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KDevelop 5.6.1 released

Friday, 11 December 2020 | sbrauch

About three months after the release of KDevelop 5.6.0, we provide a first bugfix and stabilisation release for the 5.6 series today: KDevelop 5.6.1

Most notably,

  • an incompatibility of kdev-python with Python versions earlier than 3.9.0 was fixed, which led to instability,
  • support for gdb 10.x was fixed,
  • an issue in the "Run test" feature was fixed with tests launched by the same executable (377639),
  • several crashes on exit while debugging was fixed (425994, 425993, 425985),
  • the output view now highlights glibc assert messages by default,
  • behaviour of the "Stop" and "Stop all" toolbar buttons was made less confusing (it no longer has a delayed-dropdown),
  • a set of oddities were fixed with initial parsing of project files,
  • a crash was fixed when closing KDevelop directly after opening a large project (427387, 427386),
  • a crash was fixed in some cases when launching an executable (399511, 416874)
  • improved support for changing the CMake_BUILD_TYPE in projects (429605)
  • a crash was fixed when the problem reporter plugin was turned off during runtime,
  • various other small bug fixes were added, and
  • various smaller performance improvements were done.

As usual, the source code and prebuilt binaries can be downloaded from Note that the AppImage is now using a new Centos 7 based build process. Please report any issues you have with it on our bug tracker:

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