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: http://pydev.org
Details on its development: http://pydev.blogspot.com

What is LiClipse?

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

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

Details on LiClipse: http://brainwy.github.io/liclipse/

Release Highlights:

* **Important**: PyDev requires Eclipse 3.8 or 4.3 onwards and Java 7! For older versions, keep using PyDev 2.x (use LiClipse: http://brainwy.github.io/liclipse for a PyDev standalone with all requirements bundled).

* **Minimap**

    * Minimap is enabled by default.
    * The minimap now shows content based on the outline.
    * It's possible to customize the minimap selection color.
    * Fixed issue where the background in the minimap could have a part with a different color until the image was fully redrawn.
    * Scrollbars hidden by default.
* **Editor**

    * Auto code-completion on all letter chars is enabled by default.

* **Debugger**

    * Merged debugger code with the PyCharm fork.
    * Fix the wrong signature of stackless.get_schedule_callback.
    * Breakpoints work in Django templates (requires the LiClipse: http://brainwy.github.io/liclipse/ html/django editor to work).
    * Gevent debugging (must be enabled in the debugger preferences page).
    * Faster debugging when dealing with huge dicts/sets/lists/tuples.
    * QThreads can be debugged (for remote debugging, 'import pydevd' must be done before any user code is executed for it to work).
* **Interactive Console**

    * Output is gotten asynchronously.
    * It's possible to interrupt the console.

* **Others**

    * Autopep8 now works with non ascii sources.
    * More than 20 levels of indentation no longer causes ArrayOutOfBoundsException.
    * Fixed some NullPointerExceptions.
    * A bunch of other bugfixes.


Fabio Zadrozny
Software Developer


PyDev - Python Development Environment for Eclipse