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[4]: And QtCreator ?
by OpenGLCoder on Tue 4th May 2010 00:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: And QtCreator ?"
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Visual Studio is the single best IDE in existance with the most integration of advanced features. C++ syntax highlighting is old news. Microsoft has had drag-and-drop GUI design for MFC (which sucks, btw) since before 2000. The problem with community-based large projects like this (5 years in development for KDevelop4??) is that people don't get paid to do the boring work with nagging bosses that makes products really polished. Community products are labors of love, not products that meet customer requirements.

That being said, QTCreator is nice, but lacking for now. XCode is getting closer, but is still not quite VS2008-quality.

I'm looking forward to giving KDevelop4 a try once it comes to Ubuntu 10.04 repos. Hopefully they'll prove me wrong.

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