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Hi there! I'm sorry to tell you that this page is still under construction. The responsible for this mess is Miquel (mssola on IRC).

How to compile

First of all, you need to compile KDevelop and KDevPlatform. There are instructions on how to do this here: KDevelop4/HowToCompile. If you have succeeded in installing KDevelop and KDevPlatform, you can install the Ruby plugin in pretty much the same way. First, download the source code:

   git clone git://

Then you can compile it by doing the following:

   mkdir build
   cd build
   cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$HOME/kdevelop4 ../
   make install

Last but not least, make sure to run kbuildsycoca4 after the installation process.


To do.

Generating the documentation

This plugin needs to have a file with all the Ruby built-in modules, classes, constants, etc. This file is called builtins.rb and you can find it in the documentation/ directory. This file will always be available, but if you want to generate it again, you have to follow some simple steps. First of all, you need to get the Ruby source code (the MRI implementation). You can download it here or, alternatively, you can use svn or git like this:

   svn co ruby
   git clone

This is a necessary step because the documentation/kdevruby_doc.rb script needs the path of the Ruby source code as the first parameter. The second parameter to be passed to this script will be the name of the output file. Therefore, to generate the builtins.rb file we just have to execute:

   cd documentation
   ruby kdevruby_doc.rb /absolute/path/to/the/ruby/source/code builtins.rb

Note that this process can take a while. After this, we'll have a brand new builtins.rb file.

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