Building KDevplatform, KDevelop and the PHP plugin from Git

In a follow up to my last post about the PHP plugin for KDevelop and Quanta I want to detail how I setup my build environment. Since I’m only working on KDevelop I only want to compile that. For all other applications, I use the packages my distribution makes available. Below you this is possible.

Note: I use Kubuntu and hence some commands like aptitude and the package names etc. will have to be adapted to your specific distribution. But the general idea should be the same and the packages should be called at least somewhat similar. You could always take a look at the techbase article on compilation of KDE 4 to get a more general HowTo.

It is generally a very good idea to read some articles on the techbase. Especially in the Getting Started section.

getting the dependencies

First, you’ll need to install some packages to satisfy dependencies and to get a working compile chain (think cmake, gcc and stuff). The following command only lists very few packages but they have a huge list of dependencies which your package manager will take into account automatically. Don’t be suprised by a possibly huge list of packages ;-) So some disk space will be required (though I doubt it’s more than 250MB in total).

Note: You’ll need the KDE 4.2.x versions of the KDE libraries and development packages. When you use Kubuntu, you can follow this article to get up to date packages for the 8.10 release.

    # I hope these are all, it's been a time since I did that the last time
    # please report if anything is missing
    aptitude install kdelibs5-dev kdebase-workspace-dev \
                             libqt4-dev build-essential subversion kdesdk-scripts \
                             bison flex

removing old cruft

To prevent binary compatibility issues that will result in crashes, you have to remove all KDevelop & KDevplatform packages provided by your package maintainer. In karmic it should be enough to remove kdevplatform, and it will remove all dependent packages:

    aptitude purge kdevplatform libsublime

setting up your environment

Inspired by the techbase article on improved productivity in KDE4, particularly the bashrc listed there, I’ve come up with the following way to configure my system:

First visit my shell helper git repo on GitHub and download the two files and bash_setup_kde4_programming.

set the environment variables

Move the file to ~/.kde/env and make it executable. You might want to adapt the paths for the variables KDE_BUILD, KDE_SRC and KDEDIR inside that file to your likings.

This part is required to make sure that compiled programs will act just like normal programs installed globally (e.g. with your package manager) right from the start of your KDE session. I.e. KRunner works fine and custom plugins are found etc.

make your life easier with some bash magic

Now alter your ~/.bashrc and to the bottom of that file add the following line:

    . ~/.bash_setup_kde4_programming

NOTE: This assumes that you saved the afore mentioned bash_setup_kde4_programming file to ~/.bash_setup_kde4_programming. You might have to change the path.

NOTE: That file also sources the above script to set the environment variables. I’m not sure it’s required, but it doesn’t hurt. So make sure the path is correct there.

Now to the fun part

Once all that’s done, you have to log out of your bash session to get the environments. Maybe even logout of your KDE session to make it aware of the new paths as well.

checking out KDevplatform, KDevelop and the PHP plugin

Get the latest and greatest directly from Git Master (see also Manual on techbase). But first make sure you setup the Git URL prefixes, by putting the following into your ~/.gitconfig file:

     [url "git://"]
         insteadOf = kde:
     [url ""]
         pushInsteadOf = kde:

Now checkout the sources:

    cs # cs is not a typo! see above
    git clone kde:kdevplatform
    git clone kde:kdevelop
    # if you only want KDevelop, you can stop here. The rest is for PHP
    git clone kde:kdevelop-pg-qt
    git clone kde:kdev-php
    git clone kde:kdev-php-docs

compiling and installing

Now it’s time to compile all that code you just checked out. Hopefully you got all required dependencies. If you need all bells and whistles, you’ll have to install some more packages I’m sure. If you run the code below, take a good look at the output of the cmakekde command (especially at the beginning). It lists not-found dependencies.

Note: cmakekde is supposed to be run from inside your source folder (e.g. cs $FOLDER; cmakekde).

    for p in kdevplatform kdevelop kdevelop-pg-qt php php-docs; do
      cs $p
    kbuildsycoca4 # make sure new plugins etc. are found

Pretty easy, hum? Let’s hope everything worked fine :)

staying up to date

That above command is only required once. Everytime after that, you can simply do the following which will make sure you are running the latest and greatest:

    for p in kdevplatform kdevelop kdevelop-pg-qt php php-docs; do
      cs $p
      git pull --rebase && make install

The End

Hope I have not forgotten anything and that this (rather lengthy…) HowTo is of some help to a few of you out there. Looking forward to feature requests, bug reports etc.

UPDATE 30/03/11: updated to location

UPDATE 18/05/10: updated to include kdevelop-pg-qt, introduced for loops in setup snippets

UPDATE 07/05/10: updated to git locations

UPDATE 08/01/10: updated to extragear location of php & php-docs

UPDATE 01/12/09: added php-docs, updated to extragear location of kdevplatform & kdevelop.

UPDATE 17/12/09: updated to kdereview location of php & php-docs


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Comment by Eric Drechsel (not verified) (2011-03-30 23:26:00)


  • I had to copy to ~/.bin instead of ~/.kde/env
  • Additional deps: cmake bison flex

For quanta:

  • Clone kde:quanta and add quanta to list of projects.
  • Additional dep: libxml2-dev (debian/ubuntu)

After that, the build went through

Comment by handy spionage Programm gibt es hier (not verified) (2012-10-29 01:30:00)

Thanks for any other fantastic article. Where else could anybody get that type of information in such an ideal method of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am on the look for such information.

