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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by kalman on Mon 3rd May 2010 19:41 UTC
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What stunned me is the drop of autotools.

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RE: Disappointed
by Fettarme H-Milch on Mon 3rd May 2010 21:05 in reply to "Disappointed"
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KDE dropped Autotools years ago.
KDevelop is an IDE to create KDE software.
Why should KDevelop support build environments the whole KDE community doesn't even use?
I'm sure the KDevelop maintainers happily accept patches to add support for Autotools from 3rd parties, but they likely have more important items on their TODO list for themselves.

Edited 2010-05-03 21:05 UTC

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RE: Disappointed
by phoenix on Tue 4th May 2010 02:20 in reply to "Disappointed"
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What stunned me is the drop of autotools.

Thank heavens!! The autotools have done more to harm portability than anything the GNU project has ever put out. The sooner people move away from autotools, the better off we'll all be.

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RE: Disappointed
by Morty on Tue 4th May 2010 10:39 in reply to "Disappointed"
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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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