After starting the “frameworks” branch in kate.git more than a week ago but doing not much beside an initial KTextEditor compile & link port I felt a big guilty ;)
Given a lot of people blog about the progress of programs X and Y for Qt 5.2 and KDE Frameworks 5 I guess it is time that KatePart joins this club.
Some hours later, a ‘working’ version of KatePart and KWrite have landed in the “frameworks” branch of kate.git. KWrite launches, loads the part and the open action even works (command line parsing is off-line btw. ATM).
From the let it run ;) commit on, KWrite should at least launch and open files via file dialog and here is the mandatory screenshot (a KDE Frameworks 5 KWrite over an Kate 4.x window):
I marked all places where I commented stuff out or did a hack with “FIXME KF5” in a comment or “#if 0” region. Help welcome, Kate application still to be ported ;) But please mark your “hacks” in the same fashion, otherwise, we will never find them again.
To remember the history, the initial KatePart KDE 4 port happened more than 8 years ago, here a screenshots of that time (2005-05-15):
I think the first KDE Frameworks 5 version looks a bit better. Thanks a lot for all the people getting both the kdelibs frameworks branch in such good shape and all the contributors to Qt 5.x!
The Kate team will do its best to make the KDE Frameworks 5 version of Kate as popular as the 4.x variant is.