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KDevelop 5.3.1 released

Thursday, 20 December 2018 | kfunk

We today provide a stabilization and bugfix release with version 5.3.1. This is a bugfix-only release, which introduces no new features and as such is a safe and recommended update for everyone currently using KDevelop 5.3.0.

**Important changes to AppImage:**There have been a couple of significant changes to the AppImage, please check whether it still works for you distribution. The most significant changes were: AppImages are now created on a more recent version of CentOS, now 6.10 instead of 6.8 (which is EOL), plus we no longer ship libfontconfig (cf. commit), libfreetype & libz (cf. commit).

You can find the updated Windows 32- and 64 bit installers, the Linux AppImage, as well as the source code archives on our download page.



  • Remove the CVS plugin. This was unusable and would crash if used in most cases, but accidentally remained in 5.3.0 (commit. code review D8950)
  • Don't add 'override' specifier for non-modern project settings. (commit. fixes bug #372280. code review D16773)
  • Use qCWarning in path.cpp. (commit. code review D17174)
  • Fix qmakeproject unittest to work on Windows. (commit. code review D17158)
  • Fix defines and includes test to run on Windows. (commit. code review D17156)
  • Fix projectmodel unittest to work on Windows. (commit. code review D17130)
  • Make the filteringstrategy test work on Windows as well. (commit. code review D17098)
  • Fix problem model test on Windows. Make sure that when we create a path the root of that path is created according to what is expected on the current platform. E.g. C: on Windows. (commit. code review D17131)
  • Appimage: use original app desktop file as base for appimage one. (commit. code review D17027)
  • Make test outputmodel pass on windows. (commit. code review D17077)
  • Increase timeout for duchain gcc compatibility test. (commit. code review D16541)
  • Auto-find Clazy documentation also with clazy >= 1.4. (commit. fixes bug #401075. code review D16910)
  • Disable plugin project config if project without a IBuildSystemManager dep. (commit. fixes bug #400769. code review D16915)
  • Appimage: Do not bundle libfontconfig. (commit. code review D16893)
  • Cmake: fix missing addition of policies to documentation index. (commit. code review D15882)
  • FunctionDefinition: only look for (new/other) function definition if we don't have one. (commit. code review D16356)
  • Fix memleaks in duchain unittests. (commit. code review D16458)


  • Remove two outdated methods from shipped built-in documentation


  • Fix handling of array indexes after ClassNameReferences. (commit. fixes bug #401278)
  • Fix syntax support for dynamic member access. (commit. fixes bug #400294. code review D16461)
Tags:  release  5.3

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