Kdevelop For Mac

As KDE produces Free Software, you can download and install KDE programsin most cases free of charge. On this page can read below aboutvarious ways to get KDE software.

A preliminary screenshot showing KDevelop 5 Beta 1 running on Mac OS X. If you are interested on polishing KDevelop for Mac, please get in touch with us! KDevelop 5 Pre-Alpha on Windows. KDevelop Quick Open for locating function declarations + definitions (showing off the search capabilities using abbreviations as search patterns) Screenshot KDevelop showing a code navigation widget including documentation (can be fetched either from source code or from external documentation providers (e.g. Man pages, QtHelp files or similar.

General Information

KDE software consists of a large number of individual applications,Plasma, a desktop workspace to run these applications, andKDE Frameworks, a set of libraries they are build upon. You can run KDE applicationsjust fine on any desktop environment.KDE applications are built to integrate well with yoursystem’s components. By using also Plasma, you geteven better integration of your applications with the workingenvironment while lowering system resource needs.

Plasma runs fine on relatively recent PCs, but it also worksgreat on older machines with more constrained resources.

To install our software on Linux pick a distro and grab the packages you want.See GetKDE Software on your Linux Distro.

KDE Plasma - Our Desktop

Installing Plasma on your system is easy if you use the major Linuxdistributions; it’s included in nearly all of them! A partial list can be found here:Distributions Shipping KDE Software

There are instructions available forbuildingthe source code. Building from source code is not recommendedfor normal users as it requires knowledge of software developmenttools.

KDE Applications

KDE applications run fine on most Linux,BSD systems. In these cases, the recommended way toinstall a KDE application is to use your operating system’ssoftware management tool to install it. It comes includedwith most Free operating systems.

KDE Frameworks

The KDE Frameworks are a set of libraries built on the Qt framework, providing everything from simple utility classes to integrated solutions for common requirements of desktop applications.You can download them at http://download.kde.org/stable/frameworks/ or read the online documentation.

Windows and macOS

An installer for some KDE applications on Windows is available from the KDE on Windows project.

For Apple macOS systems, some applications have been made available by their developers. A list of these can be found on the Community Wiki.


KDE provides some software for Android under the KDE Community account on the Google Play Store.

Please consider a donation to support the ongoing development of KDevelop!

Linux Distributions

  • Run the KDevelop 5.6.0 (64bit) AppImage (verify file by: GPG signature, key linked below).
    Just enter the following commands in a terminal to download & start KDevelop:

    Note: Your system libraries or preferences are not altered. In case you'd like to remove KDevelop again, simply delete the downloaded file.
    Learn more about AppImage here.

  • or install KDevelop from your Linux distribution
  • or build KDevelop from source

Windows (Maintainers welcome!)

No official pre-built installers available currently

  • Run the experimental KDevelop 5.5.0 (64bit) installer for Windows 7 or newer
    Note that we don't ship a C/C++ compiler. Instructions on how to set up a compiler and build system for C++ development can be found here.
  • or install KDevelop via Chocolatey:
  • or build KDevelop from source

macOS (Preview Versions)

No official pre-built installers available yet

  • Try to run the experimental KDevelop (64bit) DMG from KDE's 'Binary Factory' (maintainers needed)
  • or build KDevelop from source
Or you can download the source code (all platforms).


Latest releases


KDevelop 5.6.0 (current stable branch)
Sep 7, 2020 (Qt 5.8, KF5 5.50, or higher)

KDevelop 5.5.2 (old stable branch)
Jun 2, 2020 (Qt 5.7, KF5 5.28, or higher)

KDevelop 4.7.4 (4.x branch)
Dec 13, 2016 (kdelibs 4.7, or higher)

Experimental releases

None at the moment.

Nightly builds

Kdevelop For Macbook Air

KDE's 'Binary Factory' builds Windows installers on a nightly basis.. (Wanted: someone to maintain the same for AppImages and macOS DMG files)

  • Download KDevelop (64-bit) Windows installer, 5.5 branch, nightly build

Legacy releases

See the list of all release announcements or browse the archive.

Feedback on KDevelop binaries/installers

Kdevelop For Mac Download

If you're experiencing problems with the binaries or installers, please either report a bug or send us a mail.


Kdevelop Macbook

Binaries and sources are signed with any of those GPG keys:

Kdevelop For Mac Mini

  • Sven Brauch, key fingerprint 329F D02C 5AA4 8FCC 77A4 BBF0 AC44 AC6D B297 79E6
  • Kevin Funk, key fingerprint 364E FA5F 6395 7290 7D39 2999 C64C F56B 13CA CE5D, key file (.asc)
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