PyDev 5.4.0 Released

Fabio Zadrozny fabiofz at
Wed Nov 30 10:29:41 EST 2016

PyDev 5.4.0 Released

Release Highlights:

* **Important** PyDev now requires Java 8 and Eclipse 4.6 (Neon) onwards.

    * PyDev 5.2.0 is the last release supporting Eclipse 4.5 (Mars).

* If you enjoy PyDev, please show your appreciation through its Patreon

* **Initial support for Python 3.6**

    * Code analysis for expressions on f-strings.
    * Syntax highlighting on f-strings.
    * Handling of underscores in numeric literals.
    * Parsing (but still not using) variable annotations.
    * Parsing asynchronous generators and comprehensions.

* **Launching**

    * Improved console description of the launch.
    * Support launching files with **python -m** (instead of
python module/ **Note**: Has to be enabled at **Preferences >
PyDev > Run**.

* **Debugger**

    * Shows return values (may be disabled on preferences > PyDev > Debug).
    * When the user is waiting for some input, it'll no longer try to
evaluate the entered contents.
    * Fix for multiprocess debugging when the debugger is started with a
programmatic breakpoint (pydevd.settrace).

* **Unittest integration**

    * Bugfixes in the pytest integration related to unicode errors.
    * unittest subtests are now properly handled in the PyDev unittest
    * The currently selected tests are persisted.

* **Others**

    * In Linux, when applying a completion which would automatically add an
import, if the user focuses the completion pop-up (with Tab) and applies
the completion with Shift+Enter, a local import is properly made.

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:
Details on its development:

What is LiClipse?

LiClipse is a PyDev standalone with goodies such as support for Multiple
cursors, theming, TextMate bundles and a number of other languages such as
Django Templates, Jinja2, Kivy Language, Mako Templates, Html, Javascript,

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

Details on LiClipse:


Fabio Zadrozny
Software Developer


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