Kdevelop is an IDE for KDE for various programming languages. I use it primarily for C++. It's very pleasant to use and it's also integrated with QDesigner for visually build graphical user interfaces.
Since I like to use the new features, I don't rely on the pre-built packages: I compile it from the svn sources, and in particular I'm using the currently developed 3.4 release. However, I also keep a working copy of the currently stable version 3.3.4; for this reason I install the version taken from svn in a different directory.
At first I had some problems in this process, so I report here my experience in successfully build and install kdevelop in a different directory. In particular, the following instructions assume that you want to install the compiled version in $HOME/usr/local. In case you want to install it in a different directory, all you need to change is this value.
First of all, I followed the instructions found at the web site (for downloading the sources from svn).
Then I run configure as follows (for $KDEDIR/share/doc/kde/HTML/en/kdelibs-apidocs/, please see the
instructions in the above web page):
--disable-ada --disable-bash --disable-fortran --disable-haskell
--disable-java --disable-pascal --disable-perl
Of course, you can choose all the --disable options you like.
Then you can run make to compile the sources, and finally make install to install the compiled version (of course if you're installing in a system directory, then you might need to have the required privileges).
When you want to run this version of kdevelop you must use some environment variables. Here's how I run it (of course you can put this command line in a shell script):
Now you should be able to enjoy all the nice features of kdevelop :-)