Comment by Eric Drechsel (not verified) (2011-03-30 23:25:00)


  • I had to copy to ~/.bin instead of ~/.kde/env
  • Additional deps: cmake bison flex

For quanta:

  • Clone kde:quanta and add quanta to list of projects.
  • Additional dep: libxml2-dev (debian/ubuntu)

After that, the build went through

Comment by jay (not verified) (2010-10-28 11:39:00)

development continues on branch 1.1 what was the source of most of compiling bugs.

example for kdevplatform

git clone git://

cs kdevplatform/

git branch -a // to check available branches

git checkout remotes/origin/1.1 or git checkout -t remotes/origin/1.1 // -t creates local tracked branch. without it its detached branch

If you get PHP::php error while compiling php, delete .build/kde4/php, and try again, and again, and again. This time I was succesfull on the 4th compile :)

Comment by Thales Oliveira (not verified) (2010-09-18 05:24:00)

Holy… this is so hard to install :(

Comment by Milian Wolff (2010-09-18 20:20:00)

Not really. And if you don’t want to develop it: just install it from your package manager, as KDevelop and the PHP plugin are both released in stable versions.

Comment by kompresory (not verified) (2010-08-23 14:39:00)

thank you for this manual

Comment by jay (not verified) (2010-08-15 18:33:00)

Milian, this is not for kde bugs, but for this how-to. Maybe some upgrade ?

A long time I was not able to compile kdev*, quanta, php.

Qjson became dependancy, not only optional. Cmake couldn’t find qjson/parse.h . Only thing worked :

sudo ln -s /opt/kdev/compiled/kde4/include/qjson/ /usr/include/

Comment by Milian Wolff (2010-08-17 00:43:00)

no, QJSON is a pure optional dependency. Make sure you remove your build folders and rerun cmake again. And the howto should still work.

Comment by Rok (not verified) (2010-06-29 09:40:00)

I try to compile from a021093263065ffd024bcbf623e1f2dca0a689d9 (22. 6. 2010) but I get an error:

    [ 80%] Building CXX object completion/CMakeFiles/kdev4phpcompletion.dir/context.o
    /home/rokj/downloads/x/software/kdevelop/php/completion/context.cpp: In member function ‘virtual QList<KSharedPtr<KDevelop::CompletionTreeItem> > Php::CodeCompletionContext::completionItems(bool&, bool)’:
    /home/rokj/downloads/x/software/kdevelop/php/completion/context.cpp:1143: error: ‘class KDevelop::ProjectFolderItem’ has no member named ‘isProjectRoot’
    /home/rokj/downloads/x/software/kdevelop/php/completion/context.cpp: At global scope:
    /home/rokj/downloads/x/software/kdevelop/php/completion/context.cpp:1058: warning: unused parameter ‘fullCompletion’
    make[2]: *** [completion/CMakeFiles/kdev4phpcompletion.dir/context.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [completion/CMakeFiles/kdev4phpcompletion.dir/all] Error 2
    make: *** [all] Error 2

Kind regards,


Comment by Milian Wolff (2010-06-29 18:16:00)

just got fixed, in future direct such complaints/bug reports to #kdevelop on irc or

Comment by jay (not verified) (2010-05-28 07:34:00)

php parser doesn’t recognize 5.3 features.

goto, namespaces

Haven’t tryed yet lambda functions, closures and other new features.

Where could i report such missing things? (Sorry I don’t know C++, so I’m unable to help you code directly.)

Comment by Milian Wolff (2010-06-21 11:00:00)

but this is known and being worked on.

Comment by Pete (not verified) (2010-05-28 03:56:00)

Hey Milian,

Having duchain test errors when attempting to build from latest master (on a new install). Noticed you commited some changes today, so I checked out revision 5eeca105404b3519f064422f860c004ab7cb5d1c and that built just fine.

Errors received from building from master are below.


    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:57: error: ‘Php::Php’ has not been declared
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:58: error: ‘DUChainTestBase’ has not been declared
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:66: error: ‘Php::Php’ has not been declared
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:66: error: non-member function ‘const QMetaObject* metaObject()’ cannot have cv-qualifier
    /usr/include/qt4/QtCore/qobject.h: In function ‘const QMetaObject* metaObject()’:
    /usr/include/qt4/QtCore/qobject.h:296: error: ‘QScopedPointer<QObjectData, QScopedPointerDeleter<QObjectData> > QObject::d_ptr’ is protected
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:68: error: within this context
    /usr/include/qt4/QtCore/qobject.h:296: error: invalid use of non-static data member ‘QObject::d_ptr’
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:68: error: from this location
    /usr/include/qt4/QtCore/qobject.h:296: error: ‘QScopedPointer<QObjectData, QScopedPointerDeleter<QObjectData> > QObject::d_ptr’ is protected
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:68: error: within this context
    /usr/include/qt4/QtCore/qobject.h:296: error: invalid use of non-static data member ‘QObject::d_ptr’
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:68: error: from this location
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp: At global scope:
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:71: error: ‘Php::Php’ has not been declared
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp: In function ‘void* qt_metacast(const char*)’:
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:75: error: expected type-specifier before ‘TestDUChainMultipleFiles’
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:75: error: expected ‘>’ before ‘TestDUChainMultipleFiles’
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:75: error: expected ‘(’ before ‘TestDUChainMultipleFiles’
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:75: error: ‘TestDUChainMultipleFiles’ was not declared in this scope
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:75: error: expected primary-expression before ‘>’ token
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:75: error: invalid use of ‘this’ in non-member function
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:75: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘;’ token
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:76: error: ‘DUChainTestBase’ has not been declared
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp: At global scope:
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:79: error: ‘Php::Php’ has not been declared
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp: In function ‘int qt_metacall(QMetaObject::Call, int, void**)’:
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:81: error: ‘DUChainTestBase’ has not been declared
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:86: error: ‘initTestCase’ was not declared in this scope
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:87: error: ‘testImportsGlobalFunction’ was not declared in this scope
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:88: error: ‘testImportsBaseClassNotYetParsed’ was not declared in this scope
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:89: error: ‘testNonExistingBaseClass’ was not declared in this scope
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:90: error: ‘testImportsGlobalFunctionNotYetParsed’ was not declared in this scope
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:91: error: ‘testNonExistingGlobalFunction’ was not declared in this scope
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:92: error: ‘testImportsStaticFunctionNotYetParsed’ was not declared in this scope
    /home/pscott/projects/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/moc_duchain_multiplefiles.cpp:93: error: ‘testNonExistingStaticFunction’ was not declared in this scope
Comment by Milian Wolff (2010-06-21 11:00:00)

Remove your build folder and compile again.

