from today on, the master branch of kate.git is KF5 based.
That means, for the next KDE applications release after 4.14, Kate will use the awesome KF5 stuff!
The KTextEditor framework is already in a good shape and most active KatePart development is since months pure KF5 based.
The same should now be true for Kate itself (and KWrite).
Pâté will need a lot of love, as PyQt5 is there, but PyKDE5/PyKF5 still in the works.
Happy hacking, help us to make KF5 based Kate awesome, too.
For 4.14: keep fixing bugs, but all new shiny stuff that might regress things really should only go into our KF5 based master branch!
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But you can’t help out yourself by coding, translating, bug finding, designing, documenting and whatever?
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Perhaps it feels strange that a free/open source project wants money, but sprints & meetings are not for free, given you need to pay for the accommodations, travel, rooms for hacking, …
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Happy news arrived on the kwrite-devel mailing list with this post before Easter 😉
Kate has won the advanced text editor comparison in the Linux Voice magazine – Issue 2, yeah 😉
Nice to see that our work on Kate is awarded.
About Linux Voice: Seems to be some pretty new magazine about Linux & Open Source (Issue 2 says it all) and they promise to give 50% of their profit back to the Free Software community, developers and events. Hope that works out, it is a nice goal.
P.S. And yeah, this is just one comparison and no, lets not start the “editors wars, … edition” in the comments, there are a lot of text editors to choose between and depending on your needs and preferences Kate might not be your favorite 😉
Saturday most Kate developers will depart, therefore now the most work has been finalized (or at least brought to some intermediate state that works OK).
Below, the mandatory screenshot, Kate started without any configuration set in the framework branch, new and shiny:
Find the differences 😛
And one screenshot with some files open: