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What is PyDev?

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

It comes with many goodies such as:

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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.


The recommended way of using PyDev is bundled in LiClipse, which provides PyDev builtin as well as support for other languages such as Django Templates, Mako, RST, C++, CoffeScript, Dart, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, among others (also, by licensing LiClipse you directly support the development of PyDev).


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Release 7.2.1 (2019-04-26)

  • Debugger improvements (updated to pydevd 1.6.1).

    • IronPython is debuggable again.
  • Improved performance of code which checked if some text was a link in the console (which was the cause for some delays when too much text was printed in the console).

  • Duplicate signature is no longer reported with typing.orverload (#PyDev-970).

  • Fixed highlighting variables in f-strings (#PyDev-973).

Release 7.2.0 (2019-03-25)

  • Debugger improvements (updated to pydevd 1.6.0).

    • Fixed issue quoting/unquoting parameters for subprocess.
    • Fixed exception breakpoints for Django and Jinja2.
    • Console hook import compatibility with matplotlib and pylab fixed.
  • Fixed issue where pipenv executable search was being executed over and over when it was not found.

Release 7.1.0 (2019-02-03)

  • Accept #region / #endregion (for code folding) at any level.
  • Fixed deadlock during race-condition (#PyDev-961).
  • Fixed hover links when different pydev_link pointers are used (patch by Daniel).
  • Fixed issue where the auto-formatter changed only the \n in a \r\n and the editor presentation became wrong.
  • Many debugger improvements (updated to pydevd 1.5.0).
  • To use the interactive console in IPython mode, the following environment variable must be set: IPYTHONENABLE=True (previously it was enabled whenever IPython was available).

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