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KDevelop PHP IDE 4.0 in Fedora 12

I have caught on the internet today that Kdevelop IDE of version 4 is newly out.

Kdevelop IDE used to be great software for c/c++ (and other languages) developers in older KDE versions. Now, the developers claimed a better php support (KDev 3.5.4 vs KDev 4.0 really impresses), and I am always interested in php-related stuff, so I decided to make a test drive.

Firstly, update the system with the latest kde packages (I use official repos for this):

sudo yum update kde*

Download sources:

mkdir -p software/kdevelop/
cd software/kdevelop/
wget ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/kdevelop/4.0.0/src/kdevelop-4.0.0.tar.bz2
wget ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/kdevelop/4.0.0/src/kdevelop-php-1.0.0.tar.bz2
wget ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/kdevelop/4.0.0/src/kdevelop-php-docs-1.0.0.tar.bz2
wget ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/kdevelop/4.0.0/src/kdevplatform-1.0.0.tar.bz2
tar xvfj kdevplatform-1.0.0.tar.bz2 && tar xvfj kdevelop-4.0.0.tar.bz2 && tar xvfj kdevelop-php-1.0.0.tar.bz2 && tar xvfj kdevelop-php-docs-1.0.0.tar.bz2

Compile for home environment (as of //www.kdevelop.org/mediawiki/index.php/KDevelop_4/compiling):

cd kdevplatform-1.0.0
mkdir build
cd build/
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$HOME/kdevelop4 ../
make
make install
export KDEDIRS=$HOME/kdevelop4:/usr
kbuildsycoca4

cd ../../kdevelop-4.0.0
mkdir build
cd build/
cmake -DCMAKE_PREFIX_PATH=$HOME/kdevelop4 -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$HOME/kdevelop4 ../
make
make install
export KDEDIRS=$HOME/kdevelop4:/usr
kbuildsycoca4

cd ../../kdevelop-php-1.0.0
mkdir build
cd build/
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$HOME/kdevelop4 ../
make
make install
export KDEDIRS=$HOME/kdevelop4:/usr
kbuildsycoca4

cd ../../kdevelop-php-docs-1.0.0
mkdir build
cd build/
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$HOME/kdevelop4 ../
make
make install
export KDEDIRS=$HOME/kdevelop4:/usr
kbuildsycoca4

The results are below:

Kdevelop 4.0 on Fedora

Kdevelop 4.0 on Fedora

Kdevelop 4.0 on Fedora PHP Autocomplete

Kdevelop 4.0 on Fedora PHP Autocomplete

Kdevelop 4.0 on bugs

Kdevelop 4.0 bugs

As far as you see, the documentation module and the internal Kdevelop settings are not properly working.  There are some more bugs. Anyway, I will continue using Netbeans as the default bug supplier on my desktop…

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