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 (or LiClipse for a PyDev standalone
with all requirements bundled).

* Adding plead for the current crowdfunding at http://tiny.cc/pydev-2014.

* PyDev now has a new logo.

* **py.test**:

    * Improved py.test test runner preferences page.

    * py.test integration improved to be less intrusive and work with xdist.

    * py.test protocol invocation now allows for module/session scoped
fixtures to work properly.

* Add bookmark and add task actions are shown in the ruler context menu

* Code completion was not properly recognizing variables assigned to self
inside an elif statement.

* Django 1.7: Model.objects is manually patched inside PyDev to give proper
code-completion results.

* Debugger: hovering over private ('__' prefixed) variables now shows
proper value.

* Thread.isAlive() is no longer called to workaround debugger issue on
Python 3.4.

* Hyperlinking should not happen on spacing characters (I.e.: Ctrl+click on

* Fixed NPE when interpreter is created with JDT and loaded afterwards
without it.

* Fixed issue where tokens cached information could end up being null after

* Manually creating new run configuration no longer gives an exception
(i.e.: configuration without associated project).

* Out-of-sync error on PYTHONPATH change (patch by Danny Yoo)

* There's an extension point for clients to resolve modules (patch by Danny

* **Ctrl+Shift+G** (find references) is now properly categorized.

* Rename refactoring now validates files (read only) prior to refactoring
(patch by Danny Yoo).

* Not checking preferred settings when the PyDev plugin is started, but
rather when a PyDev editor is opened.

* Setting remote debugger socket to be properly reused.

* The PyDev stdout/stderr redirector now properly uses PYTHONIOENCODING.


Fabio Zadrozny
Software Developer


PyDev - Python Development Environment for Eclipse

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