PyDev 5.6.0 Released

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PyDev 5.6.0 Released

Fabio Zadrozny-2

PyDev 5.6.0 Release Highlights

  • Important PyDev now requires Java 8 and Eclipse 4.6 (Neon) onwards.

    • PyDev 5.2.0 is the last release supporting Eclipse 4.5 (Mars).
  • Debugger

    • Performance enhancements on the debugger (which should be 60%-100% faster now).

    • The debugger now only supports Python 2.6 onwards (keep on PyDev 5.5.0 for Python 2.5 or below).

    • Properly displaying variables when the interactive console is connected to a debug session#PyDev-776

    • Providing a way for the debugger to support a user-specified version of Qt for debugging QThreads (preferences > PyDev > Debug > Qt Threads).

    • Fixed issue where a native Qt signal is not callable message was raised when connecting a signal to QThread.started.

    • Fixed issue in displaying variable (with Ctrl+Shift+D) when debugging.

    • Debug view toolbar icons no longer appearing stretched due to Set Next Statement icon having a different size.

  • Code completion

    • super is now properly recognized (code completion and find definition).

    • pytest fixtures are now properly recognized (code completion and find definition).

    • Suppress invalid completions on literals numbers (patch by Jonah Graham)

  • Others

    • It's now possible to save the PyUnit preferences to the project or user settings.

    • Upgraded pep8 to the latest pycodestyle.

    • Upgraded to latest autopep8.

    • Fixed issue in Django shell if version >= 1.10 #PyDev-752.

    • Add support for coverage 4.x (minimum supported version is now 4.3). #PyDev-691

    • Syntax highlighting for matmul operator (was being considered a decorator). #PyDev-771

    • Making PyLint use the same thread pool used for code analysis.

    • String index out of range while reading buffer in AbstractShell. #PyDev-768

What is PyDev?

PyDev is an open-source Python IDE on top of Eclipse for Python, Jython and IronPython development.

It comes with goodies such as code completion, syntax highlighting, syntax analysis, code analysis, refactor, debug, interactive console, etc.

Details on PyDev
Details on its development:

What is LiClipse?

LiClipse is a PyDev standalone with goodies such as support for Multiple cursors, theming, TextMate bundles and a number of other languages such as Django Templates, Jinja2, Kivy Language, Mako Templates, Html, Javascript, etc.

It's also a commercial counterpart which helps supporting the development of PyDev.

Details on LiClipse:


Fabio Zadrozny

Software Developer


PyDev - Python Development Environment for Eclipse

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