Comment by jay (not verified) (2010-05-18 12:53:00)

to compile today you need also :

    apt-get instal bison flex
    git clone git://
    cs kdevelop-pg-qt

And then compile php.

But even that is not enough - 2 errors:

    In file included from /opt/kdev/kde4/php/completion/tests/bench_completion.cpp:153:
    /opt/kdev/.build/kde4/php/completion/tests/bench_completion.moc:50: error: ‘Php::Php’ has not been declared
    /opt/kdev/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/uses.moc:111: error: ‘DUChainTestBase’ has not been declared
    In file included from /opt/kdev/kde4/php/duchain/tests/uses.cpp:813:
    /opt/kdev/.build/kde4/php/duchain/tests/uses.moc:110: error: ‘Php::Php’ has not been declared

I don’t know why.

Comment by Milian Wolff (2010-05-18 22:05:00)

Yes, will update the article. Thanks for reminding me.

And regarding the errors: Clear the .moc files (e.g.: find /opt/kdev/.build/kde4/php/ -name "*.moc" -delete) and run make install again. They are probably outdated and won’t get updated automatically by cmake or something strange like that. I mean I don’t have such namespace clashes and DUChainTestBase is in KDevplatform for quite some time now…

Comment by jay (not verified) (2010-05-19 09:50:00)

thanks, worked. (deleted the whole .build :) )

When will xdebug & css move to git ? (or will they ever ? )

Comment by head (not verified) (2010-05-07 11:56:00)

As fisrt, thank you for this manual!

but kdevelop has switched from svn to git so you should update your article, remove svn and add:

    git clone git://
    git clone git://
    git clone git://
    git clone git://
Comment by Milian Wolff (2010-05-07 15:15:00)

done, thanks for the heads up

Comment by jay (not verified) (2010-05-03 17:58:00)

For those who have the same problem as GT above: variables not updating on other steps and breakpoints.

You need to change xdebug/variablecontroller.cpp and compile again. tail should look like this:

    $ tail -n 11 xdebug/variablecontroller.cpp
    void VariableController::handleEvent(KDevelop::IDebugSession::event_t event)
        if (event == 1) {
    #include "variablecontroller.moc"

PS: This is the first piece of C++ code I ever wrote, so it’s most probably garbage. But it works for me. (The event condition is that it should take only debugger stops.)

Comment by Niko Sams (not verified) (2010-05-07 16:54:00)

thanks for your patch, please post it in future on the kdevelop-devel mailinglist or

The problem is now fixed in svn.

Comment by GT (not verified) (2010-03-23 13:21:00)


I’m currently using kdevelop for php development, but i have problems with debugging: - the variable panel won’t update when i doing steps after stop - mostly the request running very slow thru the code (much slower then eclipse php plugin) - the request stops somewhere in the code so the browser have open connection forever, however the final content flushed to browser. If i refresh the page, the debug session restrating properly.

I’m using PHP 5.2.13 and the latest xdebug from svn. I’m guessing maybe this combot isn’t best for the kdevelop plugin. Is there any recommanded php and/or xdebug version? If there is, i’m willing to switch to it for better debug sessions.


Comment by Niko Sams (not verified) (2010-05-07 16:52:00)

should be fixed now.

The php/xdebug version should be fine. Please report any bugs/wishes you find at


Comment by Anonymous (not verified) (2010-03-04 21:44:00)

Is there a build of the php plugin in any repositories? I’ve updated to kdevplatform 4.4.1 in kubuntu 9.10. I was hoping the php plugin would be available somewhere by now in whatever state it’s in

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) (2010-02-21 23:00:00)

If you try to compile fresh svn kdevplatform and get error like :

    missing file attica/something.h

install .

Comment by tobias (not verified) (2010-02-10 04:23:00)

Thanks, for answering! Yeah plugin helps me a lot ;) I have had some troubles with Eclipse under Windows.. but that’s an other story ;) Now under Linux Eclipse runs fine, but KDevelop 4 (with PHP) is nicer so I develop currently with KDevelop 4(PHP), very cool ;)

  • About the Messages in the KDevelop 4 starting process I can say, your are right, it checks the files and if there is anything changed the file content will be checked… Good to know that there are Problem with crashed KDevelop. But nice it’s fast, fast enough for me!

  • Also good to know where I can follow the development of PHP plugin.

Thanks for all!

Comment by tobias (not verified) (2010-02-09 02:44:00)

Hey Great Plugin;)

Using it also for working on some Projects, works great. But is there an other official repository for the Plugin .. I think I have read something about an extra temp. git repository? And is it normal, that everytime KDevelop is starting it checks again all projects, at the terminal, can I read something about “including new projects” that’s sounds for me like it will including existing projects as new projects, is this normal because it is under development or is this appearing because there is something broken?

With friendly greets, and thanks for the great plugin! Works good! Where can I post bugs / on official bug tracker ? and is this the up to date web-page about the state of kdevelop 4 plugin “php” ?

