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Linux Distributions

  • Run the KDevelop 5.6.1 (64bit) AppImage (verify file by: GPG signature, key linked below).
    Just enter the following commands in a terminal to download & start KDevelop:
    wget -O KDevelop.AppImage
    chmod +x KDevelop.AppImage

    Note: Your system libraries or preferences are not altered. In case you'd like to remove KDevelop again, simply delete the downloaded file.
    Learn more about AppImage here.

  • or install KDevelop from your Linux distribution
  • or build KDevelop from source

Windows (Maintainers welcome!)

No official pre-built installers available currently

  • Run the experimental KDevelop 5.5.0 (64bit) installer for Windows 7 or newer
    Note that we don't ship a C/C++ compiler. Instructions on how to set up a compiler and build system for C++ development can be found here.
  • or install KDevelop via Chocolatey:
    choco install kdevelop
  • or build KDevelop from source

macOS (Preview Versions)

No official pre-built installers available yet

Or you can download the source code (all platforms).


Latest releases

KDevelop 5.6.1 (current stable branch)
Dec 08, 2020 (Qt 5.8, KF5 5.50, or higher)

KDevelop 5.5.2 (old stable branch)
Jun 2, 2020 (Qt 5.7, KF5 5.28, or higher)

KDevelop 4.7.4 (4.x branch)
Dec 13, 2016 (kdelibs 4.7, or higher)

Experimental releases

None at the moment.

Nightly builds

KDE's "Binary Factory" builds Windows installers on a nightly basis.. (Wanted: someone to maintain the same for AppImages and macOS DMG files)

Legacy releases

See the list of all release announcements or browse the archive.

Feedback on KDevelop binaries/installers

If you're experiencing problems with the binaries or installers, please either report a bug or send us a mail.


Binaries and sources are signed with any of those GPG keys:

  • Sven Brauch, key fingerprint 329F D02C 5AA4 8FCC 77A4 BBF0 AC44 AC6D B297 79E6
  • Kevin Funk, key fingerprint 364E FA5F 6395 7290 7D39 2999 C64C F56B 13CA CE5D, key file (.asc)
  • Friedrich W. H. Kossebau, key fingerprint E191 FD5B E6F4 6870 F09E 82B2 024E 7FB4 3D01 5474, key file (.asc)
  • Friedrich W. H. Kossebau, key fingerprint 0A48 BC96 1075 B4BA 8523 E379 0A34 5FB0 86E7 97D9, key file (.asc)
  • Milian Wolff, key fingerprint C51B 45A5 32F1 7FA4 01D0 99A0 A0C6 B72C 4F1C 5E7C, key file (.asc)
  • GPG block of all above combined: kdevelop.gpg