As a quick notice: The highlight selection plugin was not removed in KDE SC 4.10.0. Instead, a silly bug results in not loading the plugin. This is fixed for DKE 4.10.1. If you cannot wait, you can find a workaround here
The project plugin in kate.git master has now the ability to call cppcheck.
This is just hacked in at the moment and needs more love, but it works.
Feel free to contribute integration of other code checkers, cppcheck is only the first, I hope 😉
According to our release schedule, KDE SC 4.10.0 will be available to the public in early February 2013. Following Kate in KDE 4.7, Kate in KDE 4.8 and Kate in KDE 4.9, this blog post highlights what’s new in Kate in KDE 4.10.
- Kate Part got a unified notification system. It’s used in several places already, for instance for remote file loading, data recovery and Search & Replace information.
- Kate Part can now be configured to show a minimap of the document instead of a scrollbar. The minimap shows text in a miniature view and is useful for fast text navigation in the document. While the feature itself is stable, it may be changed and should be considered experimental. Feedback is welcome on our mailing list.
- Kate Part got several predefined color schemes. Feel free to contact us with improvements.
- Kate Part shows the current line while scrolling.
- Kate got an integrated Quick Open feature (ctrl+alt+o) for fast file navigation.
News in the Plugins World
- Kate’s Pate plugin now provides several new plugins by default, with Python 3 support.
- Kate gained a new and very powerful Project plugin with ctags code completion. It is tightly integrated with the Search & Replace plugin as well as the GDB Plugin and the Quick Open feature.
- Kate Search & Replace plugin gained find-as-you-type support.
- Kate Part’s remove trailing spaces feature is improved.
- Kate Part’s scripting API gained several new features (e.g. zen coding script). The API now is more fine grained, e.g. you now need to “require(“cursor.js”);” in order to have the Cursor API.
- a lot of other little improvements, see our bug tracker for a full list.
Most of the following work was done during the yearly KDE conference and especially the joint Kate/KDevelop meeting this October in Vienna. A massive bug database cleanup was performed mainly by Christoph, so we closed several hundreds of bug reports, where ~280 are really fixed. So we are down to a total of 400 reports (only 70 of these 400 reports are bugs), where we initially had > 800 open issues. This also is reflected in the Kate bug charts:
Thanks to all contributors to make yet another release rock! And as always: We are happy for every contribution, so check out the Kate sources and send us patches! We hope you enjoy using Kate as much as we enjoy its development
With KDE 4.10, the naming of the color schemas in Kate Part changed. Instead of having “<app name> – Normal” and “<app name> – Printing” we now just have “Normal” and “Printing,” meaning that all applications using Kate Part now share these color schemas. In other words: If you change the Normal schema in KDevelop, you also will see these changes in Kile, Kate, or any other application that embeds Kate Part. If you just want to change the color schema for a single application, create a new color schema and then use this new schema as default!
Besides that, it’s been a looong way, but finally Kate will ship several default color schemas in KDE 4.10:
The colors are not all perfect, so we hope to improve them over time, so if you always wanted to contribute to Kate, we could need help here