Just started to introduce a default status bar to KatePart.
Instead of forcing all applications to implement an own one with varying quality and features, it provides a default status bar that is an improved variant of the status bar of the Kate application. Now Kate and KWrite have exactly the same features there ;)
If the host application doesn’t want that, the KTextEditor interface allows to deactivate it completely.
The new status bar allows e.g. finally to switch the file mode (== highlighting) and encoding directly from the status bar ;)