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Kate on Windows

It took some time but here is now an installer for Kate on Windows.

First the proof :)

kate-installer
The installer
An example of what it can look like
An example of what it can look like

There are still some things that needs fixing. The current installer is built from git master and not from released packages so the translation stuff hat you usually get with the release packages are missing. So only partially translated. Another feature that I’m still missing is the spell-check. I need to still add a/hspell and language dictionaries to get that to work.

But for now you can try it out here: http://www.anvianet.fi/sars/

And if you are eager to help here is my scratch repo for the build recipes:
git://anongit.kde.org/scratch/sars/kate-windows.git

And if you happen to want to have only one kate window for all the documents that you open, you might want to install DBus. This is the installer that I have tested with:
https://dbus-windows-installer.googlecode.com/files/DBus-Windows-Installer-1.4.1-2.exe
Happy Hacking!

Note: This would not have been possible without the big effort that the KDE on Windows people have made to get stuff to compile on Windows and keeping sure that it continues to compile. Thank you!

Busy Kate/KDevelop Sprint results in Mini-Map

One of the results of the Kate/KDevelop sprint in Vienna is the new “MiniMap” that can be used instead of the vertical scrollbar. I came to the sprint with a black and white version of it for the symbols viewer, but got encouraged to integrate it to the core. The result, in cooperation with Sven Brauch from KDevelop, is a nice Mini-Map that can be enabled both in Kate and KDevelop.

And to make this into a real blog and to provide proof, here are a couple of screenshots:

The MiniMap enabled
Here is where/how you turn it on in Kate

Kate plugin updates part 3

Well I’m not sure this really qualifies as an update, because it is actually a new plugin. And the plugin I’m talking about is the Search plugin. This is going to be mostly a series of screen-shots.
The first shot contains the “new” feature differentiating itself from the other one. You can now select to search in the currently open files. This is especially good if you are working on files on a remote server.

 

The “Find in files” plugin opens new searches in new toolviews while this one has a button for adding new tabs if you want to save the old search.

 

 

Of course you can also search in a folder as before :) When you select to search in a folder the folder searching specific options are displayed. Those options can also be toggled with the rightmost tool-button.

 

 

And the final screen-shot is to show that it is possible to use regular expressions.

 

The “Replace” feature is not yet implemented, but who knows 😉 Ideas for a UI are welcome.
And that was it for this time. I hope you like the updates :)

Kate plugin updates part 2

Second out in the this series of plugins update is the GDB plugin which has gained a view for local variables. If you have GDB pretty printes in use, you can even get various Qt types displayed nicely. Here are direct links to the relevant printers and an example .gdbinitqt4.py, libstdcxx.py and kde4.py.

Locals view

The locals view does not (yet?) have any fancy features as editing the values and does not show which variables have changed.

The handling of breakpoint and execution markers has also improved a bit.

Last but not least in this series will be the new “Search in files” plugin.