Just started to introduce a default status bar to KatePart.
Instead of forcing all applications to implement an own one with varying quality and features, it provides a default status bar that is an improved variant of the status bar of the Kate application. Now Kate and KWrite have exactly the same features there
If the host application doesn’t want that, the KTextEditor interface allows to deactivate it completely.
The new status bar allows e.g. finally to switch the file mode (== highlighting) and encoding directly from the status bar