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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 :)

GSoC 2011 – Kate Code Folding – week 3 (Folding algorithm started)

Hello guys!

I’m writing my weekly article today because I have already started working on something else. I didn’t have time to finish the previous stage because I started the next phase of the project.

I had a talk with my GSoC mentor and a couple of Kate developers and we all concluded that I should start working on the folding algorithm as soon as possible because this is the main (and most important) part. For this part, I built a small new project that will help me implement the algorithm and test it independently from Kate project. You can find this project (and my Kate clone) at this address. There are not so many methods implemented, but you can figure out how things will be developed.

Fortunately, I don’t have to build this algorithm from scratch. I made some research and had some results by the time I was working on my proposal. Here is the paper I wrote based on that research and here is my GSoC proposal, too (it is public now, so anyone can see it).

If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to leave a comment here or to send an e-mail on Kate’s mailing list.

I’ll keep you in touch with my progress,

Adrian

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.