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What is PyDev?

PyDev is a Python IDE for Eclipse, which may be used in Python, Jython and IronPython development.

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For more details on the provided features, check the Features Matrix.


First time users are strongly advised to read the Getting started guide which explains how to properly configure PyDev.


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Release 5.7.0 (2017-04-11)

  • 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).
  • PyLint

    • The PyLint integration is much improved.
    • Working along with the PyDev code-analysis.
    • If there's an equivalent code analysis error in PyLint and PyDev, the PyLint one is hidden.
    • Ctrl+1 on PyLint error line shows option to silent error in that line.
    • See: for details.
  • Debugger

    • Fixed issue when sorting which could lead to error comparing a value with None.
    • Fixed issue which prevented debugger from working with Jython due to the lack of sys._current_frames.
    • Testing Jython on CI.
  • Code Completion

    • Properly unpacking assigns from a parameter to an instance with type documented in docstring. #PyDev-778
  • Others

    • When assigning parameters to attributes (Ctrl+1 on function def), skip adding duplicate assignments.
    • When adding parameters to docstrings (Ctrl+1 on function def), it will now properly update an existing docstring, not only create one from scratch.
    • In Windows, when searching executables, priority is given to a python executable found in the PATH (as in Mac/Linux).
    • Fixed issue were space was wrongly removed in code formatter. #PyDev-784

Release 5.6.0 (2017-03-22)

  • 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).
  • Debugger

    • Performance enhancements on the debugger (which should be 60%-100% faster now).
    • The debugger now only supports Python 2.6 onwards (keep on PyDev 5.5.0 for Python 2.5 or below).
    • Properly displaying variables when the interactive console is connected to a debug session. #PyDev-776
    • Providing a way for the debugger to support a user-specified version of Qt for debugging QThreads (preferences > PyDev > Debug > Qt Threads).
    • Fixed issue where a native Qt signal is not callable message was raised when connecting a signal to QThread.started.
    • Fixed issue in displaying variable (with Ctrl+Shift+D) when debugging.
    • Debug view toolbar icons no longer appearing stretched due to Set Next Statement icon having a different size.
  • Code completion

    • super is now properly recognized (code completion and find definition).
    • pytest fixtures are now properly recognized (code completion and find definition).
    • Suppress invalid completions on literals numbers (patch by Jonah Graham)
  • Others

    • It's now possible to save the PyUnit preferences to the project or user settings.
    • Upgraded pep8 to the latest pycodestyle.
    • Upgraded to latest autopep8.
    • Fixed issue in Django shell if version >= 1.10 #PyDev-752.
    • Add support for coverage 4.x (minimum supported version is now 4.3). #PyDev-691
    • Syntax highlighting for matmul operator (was being considered a decorator). #PyDev-771
    • Making PyLint use the same thread pool used for code analysis.
    • String index out of range while reading buffer in AbstractShell. #PyDev-768

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