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Thu, 04/02/2009 - 01:38

Huzza! The KDevelop Hack Sprint 09 is now official.

Thanks to the huge engagement of Alexander Dymo we will meet from the 19th to 26th April 2009. The meeting will take place at Alexander’s university, the national university of shipbuilding in Odessa Mykolayiv, Ukraine. Thanks to the people there responsible for making this sprint possible by providing us with the premises, internet, power etc.

Since this is my very first Hack Sprint and considering that I only recently started contributing to KDE in general and KDevelop in particular I am very excited. The topics I will plan to hack on include (all related to PHP language support plugin):

  • add auto completion after require(_once) and include(_once), just like it works for #include in CPP
  • add auto completion of PHP statements (think echo, exit, require(_once, include(_once) etc. pp.)
  • add auto completion for build-in PHP keywords
  • fix auto completion of interfaces / classes after the keywords implements and extends (working on that right now)
  • fix KDevplatform and the Generic Plugin Manager to support remote projects, i.e. via fish or ftp (or anything else supported by KIO)

Since I’ll have a whole week of hacking time I hope to get all that done. And more. Since another great thing about the Sprint will be that I can finally meet Niko (nsams) in person. For those of you who don’t know: He’s the one who started the PHP language support plugin. Expect some additional points from our roadmap getting implemented / fixed during that time!

Furthermore it looks like Mr DUChain himself - David Nolden - will attend as well. I have some ideas regarding parts of the PHP plugin I want to refactor but need additional insight to the way the DUChain works. Let’s see if David and I can work it out.

And maybe I can even take a look at Quanta 4 itself… Let’s see!

I’m very much looking forward to the Sprint and meeting some of the other developers! And much thanks again to Alexander for planning all this. Oh and also a very great Thank You goes to the KDE e.V. for sponsoring the event. I wouldn’t have been able to attend otherwise!

Keep an eye on the planet for more blog posts during the Hack Sprint, I’ll try to write some daily coverage. Now lets see if I can get to sleep…

Update: The meeting actually takes place in Mykolayiv, 120km from Odessa :) Thank god that I will be picked up at the airport and don’t have to find it myself…


I look forward to seeing Sat, 04/18/2009 - 22:21 — oilderyk (not verified)

I look forward to seeing kdevelop 4 released. I’ve been a long time user of kdevelop3 and have been pretty impressed with the beta loads for the next installment. If at all possible please consider releasing a Mac Port for the next Beta release as I’d love to run it natively on my mac without needing X11. I’ve been spoiled by the IDE in my Linux environment and would love to have it on the mac. Keep up the great work!

Actually you can just compile Mon, 04/20/2009 - 16:46 — Milian Wolff

Actually you can just compile it for yourself. That way you won’t need X11. And adymo just told me that the X11 version is actually far inferior to the native version.

Just try it! Or you might want to ask the guys over at for a Mac Port (I assume it’s some kind of package system?).

I used kdevelop3 quite a lot Thu, 04/02/2009 - 23:29 — mk5 (not verified)

I used kdevelop3 quite a lot and I am really impressed from what I see and hear from kdevelop4 - great work! Learning PHP / symfony a while ago I am very happy to see that support for PHP is added to kdevelop / quanta as well (btw: symfony is a great framework). You kdevelop guys absolutely rock! Thanks for all your efforts and hard work!! Best regards from Munich, Marco

Ruby is sleeping now. It’s Thu, 04/02/2009 - 09:08 — hrongyorgy (not verified)

Ruby is sleeping now. It’s developers are busy.

and ruby? Thu, 04/02/2009 - 02:19 — david (not verified)

and ruby?

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