"This version 1.0 is the final official release for KDE 1.x
systems. Since KDevelop (http://www.kdevelop.org ) went to
Beta status in August 1999, we spent 4 months of development only
for testing, correcting and improving the current codebase. Beside
that, we can now provide better support for different Unix systems.
The IDE proved its stability in real testing by programmers, who
created over a dozen of applications with beta versions of
"The main reason for the creation of KDevelop was the lack of a
modern, competitive solution for application development. Although
Unix systems provide the user with a good and stable environment,
including the X Window Sytem, modern tools available under other
operating systems are missing."
"Whereas hard-core Unix-developers state that Emacs and vi are
the ultimate solution, KDE provides developers with a complete
application framework together with the Qt library."