Beware of KDevelop Master and KDELibs 4.5.1 or lower

Hey all,

please don’t use KDevelop master with KDELibs 4.5.1 or lower. Katepart in that version misses a crucial commit that makes KDevelop crash. It is fixed for 4.5.2. In the meantime you have on of the following options:

  1. Build kate from sources
  2. Switch to the stable branches, i.e.: KDevplatform 1.1, KDevelop 4.1, PHP 1.1, …
  3. wait for the 4.5.2 release



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Comment by mosra (not verified) (2010-09-10 00:13:00)

I tried to backport that crucial commit to kdelibs 4.5.1 and after ten hours of intensive testing when KDevelop had no crashes I can say that it works.

Patched kdelibs package for ArchLinux users (and maybe inspiration for other distros) is here:…

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) (2010-09-09 16:26:00)

Isn’t kdevelop 4.0 the stable branch? (not 4.1)

Comment by Milian Wolff (2010-09-10 16:16:00)

4.1 is the new stable branch as we will release the next stable version of it. 4.0 is even more stable but abandoned, it won’t see any more work. We are concentrating on 4.1 now.

Published on September 10, 2010.