Kate on git.kde.org

Goodbye to Gitorious, welcome to git.kde.org.

You can find the Kate project here.
The “Get It!” page on the homepage is updated, too.
Push access is still restricted, but that will not last for ever ;)

Thanks to the sysadmin team of KDE, thanks guys, for all the work you put into the new infrastructure (and to help me with my faults ;)
And thanks to Gitorious, it was a nice time there, and I learned to appreciate Git, like many Kate developers (some appreciated it even before).

Like before, all changes in SVN and Git will be synced by me, as Kate is still released with KDE SC from SVN.

For the future I would like (and most kate devs, too) to develop solely in the Kate repository and have Kate released from there with KDE SC (instead spread over several modules).
But this must still be discussed with the release team after 4.6.
Beside, this means no split off from KDE, but it makes contributing to Kate that much easier, given atm you would need to checkout/clone kdelibs + kdebase + kdesdk and try to build there the Kate relevant parts, which is just no fun, if you just want to hack on some small bug or feature :/

Kate git repository moving to git.kde.org soon!

We tried to move weeks ago already, but in our current repository some small glitches occured during the SVN => Git transition.
I have redone the conversion now and soon we will be on git.kde.org (if I not screw that again, thanks already to sysadmin for all help, now and in past!).
Still some small stuff will then need to be ported, which I will do after the initial repository is up there.
After this, the repository on Gitorious will vanish.

I will keep syncing KDE SVN and the repository, until KDE has migrated, too.
But please, if you work on features rather than simple oneliner fixes, use the git repository on git.kde.org after it is announced to be available.
You have automagically a git account and it makes merges for me much easier, if there are not too many conflicts from SVN -><- Git.

I hope the Kate team can keep the kate repository then as sole workspace, as working on the kate part/app is much easier for all contributors if you don’t have to get whole kdelibs/kdesdk. But that is still not discussed out I think, release team has a say here, as I would rather like to stay in KDE release cycle.

Highlight Selected Text

Kate has a new plugin called “Highlight Selection”. Since it is a KTextEditor plugin, it is available for all apps using KatePart (e.g.: Kile, Kate, KWrite, KDevelop etc). What does it do? If you select a whole word, all occurrences of this word are highlighted as well:

You can jump to the next occurrence with ctrl+h (btw: ctrl+h works already since KDE 4.2 or so). The plugin will be included in KDE 4.6. If you can’t wait, you can use it already now by building Kate from the sources.

(Side note: Be careful with enabling this plugin in KDevelop, since KDevelop itself is already doing extensive highlighting)

PHP treeview improvements in Kate

Being a regular Kate user (more than half a dozen hours each day), I was not satisfied by the PHP treeview (available from the SymbolViewer plugin). As some of you have probably noticed, it is quite outdated and seems to only support the PHP4 syntax.
Here is a screenshot:
The recent switch of Kate to gitourious was the trigger to try compile it on my own and to dive into the source code. A few hours later, the PHP treeview was rewritten. It currently supports the PHP5 syntax (even the namespaces).
Here is screenshot with the same file:
I’ve submitted my patch to the Kate Team (via the mailing list) and it was kindly accepted and merged. Thanks.
PS: Hi Planet KDE, this is my first post :)