Comment by Milian Wolff (2010-02-09 15:35:00)

Great to hear that it seems to help you on your work. To answer your questions:

  • The official repository is in extragear, see the link up there in the article.
  • I dunno what message exactly you mean with “including new projects” but most probably you can simply ignore it. Restarting KDevelop means opening Projects anew hence it parses every file and looks for changes. Note that - if no change is found - it doesn’t do much if anything at all. Maybe there is one thing or another that could still be improved, but it should even now be much faster on consecutive KDevelop starts (when it didn’t crash) compared to the initial start.
  • Bugs should be reported on - when asked for a component insert “php” in the search line and select “Language Support: PHP”.
  • There is no official website for the PHP plugin, you should probably simply read the Planet KDE or aggregate Niko’s (nsams) and mine blogs.
Comment by tom (not verified) (2010-02-02 11:57:00)

OMG! The PHP plugin is freaking amazing :D

Thank you so much xxx

Comment by mschnee (not verified) (2010-01-29 17:45:00)

I’ve been setting up two different systems for development here in the office, one gentoo based and one ubuntu based. I don’t use [Gentoo] Portage to build kdevelop (I don’t want all the extras stuff that emerge wants to pull in) so I stick to subversion. No problems compiling and installing the plugin on the gentoo system, however the ubuntu system fails because it cannot find <valgrind/callgrind.h>. The gentoo system had valgrind installed already, the ubuntu system didn’t. One apt-get install valgrind; cs php; cmakekde later, it builds fine.

It looks like it’s just a dependency issue. I don’t know how cmake works - never cared to learn, actually ;) - however, it seems that if it’s possible to list valgrind as some kind of dependency or required package, it should be added. It’s entirely possible that most people who are compiling this plugin already have valgrind, but if it’s a dep, it should be listed as such.

Comment by Milian Wolff (2010-01-31 13:32:00)

Oh bummer - thanks for the report. I fixed it. This was a plain optional dependency that was only useful for developers anyways. When you update, you won’t need valgrind anylonger.

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) (2009-12-11 02:12:00)

Hi, did anybody have any problem with switching to new svn ? I get an error when try to copy files from svn. But it happens only on my one pc, but on other everything goes right. I know that it has to be my system vault. But i don’t know where is the problem. Here is what i get when try to copy or update files from kdevplatform svn
after svn co svn://

    Fetching external item into 'kdevplatform/plugins/quickopen/expandingtree'
    svn: warning: Network connection closed unexpectedly

Of course later i can’t compile kdeplatform cause of missing parts. I’ve deleted everything with kdev from my system and kdevplatform old config files. Any ideas what’s wrong ? Network connection ? Svn settings ?

Comment by Gnurou (not verified) (2010-01-14 03:42:00)

Same problem here. I have been trying to checkout the source for 3 days but always get this error and thus cannot compile the source.

Comment by Milian Wolff (2010-01-14 18:37:00)

works for me, and I’m sorry but problems with anonsvn are out of my reach. You could try to contact the KDE sysadmins:

Comment by Gnurou (not verified) (2010-01-15 04:23:00)

Just tried again today and it worked. Looks like the external item that is fetched into ‘plugins/quickopen/expandingtree’ is only randomly accessible, for what it’s worth.

But finally, can’t wait to get it compiled and try it again! :) I was very impressed by the features of the last beta, only the random crashes prevented me to use it on a daily basis. But once things get stable again, I cannot imagine how huge an event the 4.0 release of Kdevelop will be. Thanks a lot guys.

Comment by Angel Angelov (not verified) (2009-12-20 10:15:00)

I’m getting the same error. What can I do? Wait?

Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-12-20 18:21:00)

yes, please be patient.

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) (2009-12-12 03:51:00)

Today everything works. Now i can use kdevelop on my all machines. I don’t know what has changed, but the most important is that i use kdevelop again. PS. Sorry for not using right syntax for code in previous comment .

Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-12-12 18:06:00)

no problem, glad that it works for you. I imagined it was some kind of anonsvn hickup, happens far too often :-/

Comment by jay (not verified) (2009-11-30 18:05:00)

please update with new svn paths

svn co svn://

svn co svn://

(phpparser currently doesn’t compile)

Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-12-01 16:54:00)

thanks, did so.

Comment by jay (not verified) (2009-11-30 18:41:00)

php parser compiles finaly :)

If you have error like “11/29/2009 - 03:27 — vmatherly”, you need to remove ALL kdev packages with synaptic/apt-get (on ubuntu :) ).

Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-12-01 16:54:00)

You should generally do that, packages will be generally incompatible to kdevelop installed from source. It might/will result in crashes due to binary compatibility issues. I added a paragraph about it, thanks.

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) (2009-11-30 15:14:00)

So, I’ve been a happy user of kdev4 through the above howto and have been updating it about once a week or so.. I try it today and apparently, the svn target doesn’t exist anymore. I went to take a look in the websvn ( and there’s no kdevplatform or kdevelop anymore.. php however does still work..

Did the reposit move or is this totally me missing something important along the way?

cheers, T

Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-12-01 16:51:00)

yes, kdevelop moved to extragear. updated.

Comment by vmatherly (not verified) (2009-11-29 03:27:00)

All but the PHP plugin build fine for me with Karmic. Can you point me in the right direction?

    Building CXX object parser/CMakeFiles/kdev4phpparser.dir/generated/phpparser.o
    /home/vmatherly/projects/kde4/php/parser/generated/phpparser.cpp: In member function ‘void Php::Parser::reportProblem(Php::Parser::ProblemType, const QString&)’:
    /home/vmatherly/projects/kde4/php/parser/generated/phpparser.cpp:81: error: ‘class KDevelop::Problem’ has no member named ‘setSeverity’
    /home/vmatherly/projects/kde4/php/parser/generated/phpparser.cpp:81: error: ‘Error’ is not a member of ‘KDevelop::ProblemData’
    /home/vmatherly/projects/kde4/php/parser/generated/phpparser.cpp:84: error: ‘class KDevelop::Problem’ has no member named ‘setSeverity’
    /home/vmatherly/projects/kde4/php/parser/generated/phpparser.cpp:84: error: ‘Warning’ is not a member of ‘KDevelop::ProblemData’
    /home/vmatherly/projects/kde4/php/parser/generated/phpparser.cpp:87: error: ‘class KDevelop::Problem’ has no member named ‘setSeverity’
    /home/vmatherly/projects/kde4/php/parser/generated/phpparser.cpp:87: error: ‘Hint’ is not a member of ‘KDevelop::ProblemData’
    make[2]: *** [parser/CMakeFiles/kdev4phpparser.dir/generated/phpparser.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [parser/CMakeFiles/kdev4phpparser.dir/all] Error 2
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    kbuildsycoca4 running...
Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-11-29 13:00:00)

You are using a too old kdevplatform, or - my guess - you have still some packages installed. Remove them and re-build.

