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Kate in KDE 4.7

Now that the next version of the KDE platform is branched, it’s time to have a look at all the changes in Kate in KDE 4.7.

Current State of Kate

  • In KDE 4.6, we replaced the document list by the new File Tree. We got relatively few critical reports, meaning that the file tree seems to work pretty well for the majority.
  • Kate has two GSoC projects at the moment: Rewrite of the code folding, and Improving Kate’s vi mode. The work done in both projects will be available in KDE 4.8, so we are already working on the next major KDE release.
  • About 6 Kate developers are present at the annual KDE conference.
  • A year ago, the Kate homepage was redesigned. Looking back the last year, we can say that this has been a success.

Just in case you missed it: you can read about Kate’s state 6 months ago here.

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 :)