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: Disappointed
by Morty on Tue 4th May 2010 10:39 UTC in reply to "Disappointed"
Morty
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What stunned me is the drop of autotools.

It's not dropped, it's available via an external plugin. Currently it's not up to release standards, unfortunately. But if developers need it, helping getting it up to standard are quite possible.

Delaying the release in wait for the automake plugin does not make sense, since KDevelops main target user group are developers of KDE application and they have switched to CMake.

Besides if the current lack of autotools support in KDevelop makes developers not choose it for new projects, or make existing projects move away from autotools it's only a benefit.

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