During the Kate developer meeting we also thought about simplifying KWrite and how to make the decision whether KWrite should be launched in full featured mode or in a stripped version. …well, and we found a really funny idea:
Note, that this would even work, the question would be rather annoying, though 🙂 The solution right now is to always start KWrite in a simple mode. Mostly only actions are hidden in the menus (@distributors: kdelibs/kate/data/katepartsimpleui.rc), but you can also change c++ code at Kate part level, as there are some functions:
- bool KateDocument::simpleMode() (kate part internal), and
- bool KTextEditor::Editor::simpleMode() (along with setSimpleMode())
This way config dialogs can be adapted depending on the mode as well. Ah, and if you want the normal mode back, go into the KWrite settings and enable [x] Enable Developer Mode. Then restart KWrite.
PS: Tackat, we came up with this image before our phone call. That’s why it was really funny when you said HTML is something that should not be removed. hehe… 🙂
The Kate Developer Meeting was a productive weekend and once more shows how important the developer sprints are. The summary will be on the dot shortly. Work already started on several topics. As everyone want screenshots, here we go: The new annotation interface available now in KTextEditor can be use to e.g. show svn annotations directly in kate:
basysKom’s coffee maching is simply the best: It can do everything, you just have to press the right key combos:
Finally it all begins: Anders and Joseph arrived at basysKom and we’ve started to discuss some things we want to do for KDE 4.1. Later, we are going to meet with the rest of the attendees in a restaurant to get to know each other. The official start of the meeting is tomorrow morning. If you are interested in contributing to Kate, just join #kate on irc.kde.org. I’m looking forward to the next two days 🙂
As food for thought and in reply to Why Encapsulation is a Good Thing it’s interesting to take a closer look. What does encapsulation mean exactly, and what can you do with it? Maybe what you really want is Information Hiding? …and encapsulation is just a way of possibly achieving it? If you are interested in the details/differences, read the article Encapsulation is not Information Hiding.