2002 Interviews KDevelop Team

In a recent interview conducted by, the hard working people behind the KDevelop IDE talk about the history of the project and their contributions. Light is also shed on the somewhat confusing set of branches that exist for KDevelop and the exciting features of the upcoming Gideon (a.k.a. KDevelop 3). The second part of this interview is due next week.


In the meantime HEAD only contains "Gideon" because it was found to become mature.

By Anonymous at Fri, 2002/08/16 - 5:00am

"First I was just a bugger and bothered the list"

At least he wasn't a dirty bugger.

By Phillybo at Fri, 2002/08/16 - 5:00am

I noticed on in the changelog that in start of August the code taken to prepared it for an alpha-Release.
Anybody got an idea if this alpha will show up in the near future ?

Is the CVS-Version of Gideon(KDevelop 3.0) already usable to test it on a c++-project ?
Has anybody tried to compile it? What is your impression? Does it already has all features of KDevelop 2.1?

If anybody has tested it ... please give some feedback

Jens Henrik

By Jens Henrik at Fri, 2002/08/16 - 5:00am

In KDE 3.1 beta1.

By Morty at Fri, 2002/08/16 - 5:00am

On LinuxTag 2002 in Karlsruhe we presented a copy of Gideon
and I was very much impressed. Matthias showed me some really
nice features and what I saw worked very nice. But I didn't
try to code on that machine.

By Carsten at Fri, 2002/08/16 - 5:00am

Just curious, will there be versions for Win 32 and/or Mac OSX and would they neeed to use the X11 version of QT on these platforms?

By Fredrik C at Sat, 2002/08/17 - 5:00am

Although I'm not involved in the project, the usage of kparts and other kde-features will make it at least difficult to provide a qt-only version. As far as I know, there doen't exist a kde3 environment for osX or win32.

So, it *could* be possible to have versions for those, but it is not very likely.

( hey, but at least that's a reason more for using kde3 ;] )

By Anonymous Coward at Sat, 2002/08/17 - 5:00am

OSX gets regular, up to date KDE releases just like any Linux distribution. They are put out by Fink (

Win32 only has KDE 2.x, and it's not fully functional, works inside a special window (the XFree86 desktop), etc. But then, KDE is a environment for *nix, and always has been.


By Evan "JabberWok... at Sat, 2002/08/17 - 5:00am