Tuesday, June 24, 2014

PyDev 3.6.0 released

PyDev 3.6.0 was just released.

The really major change in this release is that PyDev updated its internal Jython to the latest version, which also allowed PyDev to update its support to the latest pep8.py.

Also, following this, autopep8.py was also integrated (although it seems there's still an issue dealing with non-ascii files -- see: https://sw-brainwy.rhcloud.com/tracker/PyDev/402 for a workaround). Note that unlike pep8.py, autopep8.py doesn't really use the internal Jython (it runs based on the default configured Python interpreter). This is mostly because Jython was too slow when running it (annoyingly so in this use-case), so, there's only the option of running autopep8.py externally.

Also, some 'nice to have' features were added:

Shift+F9 will run the current editor directly in debug mode -- so, no need to Alt+R+G, 1-4 for that anymore :)

Also, when selecting a unit-test to run (Ctrl+F9), if Shift is pressed when the test(s) to run is selected, it'll also run in debug mode (previously it was almost mandatory to create a regular run selecting the tests, killing it and pressing F11 just to re-run the last test in debug mode).

Besides this, there were some bug-fixes (and for those using LiClipse: http://brainwy.github.io/liclipse, it's already updated with the latest PyDev version -- and now it supports launching for other languages and Julia support was added).


p.s.:  Thank you for all that are supporting the PyDev crowdfunding: https://sw-brainwy.rhcloud.com/support/pydev-2014/