All posts by Dominik

Dominik is a PhD student at the Control Theory and Robotics Lab, TU Darmstadt, as part of the Research Training Group GKMM (GRK1362). My research focuses on state estimation in distributed systems. As hobby, I contribute to the KDE project and work on the Kate application and editor component.

Kate: More eye-candy

Two years ago we had the KDE conference in Ludwigsburg, Germany. At that time, Martijn Klingens committed a patch to show trailing spaces in Kate. I just change the visualization a bit, the change is in for KDE4 :) Tabs are marked with a ‘ยป’ character, and spaces with a dot. On the left you can see the old and on the right the new version; Here is a screenshot:

Smart End

Since KDE 3.5.4 Kate Part supports “smart end“. Right now it behaves like this when pressing “end”:

  1. go to last non-space character
  2. go to the last character (i.e. hit end twice)

I’m writing this blog to get feedback about what’s the right/expected behaviour. Is it as described above, or should we first go to the very last character, and to the last non-space only when hitting then end-key twice?

Feedback along with why you prefer solution A or B is welcome!