Comment by Marc (not verified) (2009-11-18 23:37:00)

Hi, in ubuntu karmic, compilation is OK but when i launch kdevelop, i hav a segmentation fault. Any idea ?

    Application: KDevelop (kdevelop), signal: Segmentation fault
    The current source language is "auto; currently c".
    [KCrash Handler]
    #5  _int_malloc (av=0x7f00a758ee40, bytes=112) at malloc.c:4404
    #6  0x00007f00a729e7ee in *__GI___libc_malloc (bytes=112) at malloc.c:3638
    #7  0x00007f00a7af564d in operator new(unsigned long) () from /usr/lib/
    #8  0x00007f00a7f84d86 in ?? () from /usr/lib/
    #9  0x00007f00a7f8536b in QImage::QImage(int, int, QImage::Format) () from /usr/lib/
    #10 0x00007f00a7f85bdb in QImage::copy(QRect const&) const () from /usr/lib/
    #11 0x00007f00a7f85ffb in QImage::detach() () from /usr/lib/
    #12 0x00007f00a7f870c5 in QImage::bits() () from /usr/lib/
    #13 0x00007f00a93dab75 in KIconEffect::colorize(QImage&, QColor const&, float) () from /usr/lib/
    #14 0x00007f00ab3c9ce7 in WorkingSet (this=<value optimized out>, id=<value optimized out>, icon=<value optimized out>) at /home/kde-devel/kde/src/kdevplatform/shell/workingsetcontroller.cpp:675
    #15 0x00007f00ab3ccabd in KDevelop::WorkingSetController::getWorkingSet (this=0x26f7ab0, id=) at /home/kde-devel/kde/src/kdevplatform/shell/workingsetcontroller.cpp:137
    #16 0x00007f00ab3d235d in KDevelop::WorkingSetController::areaCreated (this=0x26f7ab0, _c=QMetaObject::InvokeMetaMethod, _id=<value optimized out>, _a=<value optimized out>)
        at /home/kde-devel/kde/src/kdevplatform/shell/workingsetcontroller.h:276
    #17 KDevelop::WorkingSetController::qt_metacall (this=0x26f7ab0, _c=QMetaObject::InvokeMetaMethod, _id=<value optimized out>, _a=<value optimized out>)
        at /home/kde-devel/kde/build/kdevplatform/shell/workingsetcontroller.moc:350
    #18 0x00007f00a8ca3ddc in QMetaObject::activate(QObject*, int, int, void**) () from /usr/lib/
    #19 0x00007f00a53edbf2 in Sublime::Controller::areaCreated (this=0x60938, _t1=0x26f8fa0) at /home/kde-devel/kde/build/kdevplatform/sublime/controller.moc:165
    #20 0x00007f00a53ef31d in Sublime::Controller::addDefaultArea (this=0x272d270, area=0x26f8fa0) at /home/kde-devel/kde/src/kdevplatform/sublime/controller.cpp:224
    #21 0x00007f00ab3f3a44 in UiControllerPrivate (this=0x272d7d0, controller=<value optimized out>) at /home/kde-devel/kde/src/kdevplatform/shell/uicontroller.cpp:79
    #22 0x00007f00ab3f1995 in UiController (this=0x272d270, core=0x26ebea0) at /home/kde-devel/kde/src/kdevplatform/shell/uicontroller.cpp:173
    #23 0x00007f00ab3ed734 in KDevelop::CorePrivate::initialize (this=0x26ee2d0, mode=KDevelop::Core::Default) at /home/kde-devel/kde/src/kdevplatform/shell/core.cpp:102
    #24 0x0000000000405904 in main (argc=<value optimized out>, argv=<value optimized out>) at /home/kde-devel/kde/src/kdevelop/app/main.cpp:148
Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-11-22 16:03:00)

libc 2.10 issue:

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) (2009-11-10 14:23:00)

Looks like you didn’t logout from your kde and cs couldn’t work. After restart cs was known for your kde.

“Once all that’s done, you have to log out of your bash session to get the environments. Maybe even logout of your KDE session to make it aware of the new paths as well.”

Comment by Jurian Sluiman (not verified) (2009-11-12 00:08:00)

Well, I have logged out and even rebooted the whole system. But well, everything works fine now :)

I have another issue to mention. I don’t know if it’s a bug in the php plugin or just something else, but I think it’s worth to post it here (is there a bug tracker for specific the php plugin?). I use the Zend Framework to write my php applications. We (at my company) have our own library besides the Zend library. Now we write our controllers extending the company’s library action controller. This action controller extends the Zend action controller (so CustomController extends CompanyController extends ZendController).

Inside the CustomController we use (of course) some methods defined in ZendController. The highlighting marks them as a “semantic problem” (uncheck the checkbox at the configuration window doesn’t highlight them anymore). When I open the CompanyController, reload it (F5), open the ZendController, reload it (F5): the highlighting of the semantic problem is vanished. Apperently the plugin is unable to find the method itself, but walking through the overloaded classes (where the plugin can find the parent classes without any problem) it resolves the problem.

Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-11-12 15:17:00)

I think you hit a known bug, but I always though reloading the file with the semantic problems alone should make it vanish. Do you have full-project parsing enabled? Has the project-parsing finished?

Also please report bugs to , when asked for a component search (via the line edit) for Language Support: PHP.

Comment by Jurian Sluiman (not verified) (2009-11-08 23:49:00)

Hi, I tried to run this installer at an old Kubuntu Intrepid box but that was too old (required a more decent KDE version). Now I recently upgraded to Karmic which causes another problem: the workspace-dev package isn’t available anymore! Still I tried to continue and loaded the .bash_setup_kde4_programming and that raises no errors. But if I try to execute the cs command, Kubuntu doesn’t recognize it and tells me I should install csound to have the cs command available (which is of course not the right thing to do).

Any tricks about how to make sure the environment is fine for building KDevelop at Kubuntu Karmic?

Comment by Jurian Sluiman (not verified) (2009-11-09 19:14:00)

Ok, nevermind. Don’t know what I did wrong (or what I’m doing well), but the scripts work fine now. Atm it’s compiling so let’s hope. And sorry for the double posts…

Comment by Jurian Sluiman (not verified) (2009-11-08 19:00:00)

Hi, I tried to run this installer at an old Kubuntu Intrepid box but that was too old (required a more decent KDE version). Now I recently upgraded to Karmic which causes another problem: the workspace-dev package isn’t available anymore! Still I tried to continue and loaded the .bash_setup_kde4_programming and that raises no errors. But if I try to execute the cs command, Kubuntu doesn’t recognize it and tells me I should install csound to have the cs command available (which is of course not the right thing to do).

Any tricks about how to make sure the environment is fine for building KDevelop at Kubuntu Karmic?

Comment by scummos (not verified) (2009-10-23 20:37:00)

How to install the XDebug plugin for kdevelop:


svn co svn://

svn co svn://

svn co svn://

cs executescript

vim CMakeLists.txt

After line 27 (starting with target_link_libraries(…) add a line containing: ${KDE4_KIO_LIBS}


cs executebrowser


cs xdebug


Good luck! :p

Comment by Ratko (not verified) (2009-09-06 19:44:00)

Ahhh, ok. Well, thx Milian and i’m really looking forward to it.

Comment by Ratko (not verified) (2009-09-06 00:17:00)


i use debian experimental and have tried to compile the php plugin. kdevelop4 comes with debian, so i only downloaded the php plugin from svn.

if i do:
and then

i get:

Building CXX object duchain/CMakeFiles/kdev4phpduchain.dir/classdeclaration.o /usr/src/kde/php/duchain/classdeclaration.cpp: In constructor ‘Php::ClassDeclaration::ClassDeclaration(const KDevelop::SimpleRange&, KDevelop::DUContext )’: /usr/src/kde/php/duchain/classdeclaration.cpp:35: error: no matching function for call to ‘KDevelop::ClassDeclaration::ClassDeclaration(Php::ClassDeclarationData &, const KDevelop::SimpleRange&, KDevelop::DUContext&)’
/usr/include/kdevplatform/language/duchain/classdeclaration.h:98: note: candidates are: KDevelop::ClassDeclaration::ClassDeclaration(const KDevelop::SimpleRange&, KDevelop::DUContext*)
/usr/include/kdevplatform/language/duchain/classdeclaration.h:97: note: KDevelop::ClassDeclaration::ClassDeclaration(KDevelop::ClassDeclarationData&)
/usr/include/kdevplatform/language/duchain/classdeclaration.h:96: note: KDevelop::ClassDeclaration::ClassDeclaration(const KDevelop::ClassDeclaration&)

what could be the problem?

Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-09-06 05:48:00)

The “problem” is that the PHP plugin is still bleeding edge. You need kdevplatform + kdevelop from trunk to use it.

If you want toutilize kdevelop + kdevplatform packages you’ll have to wait for the next beta. We’ll release some kind of alpha with that for sure.

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) (2009-09-16 23:36:00)

if someone creates packages for ubuntu i guess there will be much more testers.

Comment by Falchest (not verified) (2009-08-23 13:04:00)

Hi, I used a lot of times subversion to compile and install some programs, but there are a lot of people not so experienced to do it, or they run away scared all the have to do to install a sumple plugin when in other aplications (firefox for example) the do it with just a click.

Why dont somebody create a compiled version of the plugin? A .deb and .rpm… It is not neccesary to do it in each version of the plugin, just one time in two months or something like that.

It would be very nice, because there are a lot of people than used kdevelop for code in php, and a lot of them (some friends of mine) are “migrating” to others applications as netbeans, eclipse, etc.

Finally I could not say bye without thank you for your work and efforts answering everybody. A lot of thanks.

Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-08-23 16:16:00)

I bet that as soon as we release the first alpha someone will create a package. So stay tuned.

Comment by Rian Orie (not verified) (2009-07-03 13:33:00)

Hi Milian,

I recently upgraded to Kde4 and was all ready to go test me some kdevelop with integrated php.. but it kept crashing as soon as I tried to create a new project. It took me a few minutes to figure out I was still running on kdevelop 3.5 and had to find a specific kdevelop 4 binary.

pretty cool so far! It SUCH a relieve to finally be able to develop in something native!

Comment by Lafriks (not verified) (2009-05-10 23:03:00)

Great! Just got it working looks very good… one thing that I noticed what was quite strange is that in such code: Session->open(); $app->OnBeginRequest = ‘Application_OnBeginRequest’; $app->run(); ?>

First two $app are correctly recognized as TApplication type variables but last two as string variables… I can think of that is because of prado framework implementation of setters/getters but I think it’s quite common one. Keep up good work.. if such behavior could be detected by parser I would right away switch to KDevelop for developing in php :) Really looking forward on this.. And again thank you for great work!! :)

Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-05-11 16:01:00)

Yep, that’s a limitation in the declaration builder right now. Please report a bug on so we can track it properly.

Comment by Patrick Allaert (not verified) (2009-04-02 11:38:00)

I am experiencing a similar problem to Larry Garfield on my Gentoo box (kdesdk-scripts-4.2.1 is installed):

While compiling kdevelop:

    $ cmakekde
    -- Found Qt-Version 4.5.0 (using /usr/bin/qmake)
    -- Found X11: /usr/lib/
    -- Adding /home/ext039/projects/compiled/kde4/share/apps/cmake/modules to CMAKE_MODULE_PATH
    -- Phonon Version: 4.3.0
    -- Found KDE 4.2 include dir: /usr/include
    -- Found KDE 4.2 library dir: /usr/lib
    -- Found the KDE4 kconfig_compiler preprocessor: /usr/bin/kconfig_compiler
    -- Found automoc4: /usr/bin/automoc4
    -- Assuming existence of the generated parser files for the parser
    CMake Error at app_templates/CMakeLists.txt:8 (kdevplatform_add_app_templates):
    Unknown CMake command "kdevplatform_add_app_templates".
    -- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!

Thanks for your help and for enabling PHP development inside the KDE world. Patrick

Comment by Dany (not verified) (2009-07-10 08:52:00)

ok dude put this code in you FindKDevPlatform.cmake file, in my case y was found here /usr/share/kde4/apps/cmake/modules

i was find this code here…

    macro(kdevplatform_add_app_templates _templateNames)
        foreach(_templateName ${ARGV})
            get_filename_component(_tmp_file ${_templateName} ABSOLUTE)
            get_filename_component(_baseName ${_tmp_file} NAME_WE)
                set(_template ${CMAKE_CURRENT_BINARY_DIR}/${_baseName}.zip)
                set(_template ${CMAKE_CURRENT_BINARY_DIR}/${_baseName}.tar.bz2)
            file(GLOB _files "${CMAKE_CURRENT_SOURCE_DIR}/${_templateName}/*")
            foreach(_file ${_files})
                get_filename_component(_fileName ${_file} NAME)
                string(COMPARE NOTEQUAL ${_fileName} .kdev_ignore _v1)
                string(REGEX MATCH "\\.svn" _v2 ${_fileName} )
                    string(REGEX MATCH "_svn" _v3 ${_fileName} )
                    set(_v3 FALSE)
                if ( _v1 AND NOT _v2 AND NOT _v3 )
                    set(_deps ${_deps} ${_file})
                endif ( _v1 AND NOT _v2 AND NOT _v3 )
            add_custom_target(${_baseName} ALL DEPENDS ${_template})
                add_custom_command(OUTPUT ${_template}
                    COMMAND zip ARGS -r
                        ${_template} .
                        -x .svn _svn .kdev_ignore
                    WORKING_DIRECTORY ${CMAKE_CURRENT_SOURCE_DIR}/${_templateName}
                    DEPENDS ${_deps}
                add_custom_command(OUTPUT ${_template}
                    COMMAND tar ARGS -c -C ${CMAKE_CURRENT_SOURCE_DIR}/${_templateName}
                        --exclude .kdev_ignore --exclude .svn
                        -j -f ${_template} .
                    DEPENDS ${_deps}
            #install( FILES ${_templateName}/${_templateName}.kdevtemplate
            #    DESTINATION ${DATA_INSTALL_DIR}/kdevappwizard/templates )
            #install( FILES ${_templateName}/${_templateName}.png
            #    DESTINATION ${DATA_INSTALL_DIR}/kdevappwizard )
            install( FILES ${_template} DESTINATION ${DATA_INSTALL_DIR}/kdevappwizard/templates )
Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-07-10 11:51:00)

Hi, could you tell me what you need that patch for? What’s not working without it?

Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-04-02 14:12:00)

Have you properly build and installed KDevplatform? The makro is defined in kdevplatform/cmake/modules/KDevPlatformMacros.cmake.

Also make sure your environment is setup properly, i.e. cmake finds the above file once it’s installed. You can achieve that by following the article under “setting up your environment”.

Good luck!

Comment by Frans Kuipers (not verified) (2009-03-30 08:43:00)

I had upgraded my system & installed packages as you wrote.

But still it complained about kdelibs <4.2.0. So I had to activate inteprid backports & upgrade kde before it worked. Libsvn-dev is not in your article.

Thanks again:-)

Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-03-30 09:51:00)

I know, I’m a pesky little know-it-all but I explicitly link to And SVN support is optional thus I haven’t added it to my article ;-)

But nevermind, hope to get some bug reports in. Though first I have to get back to programming, been lacking on time recently…

Comment by Frans Kuipers (not verified) (2009-03-28 12:45:00)

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I was able to install KDevelop on my Kubuntu 8.10 inteprid notebook.

I had to install some extra/newer packages before cmakekde could finish and include subversion: First of all we need the kdelibs >= 4.2.0, only available in the intrepid-backports repository. Uncomment these lines in /etc/apt/sources.list:

    sudo vi|nano|kate /etc/apt/sources.list

and uncomment these 2 lines:

    deb intrepid-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    deb-src intrepid-backports main restricted universe multiverse

Now update/upgrade your system and install the extra packages libsvn-dev and kdelibs5-dev:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get install libsvn-dev kdelibs5-dev

Now it was working and including the subversion libraries.

Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-03-28 15:49:00)

Yes, as I have written in my article :P But nice to hear that it worked for you.

Comment by Larry Garfield (not verified) (2009-03-18 05:09:00)

Feedback trying to follow the above instructions:

  • Every time I did a checkout from svn, the first time I got an error that the specified revision was not found. When I repeated the exact same command, it worked fine. Curious.

  • When I run cmakekde, I get told that “beep” is a dependency. Weird. :-) I aptitude install it, but it won’t run because I’m not in the audio group.

  • It’s unclear from the instructions that I should not run cmakekde before cs kdevplatform and so forth. It’s obvious that’s what you mean now that I figured it out, but I thought I needed to run it first to check for not-found dependencies. (Remember, non-C++ person here.)

  • Not directly relevant necessarily, but it looks like the svn dev libraries are not included on my system at present so it skips the subversion integration. Could you add whatever that package is to the list at the start of the instructions? Not PHP-related but it’s just one of those “well of course it makes sense to have” things. :-)

  • Part way through the first cmakekde, I get a fatal error because makeobj cannot be found. At the suggestion of the script I install simutrans-makeobj and rerun cmakekde. It doesn’t run for very long but gives me what looks like the usage instructions for makeobj. Continuing on to the next steps I get an error:

    Could not find module FindKDevPlatform.cmake or a configuration file for
      package KDevPlatform.
      Adjust CMAKE_MODULE_PATH to find FindKDevPlatform.cmake or set
      KDevPlatform_DIR to the directory containing a CMake configuration file for
      KDevPlatform.  The file will have one of the following names:
    -- Looking for include files HAVE_VALGRIND_H
    -- Looking for include files HAVE_VALGRIND_H - not found.
    -- Assuming existence of the generated parser files for the parser
    CMake Error at app_templates/CMakeLists.txt:8 (kdevplatform_add_app_templates):
      Unknown CMake command "kdevplatform_add_app_templates".

And at that point I stop. :-(

(Let me know if there’s some other way you want feedback; I figure blog comments are not always the best communication mechanism. :-) )

Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-03-18 11:42:00)

Ok, lets try to answer your questions:

  • the SVN error is out of my league, could be due to a Anon-SVN failure, it’s sometimes down.
  • once I’m home I will adapt the cmakekde to make beep optional ;-) I use it to get a hint once the make process has finished.
  • I will adapt the paragraph about cmakekde to prevent future mix-ups
  • for SVN integration see this aritcle: I linked to it from my article, but you might have missed it. E.g. for Kubuntu:
  • Seems like I’m missing makeobj in the dependency list, I’ll investigate once I’m home. But your CMake error looks more like you are trying to compile kdevelop before compiling kdevplatform - is that true? Or you have not properly setup your paths (see the file which should get into .kde/env).

PS: comments are fine, I follow them regularly. If you’d prefer mail you can find my address on the contact page. There are also some other possibilities listed there.

Comment by Larry Garfield (not verified) (2009-03-19 03:19:00)

OK, comments it is for now.

What it looks like to me is that something in the build script is not calling makeobj correctly, so the cs kdevplatform call (which is finding subversion now, thanks!) is not completing properly. That’s why I’m getting a prompt from makeobj with its proper syntax. Then when I try to compile kdevelop, kdevplatform is not compiled so it can’t complete.

So the question is why makedev is not running correctly. Anything else I should check? I just tried redownloading the two scripts from github to not avail.

Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-03-19 11:08:00)

Try installing kdesdk-scripts, it contains the makeobj we need.

Comment by Larry Garfield (not verified) (2009-03-21 03:30:00)

So I removed simulatrans-makeobj and installed kdesdk-scripts instead. That failed with an error looking for makeobj in /usr/games/makeobj. I do not know why, since /usr/bin/makeobj existed. For now I symlinked it to /usr/games/makeobj until that gets fixed, and all three compile processes were able to complete. I had to open a file a few times to get it to catch, but I did just get a syntax completion popup so it appears to be working. Woohoo! Thanks!

Now that we know the steps to test, where do you want bug reports filed? (I want to blog this over to some PHP circles as well to get more testers if I can.)

Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-03-22 14:19:00)

Dunno why it looks for the executable in /usr/games… But your workaround sounds good.

Regarding bugs: You can use Make sure to use the kdevelop “product” and the “Language Support: PHP”.

Looking forward to your bug reports :)

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) (2009-03-07 22:20:00)

Thanks for the instructions, this project seems very promising. However I noticed few typos in instructions: cs php should be: cs kdevelop4-extra-plugins/php

and kbuildsycocy4 should be: kbuildsycoca4

I started kdevelop from compile dir. I found PHP from the new project wizard, but I couldn’t find it from the plugins configuration. Should it be there? Also everything PHP related was hidden somewhere (or missing).

Is there some way to make sure that the plugin is really loaded and functioning properly?

Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-03-15 13:07:00)

Fixed, thanks for the report.

And no - you won’t find PHP in the plugin configuration (mainly because there’s nothing to configure right now). That’s also why “everything PHP related was hidden” - actually there’s nothing PHP related in the GUI so far.

Simply open up a PHP file in KDevelop. If you get fancy highlighting with the neato-popups on hover over declarations and the fancy code completion, the PHP plugin is working.

Comment by Kris Daniel (not verified) (2009-03-06 12:13:00)

The shell scripts doesn’t really work with jaunty… I would of been really interested in doing some testing

Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-03-06 12:21:00)

“doesn’t really work” is a very bad error description. Tell me what exactly goes wrong (error messages? which shell script(s)?). Then I might help you.

Comment by Sergei Beilin (not verified) (2009-03-06 08:44:00)

kdevelop4-extra-plugins is really in svn://

Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-03-06 12:20:00)

Yes of course! Thanks for the heads up, I fixed the article.

Comment by Emil Sedgh (not verified) (2009-03-06 06:43:00)


I tried the kdevelop’s php plugin last week, but now im back to kate.these are the reasons:

1) when you open a php project, you really expect to have options which are useful for my experience, i had lots and lots of buttons like build and execute and such which are not for php.a huge amount of menu and toolbar options you dont need.

2)openning dialogs like find and replace makes the kdevelop winow bigger so it goes below the panel.that drives me crazy.

3) Kate’s krunner plugin which lets you type alt+f2 + session name is so handy.i wish there was something like that for kdevelop.

Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-03-06 12:24:00)

You must not forget that KDevelop is not really meant for webdevelopment. What you are looking for is Quanta of the next generation. But I have to tell you that’s simply not here yet.

I myself still use Kate most of the time for webdevelopment at work. But I really miss all those neat stuff we do with the PHP plugin (think sane auto completion, phpdoc integration etc.). One day all the above should work properly though :) Stay tuned.

Comment by Niko (not verified) (2009-03-06 10:48:00)
  • it’s trunk
  • kdevelop is alpha
  • php is not even alpha

so you can expect bugs, unfinished stuff and broken stuff.

But hiding that build stuff for projects that can’t build is a must.


Comment by Milian Wolff (2009-03-06 12:27:00)

Actually, KDevelop is already in Beta. And if you look at their C++ support this is more than justified.