I spent the last two or three days playing around with KDE on Windows, with the aim of getting my Python language plugin for KDevelop to run there. In the end, it wasn’t that hard to get this to work — not as hard as I would have expected it to be, anyways. Several things needed to be fixed in kdev-python, the build system required a bit of tickling, but finally I produced an installer for KDevelop 4.90.92 which contains kdev-python:
http://files.svenbrauch.de/kdevelop-x86-setup-4.90.92.exe (SHA256: aa12f8b695c391b5b51fbba112d1ea3d10e9f032262cb8181be634387cd75fcc)
(Update: I’ll put future updates to the installer into http://files.svenbrauch.de/kdevelop-windows, look there for news; I won’t update the link in the post every time)
Don’t consider this a beta release or something. It’s just the current state of things.
You can just run this installer, launch KDevelop, and it should all work. To get completion for the Python standard libary, you need to have a Python interpreter (e.g. from python.org) installed and in your PATH before you start KDevelop. The kdev-python debugger currently does not work (or actually it does work, but the toolbar to control it is missing *grin*). Also it’s probably all a bit slow, because I built some components in debug mode … I think.
Note that KDevelop on windows still has a few quirks, and kdev-python on windows probably has a few extra quirks on its own, so don’t expect this to be too stable. That said, I loaded large amounts of code into it and it didn’t crash and seemed to work just fine.
Here’s a few screenshots:
Let me know if this works for you, or what problems you encounter.
Kudos to Kevin Funk for doing lots of work on KDevelop on Windows and helping me set this up!