked (IntelliSense kept dropping out on me), and it's editor is like something from the stone age compared to Qt Creator.

Oh yeah... I still prefer Qt Creator's UI over nearly anything else. It took a while to get used to, but it works really well. I've not used KDevelop for long enough to compare them on that ront.

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