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"KDevelop is a free, open source IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for MS Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD. It is a feature-full, plugin extensible IDE for C/C++ and other programming languages. It is based on KDevPlatform, and the KDE and Qt libraries and is under development since 1998."


Install kdevelop from the official repositories.

Building additional plugins

First: install dependency

The KDevelop Parser Generator in the official repositories (kdevelop-pg-qt) is required to build additional plugins. Plugins will not compile if this package is not installed beforehand.


The PHP plugin (kdevelop-php) from the official repositories provides autocompletion and other PHP-specific features.

Restart KDevelop 4 and you should now have improved PHP support, including autocomplete for both the PHP functions as well as for your project's functions and classes.

Other plugins

Other plugins are available from AUR: kdevelop-extra-plugins

List of available plugins

As of June 18 2009, the following plugins are available from KDE's svn repository.

  • automake
  • bazaar
  • check
  • controlflowgraph
  • cppunit
  • csharp
  • ctest
  • duchainviewer
  • java
  • metrics
  • oldgdb
  • php
  • php-docs
  • python
  • qmake
  • qtdesigner
  • ruby
  • sloc
  • teamwork
  • xdebug
Warning: As of June 17 2009, do not install the php-docs plugin because it causes the php plugin to stop working.