Installers for Kate 17.04.1 are now available for download!
This release includes, besides bug-fixing and features, an update to the search in files plugin. The search-while-you-type in the current file should not “destroy” your last search in files results as easily as previously. The search-combo-box-history handling is also improved.
This years topic for the Randa meeting, was multi-platform end-user application development. That was a golden opportunity to work on the Windows and Mac versions.
One thing that happened was that the icon.rcc file generation is moved to the breeze-icons repository in stead of doing it separately for every application. The icon.rcc file loading was moved to KIconThemes so that all applications linking to it don’t have to invent the wheel again. This would not have been so easy if we hadn’t been at the same place discussing things face to face.
A more noticeable thing is that Kate now does not need a DBus server on Windows and Apple any more. Both Kate and KDevelop now use QtSingleApplication to open all documents in one window.
The search plugin also got a face-lift. Hopefully the new layout will be a bit more useful than the previous 🙂
A Randa development release of Kate on Windows was also done. Download the installer from here.