Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Installing KDevelop in Kubuntu/Ubuntu 10.04

After upgrading to Kubuntu 10.04 I was disappointed to find that KDevelop wasn't listed in the default repositories as apparently it wasn’t ready in time for the release. From what I've read there’s not much chance of it being added to the repository any time soon either so I decided to find another way to install it.

Luckily installing it isn't too difficult (no need to install from source) as it is available from the Kubuntu Backports PPA.

To add the PPA to your repository simply use the command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
You can now update your repository and install KDevelop as normal:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kdevelop