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How to install KDevelop 4.5

Arch Linux

KDevelop, KDevelop-php (with docs) and KDevelop-Python are in the [extra] repository. To install any just type:

pacman -S kdevelop
pacman -S kdevelop-php
pacman -S kdevelop-python


The latest version of KDevelop and KDevelop-php (with docs) packaged for Fedora is contained in the default repository and can be installed using:

yum install kdevelop


yum install kdevelop-php

or by installing the above packages through the Apper package manager.


As of May 6, 2013, KDevelop 4.5.0 has been pushed to the official stable updates for Fedora 17 and 18, and therefore the above commands now install version 4.5.0.

Gentoo Linux

KDevelop, KDevelop-php (with docs) and KDevelop-Python are in the kde overlay. To install any just type:

layman -a kde
emerge -av kdevelop
pacman -av kdevelop-python


sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
sudo apt-get install kdevelop

Mac OS X 10.8

There's a homebrew repository for Kate and KDevelop. See installation instructions there.

From Sources

You can compile it like any other KDE project: See the TechBase instructions at Projects/KDevelop4/HowToCompile for specific instructions or the Getting_Started/Build general instructions.

9f76375166f729782b30ee65f898a91db4593f4df776de522d3fae2c1d4ce608 ./kdevelop-4.5.0.tar.bz2
4b4af217eb81965fd25eed816715549fc50f935bcec1aa79a8b94454f39f79b1 ./kdevplatform-1.5.0.tar.bz2
73f3187e70f57ab2817ef1f023620b913d476a6433db98bcd28d58dc1649411d ./kdevelop-php-1.5.0.tar.bz2
7dfd3b42dab49dff3ab08d31c632ba7ba3637c8edf3845063e834e15cc45a5b1 ./kdevelop-php-docs-1.5.0.tar.bz2

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install kdevelop 4.5