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KDevelop is a C/C++ development environment which facilitates the creation and development of GNU Standard Applications. The current release includes:

  • Users can add, replace and remove functionality without changing the core source code
  • Supports profiles which determine which plugins should be loaded
  • Native non-intrusive qmake and automake support
  • Supports ant (Java build tool) and extra project types like pascal, haskell, ada and scripting projects
  • File wizard to manage file templates and create new files
  • Includes compiler plugins thatdefine compiler options
  • Configuration profiles that specify different compilers, compiler flags, build directories, target architecture, etc.
  • Problem reporter which reports problem as you type, a class browser that displays a hierarchy of classes and other symbols, and a language parser that feeds them.
  • Supports 15 different programming languages
  • C++- specific features including 'make member,' 'extract interface,' and 'subclassing'
  • A syntax-highlighting editor
  • GDB and Java debugger frontends; integrated GDB console
  • CVS, Subversion, Perforce, and ClearCase support
  • Works with any editor which implements KDE KTextEditor
  • Application wizard generates complete sample applications
  • Templates for each supported language and build system


User manual available from; Programmer's manual available from User tutorials available from User FAQ available in HTML formt from


Download version 3.3.1 (stable)
released on 1 January 2006


Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey15 August 2001

Leaders and contributors

KDevelop-Devel List Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Developer E-mail
Bug Tracking,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build G++ 2.95.3 or later; GNU make; perl 5.004; autoconf 2.52 or later; automake 1.6 or later; flex 2.5.4; KDE 3.0.2 or later; Qt 3.05 or later; Berkley DB 3.0 to/including 4.1
Weak prerequisite sgml tools 1.0; glimpse 4.1; kdoc; a2ps 4.11; enscript; KDBg; KIconEdit; Gv
Weak prerequisite Ghostview or KGhostview; CVS 1.10.6

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 October 2008.


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