Hi All,

PyDev 3.3.3 has been released

Details on PyDev: http://pydev.org

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

LiClipse (PyDev standalone with goodies such as support for Django Templates, Kivy Language, Mako Templates, Html, Javascript, etc): http://brainwy.github.io/liclipse/

What is PyDev?

PyDev is a plugin that enables users to use Eclipse for Python, Jython and IronPython development -- making Eclipse a first class Python IDE -- It comes with many goodies such as code completion, syntax highlighting, syntax analysis, code analysis, refactor, debug, etc.

Release Highlights:

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

* **Code Completion**:

    - Compiled modules are now indexed and shown in the context-insensitive code-completion. 

    - In an empty file, a code-completion request will show options related to creating modules (press Ctrl+Space twice to show only those templates). 

* **Performance**:

    - Building (indexing) of Python files is **much** faster.

    - Code completion does not get slown down by other analysis done in the background due to shell synchronization.

* **Interactive Console**:

    - The interactive console now has tab-completion (so, tab can be used to show completions such as in IPython).

* **Debugger**:

    - **Locals are now properly changed in the debugger** -- along with set next statement and auto-reloading this can make a debug session much more enjoyable!
    - Added a way to skip functions on a step-in on functions with **#@DontTrace** comments:
        - **Makes it possible to skip a lot of boilerplate code on a debug session!**
        - Can be enabled/disabled in the debugger preferences;
        - Ctrl+1 in a line with a method shows option to add **#@DontTrace** comment (if enabled in the preferences).
    - Debugging Stackless is much improved, especially for versions of Stackless released from 2014 onwards (special thanks to Anselm Kruis who improved stackless itself for this integration to work properly). 

    - Reload during a debug session is improved and more stable:
        - Only updates what it can in-place or adds new attributes;
        - Shows what's being patched in the console output;
        - New hooks are provided for clients which may want to extend the reload;
        - See: Auto Reload in Debugger: http://pydev.org/manual_adv_debugger_auto_reload.html for more details.

* **General**:

    - Compiled modules are now indexed, so, **fix import with Ctrl+1 now works with itertools, PyQt and other 'forced builtins'**.
    - When diffing a Python file, the PyDev comparison (with proper syntax highlighting) is now the default.

    - When finding a definition in a .pyd file, if there's a related .pyx in the same location, it's opened.

    - Running unit-tests will not try to import files that are in folders that don't have an __init__.py file.
    - Alt+Shift+O can be used to toggle mark occurrences.

    - Ctrl+3 not bound by default anymore on PyDev so that it does not conflict with the Eclipse Ctrl+3 (Ctrl+/ can be used instead).

    - Fixed recursion issue when finding file in pydev package explorer.

    - When configuring the interpreter, links are not followed when resolving entries for the PYTHONPATH.

    - It's possible to launch a directory containing a __main__.py file executable.
    - Fixed issues when creating django project without any existing project in the workspace.

    - Fixed deadlock on code-completion.
    - __pycache__ folders are hidden by default.

* **Organize imports**:

    - When saving a file, if automatically organizing imports, don't remove unused imports even if that option is checked.
    - When saving a file, if automatically organizing imports, and nothing changes, don't change the buffer (so, no undo command is created).
    - @NoMove can be used in an import so that the import organizer doesn't mess with it.

* **Refactoring**:

    - Fixed error when moving resource in PYTHONPATH to a dir out of the PYTHONPATH.

    - On a search make sure we search only python files, not dlls (which could give OutOfMemory errors and make the search considerably slower).
    - Multiple fixes on the rename module refactoring.


Fabio Zadrozny
Software Developer


PyDev - Python Development Environment for Eclipse