kdev-python beta 2 released!

I’m happy to announce the immediate availability of the second beta version of kdev-python, the python language plugin for KDevelop! You can download the sources from kde.org; those can be compiled against KDevelop 4.4 (which is the current stable version). Changes over the first beta release include: Two crash bugs fixed Fix a bug in parse priority things (it did sometimes cause documents not to be reparsed after a dependency […]

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Vienna kdev/kate sprint: kdevelop settings dialog and changes to kdev-python

In an effort to improve the overall quality of KDevelop’s user interface, Aleix and I polished the settings dialog of KDevelop. Since the Kate guys challenged us by showcasing their “awesome” gimp skills, I feel like I have to do that too: Comparison between the old and the new configuration dialog in KDevelop  There wasn’t really any changes to functionality, it’s just supposed to look better and be more understandable. […]

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Vienna kdev/kate sprint: First kdev-python beta release and python3 support

This is the third day of the KDevelop / kate sprint in Vienna, and it’s really fun and productive so far! There’s several new things related to kdev-python which I’d like to write something about. Beta release First of all, there’s a first official beta release of the python plugin, which is to be used with the (new) 4.4 (resp. 1.4) stable versions of kdevelop / kdevplatform! You can download […]

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Observations with an 1.2m amateur radio telescope

I’ve done some observations and experiments with an 1.2m parabolic dish radio telescope which I built from cheap components, at a frequency of about 10GHz (3cm wavelength). Among other things, radiation from the sun and the moon was successfully detected. Since I’m not too eager to typeset equations and graphs in HTML, here’s a nice PDF describing the project. Have fun reading, and feel free to leave comments 🙂

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Improved code completion in kdev-python and call for help

I recently rewrote most of kdev-python’s code completion code, as it was a huge mess (it relied largely on regular expression matching, which just isn’t powerful enough to do this properly). The result is less buggy, easier to maintain, and has unit tests (yay!). In the process, I also implemented quite a few features which I want to post a few screenshots of. There’s a second issue I want to […]

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Debugging support in kdev-python

There’s now support for (graphically) debugging python applications from within KDevelop, like it works with C++. The implementation relies on communicating with the default python debugger, pdb, which is shipped with python. It aims to nicely map all of pdb’s features to buttons and tooltips / toolviews. kdev-python debugger in action Features Key features include: Step through code using the well-known “next”, “continue”, etc. buttons; KDevelop will automatically open up […]

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Another note about kdev-python branches

There’s now a 1.3 branch in kdev-python which is compatible with kdevelop 1.3 beta (the 1.2.82 or so tags). If you want to use kdev-python, please use this branch. The current master branch uses some functionality which has not been added to kdevplatform yet, and thus won’t compile unless you apply a patch. I’m sorry for breaking it, I’ll try not to do that any more in the future. Update:  […]

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Note about kdev-python master dependencies

Just a quick note, as I’ve been asked a few times in the last days: The current master branch of kdev-python targets kdevplatform 1.3. This means you’ll need to use the 1.2.8x (or 1.3, once released) series of kdevplatform if you want to run it. The current kdevplatform master (1.3.60 or so) doesn’t work; if you want to use the plugin with that version of kdevplatform, change x-kdevelop-version from 13 […]

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About Python 3 support in kdev_python

Just a quick note about Python 3 support in the kdevelop python plugin: I will switch over to supporting Python 3 language features as soon as there’s a release of the Django web framework using Python 3 (as this plugin was originally intended for developing Django applications, this seems like a reasonable point in time to me). Most (all?) of the (syntactic) features Python 3 has so far are in […]

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