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KDevelop 4 is still in beta, but this guide will help get it running.


There are a lot of ways to install KDevelop4 in Arch Linux these are just some of them.

Arch Testing

Arch Testing has a build of KDevelop4, but to get the newest features install it from an SVN build. You can use the repositories below for nightly builds.





These repositories provides both kdevelop-svn and kdevplatform packages, but not the kdevelop-pg package that is required to build additional plugins.

Also, you may use this repository, though it is x86_64 only. I try to keep the packages no more than a few days old.

#Recent SVN builds of KDev4 AUR packages
#x86_64 only
Server = http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/453116/repo

KDEMod Playground

The KDEMod Playground repository also provides KDevelop4 if you are a user of this DE you may want to try this package instead.


Server = http://chakra-project.org/repo/playground/x86_64/


Server = http://chakra-project.org/repo/playground/i686/

Building Additional Plugins

First: Install Dependency

AUR has the kdevelop-pg-qt-svn package that is required to build additional plugins. Plugins will not compile if this package is not installed beforehand.


The PHP plugin provides autocompletion and other PHP-specific features.

Checkout the PHP plugin from SVN

svn checkout svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/playground/devtools/kdevelop4-extra-plugins/php

Change into the new directory (php) and run CMake, taking care to specify the installation directory.


Now make and install the package. The 'make install' command must be run as root.

make && make install

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 should compile the same way as the ones above. When doing the svn checkout simply change the last directory name to the plugin directory from KDE's websvn browser.

For example, to install the Python plugin you can use the instructions for PHP, but change the svn checkout line from

svn checkout svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/playground/devtools/kdevelop4-extra-plugins/php


svn checkout svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/playground/devtools/kdevelop4-extra-plugins/python

If you have successfully installed one of these additional plugins please add a relevant section to this wiki page with the exact instructions.

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

Note: As of June 17 2009, do not install the php-docs plugin because it causes the php plugin to stop working.

Another repo

Another repo with daily svn kdevelop & plugins

Server = http://dimon.homeftp.org/repo/x86_64/
Server = http://dimon.homeftp.org/repo/i686

http://dimon.homeftp.org/flyspray for bugreports