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PyDev development

PyDev is open source and depends on your contributions! This may be in the form of bug fixes, answers on stackoverflow, new features...

Another option is financially supporting it at: Patreon (which provides a way to support it monthly and get rewards starting with $1).

Or through 1-time contributions at:


    PyDev Stripe Payments (at

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Quick Install


Get LiClipse from (and help supporting PyDev) and use a native installer with PyDev builtin.

Update Manager

Go to the update manager (Help > Install New Software) and add:   (for latest version)   or   (for nightly build)   

and follow the Eclipse steps.

Note: View to browse the update sites for other versions.

Zip File

An alternative is just getting the zip file and extracting it yourself in the eclipse dropins (and restart Eclipse).


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

Standalone install

PyDev is available in LiClipse, which provides a hassle free (and OS-native) experience to install it.

Note that by supporting LiClipse you also directly support the development PyDev itself.

See the LiClipse homepage for details on getting it.

Also, if using Django-templates, Mako or RST, LiClipse is the recommended install as it provides support for those languages (among others such as C++, CoffeScript, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, etc.), along with theming support -- which is especially nice for dark themes -- if you're into it :)

Install as Plugin

If you wish to install PyDev as a plugin in an existing Eclipse installation, make sure you meet the requirements below and follow the Quick Install from the right-bar (or follow the step-by-step from Getting Started Guide > Install).


  • Java 11: Important: If you don't have java 11, the update process may appear to succeed, but PyDev will simply not show in the target installation. See Getting Started Guide > Install for troubleshooting.

At least one of:


Note only the Platform Runtime Binary (get from - download around 90-100 MB) is required.

Note although Jython and IronPython are available in the UI, they're currently not supported because no version of Jython nor IronPython supports the 3.6 grammar, so, in this case, please keep using an older version of PyDev (see Need to use older Eclipse/Java/Python below).

Requirements for Profiling

To profile your programs, PyVmMonitor is required and integrated through the profile view inside PyDev (window > show view > other > PyDev > profile).

Troubleshooting install problems

To troubleshoot install problems, please visit the Getting Started Guide > Install page.

Need to use older Eclipse/Java/Python

If you need to use an older version of Eclipse/Java/Python, below is the latest PyDev version to be used based on your requisites.

  • Java 11: PyDev 11.0.0
  • Python 3.6 to 3.7: PyDev 11.0.3
  • Python 3.0 to 3.5: PyDev 9.3.0
  • Python 2.6 or 2.7: PyDev 9.3.0
  • Eclipse 4.18, Java 8: PyDev 8.2.0
  • Eclipse 4.5, Java 8: PyDev 5.2.0
  • Eclipse 3.8, Java 7: PyDev 4.5.5
  • Eclipse 3.x, Java 6: PyDev 2.8.2
  • Python 2.5 or older: PyDev 5.5.0

Note: Java 16 (which broke backward compatibility) is only supported in PyDev 9.0.0. Note: Eclipse 4.19 has a critical issue which prevents PyDev from working properly.

URLs for PyDev as Eclipse plugin

Urls to use when updating with the Eclipse update manager:

Latest version:

Nightly builds:

Browse other versions (open in browser to select URL for Eclipse):

Get zip releases

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