Finally, after months of work, the KDevelop team is happy to release a first beta of the 4.7 version. It comes packed with new features, lots of bug fixes as well as many performance improvements.
The CMake support saw several improvements, which ensure that all idioms needed for KF5 development are available. The unit test support UI was polished and several bugs fixed. In the same direction, some noteworthy issues with the QtHelp integration were addressed.
Feature-wise, KDevelop now officially supports the Bazaar (bzr) version control system. KDevelop now handles PHP namespaces better and can understand traits aliases. Furthermore, some first fruits of the ongoing Google summer of code projects are included in this release, which pave the path toward better support for cross compile toolchains.
On the performance front, it was possible to greatly reduce the memory footprint when loading large projects with several thousand files in KDevelop. Additionally, the startup of KDevelop should now be much faster.
As always, many thanks to the various contributors that made this release possible!
Stay tuned for the release of KDevelop 4.7.0 in a few weeks from now.
Download KDevelop 4.7.0 Beta 1
You can download the source code from one of the various KDE mirrors:
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The changelog files for this release are attached to this news announcement, you can find them below.