GSoC – Swap Files for Kate

Hello,

As mid-term evaluations have started, I would like to show my current state of GSoC project, because I’ve never found the time to do it.

The swap file feature is implemented, except for the view differences feature and few TODOs. Some more testing need to be done, though. Below are some screenshots of how it works.

When you start editing in a document, a swap file for the document is created (“.swp.originalFileName”). If Kate crashes and the user didn’t save the changes, the swap file remains on the disk.

On the load of the original file, Kate checks if there is a swap file on the disk, and if it is, a warning bar pops from the top, asking if you either want to recover the data loss, discard it or view differences. If the recover button is pressed, the lost data is replayed. Otherwise, if the discard button is pressed, the swap file is removed from the disk. This also happens on normal close and on save of the original file.

Many thanks to Christoph and Dominik who helped me get it through.

Akademy 2010 – Best experience so far

My first Akademy was the greatest thing I’ve ever experienced. I remember I was quite unsure a month ago, wheter to come or not, but finally decided and booked my flight and hotel. In my first day, I was very shy and didn’t know what to do, but people came and talked to me and everything got better. The talks had very interesting topics and the speakers did their job professionally. I also want to congratulate the organization team, for making everything happen as scheduled.

The BoFs at Demola were even more interesting. You go there, find a place to sit, and start hacking with many other KDE developers. I never did this before and it is simply amazing. You can’t believe the things that can come out from these hacking days/nights :).

I have never thought that KDE is such a great community, but now I am convinced. Akademy gave me a lot of confidence ( especially “Highlights on KDE Women” talk :P ) and now I really feel I can bring something to KDE. I am a little sad because I couldn’t attend the whole Akademy, but I think that more Akademies are to come :).

kate-editor.org shaping up

kate-editor.org now contains all articles from the old page still applicable to Kate in KDE 4 and in addition all blog entries of Dominik which are Kate centric.

Beside that it will aggregate the blog entries of Milian for Kate ;)

Still, a lot of work is needed. We already got an offer for help to beautify the page by a web designer, still content writers are missing. You have a nice short post about how to use Kate best? You have some howto? Just contact us or me in private. We can either give you an account on the page or just add your content if you like that more.