Since we now all know that Kate is holy (thanks to rms. By accident, he obviously confused Kate with emacs, though) let’s have a look at what’s going on. In the last months Kate development is quite active, so here is a quick update:
- new: on-the-fly spell checking thanks to Michel Ludwig. Highlights include e.g. spell checking in comments of source code or latex parts. Also, constructs like sch\”on work in latex.
- extended scripting support in the command line, more on that later
- more and more mature vi input mode
- lots of bug fixing. quite impressive bug squashing by Pascal Létourneau for more than 4 months now
- lots of refactoring and code cleanups thanks to Bernhard!
- “Find in Files” appears by default again in the tool view,
- “File Browser” uses UrlNavigator, huge code cleanup
- convenience updates of syntax highlighting
- delayed highlighting of code folding ranges to prevent flickering on mouse move
- new command line commands: ‘toggle-header’ in the Open Header plugin. ‘grep’ and ‘find-in-files’
- haskell and lilypond indenter
- much, much more, see commits for details.
Thanks to all contributors involved in Kate development. Keep it up :)