PyDev 2.8.2 released

Fabio Zadrozny fabiofz at
Thu Sep 5 14:42:03 CEST 2013

Hi All,

PyDev 2.8.2 has been released

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Release Highlights:

* The type inference engine now accepts comments in the format **#@type a:
str** to get the type.

* Interpreter configuration properly deals with characters with ampersand.

* Interactive console can now work with PySide and wxPython to create
widgets without blocking.

* Debugger now working properly with Jython 2.1.

* Markups in sphinx or epydoc format can now have a different color in

* Code-completion for the sphinx markup is provided in docstrings.

* Fixed issue when resolving module names (which could make PyDev find
modules as Lib.math instead of math if the interpreter folder was added to
the PYTHONPATH and not only the Lib folder).

* When configuring project source folders (PYTHONPATH), it's possible to
make use of the PROJECT_DIR_NAME variable.

* **Patches by Trey Greer**:

* PyLint 1.0 is now properly supported.

* **Patches by Jonah Graham:**

* Fixed issue in interactive console interaction with XML-RPC.

* Interactive console history is saved to persistent location.

* It's possible to filter variables in the variables view menu (can be
activated with Ctrl+F10 focusing the variables view > PyDev,
select/deselect filters).

* Eclipse variables are expanded in the initial interpreter commands for
the interactive console.

* An evaluate button (same as Ctrl+Alt+Enter) is now available in the

* **Patches by by Anselm Kruis:**

* Fixed issues related to having the interpreter or workspace in locations
with non-ascii characters.

* **Patches by Jeremy Carroll:**

* It's now possible to use PEP-8 style imports (default now, can be
unconfigured at window > preferencs > pydev > editor > code style >

* It's possible to configure the organize imports to remove unused imports
(must be enabled in window > preferencs > pydev > editor > code style >

* **Patches by Andrew Ferrazzutti:**

* Better heuristics to discover file in workspace related to open files
when debugging.

* Improvements in the PyDev project configuration and wizard.

* It's possible to mark/unmark folders as source folders with a right-click
context menu.

* Auto-Configuration of interpreter streamlined.

* **Patches by Andre Berg:**

* It's possible to have a change action which will keep a variable updated
when file is changed (i.e.: __date__ = '2013-01-01' would be updated when
file is saved to a new date).

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, refactor, debug and many others.


Fabio Zadrozny
Software Developer

PyDev - Python Development Environment for Eclipse

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