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Today, the KDevelop team is proud to announce the final release of KDevelop 4.7.0. It is, again, a huge step forwards compared to the last release in terms of stability, performance and polishedness. This release is special, as it marks the end of the KDE4 era for us. As such, KDevelop 4.7.0 comes with a long-term stability guarantee. We will continue to improve it over the coming years, but will refrain from adding new features. For that, we have the upcoming KDevelop 5, based on KDE frameworks 5 and Qt 5, which our team is currently busy working on. See below for more on that topic.
This new release of KDevelop comes with many important changes that should ensure it will stay usable for the foreseeable future. The CMake support was improved and extended to 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. KDevelop's PHP language support now handles namespaces better and can understand traits aliases. Furthermore, some first fruits of the Google summer of code projects are included in this release. These changes pave the path toward better support for cross compile toolchains. Feature-wise, KDevelop now officially supports the Bazaar (bzr) version control system. 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 should now be much faster.
Good news everyone!
Our master branches are now officially depending on KDE Frameworks 5 and thus also Qt 5. People who build KDevelop regularly from the git master branches are suggested to switch to the stable 4.7/1.7 branches for the short term. The release of the final KDevelop 4.7.0 will be announced in the next days. This will be the last KDE4 based feature release of KDevelop. All future development will be targeted at the new Qt5 version.
The KDevelop team is pleased to announce the availability of the first beta release of KDevelop 4.6! This is a testing release and we would be happy about any feedback from early adopters. Please report any issues you find at http://bugs.kde.org.
After five months of work the KDevelop team is pleased to announce KDevelop 4.5.2. It comes packed with more than twenty bug fixes, among which are stability improvements that should benefit many users. As such, it is highly suggested to update to the new version as soon as possible.
KDevelop 4.5.2 is going to be the last patch release in the 4.5 time frame. We are already busily hacking away at KDevelop 4.6, which will come with even more bug fixes, higher stability, improved performance and better visuals and workflows. Stay tuned for the release at the end of the year!
Today it seems as if our mailing list server has died. Thankfully, we where in the process of moving them over to the KDE infrastructure in conformance to the KDE manifesto.
You can find the new addresses on the mailing list site.