Bug fixed after 13 years

During the Randa sprint an 13 year old bug was fixed :P I myself moved it to kxmlgui (out of Kate/KWrites’s harm, good to delegate stuff away :) in 2003 and since then we got a lot of duplicates but never somebody got the time to track it down. (333 votes for it, really nice number) Now, after 13 years, it got done (and yet another chance that a bug becomes a sentient intelligence has vanished ;=) [Read More]

New Kate/KWrite Bundles for Mac

I updated again the Kate/KWrite application bundles following the new guide on KDE on Mac. With the same guide, other application developers should be able to create stand-alone application bundles for Mac OS X, too. Btw., the guide is on a wiki page, feel free to enhance the documentation, I doubt it is optimal ATM. What needs to be solved to make it easier: At the moment, the guide uses a stock Qt as obtainable from qt. [Read More]

Kate & Co. on Tour

We used the nice weather for some small trip near Randa between hacking ;=) But beside getting a bit fresh air, we did other nice things like fixing together with David Faure of Frameworks fame the issue “how to get automagically icons loaded if you want to bundle them in your installer/app bundle”, see the change: “Add support for loading and using an icontheme in a RCC file automatically.” Would be nice if you support us to make things like the Randa sprint possible! [Read More]

New Mac OS X Build Documentation

During the Mac OS X platform meeting here at Randa, the point was made that the current build documentation for Mac OS X is a bit lacking, as e.g. the steps to create an application bundle are only documented somewhere for Kate, Krita, KDevelop, … but in no central place. I started to writeup a new howto at the mac.kde.org page that utilizes emerge for the heavy lifting like the KDE Windows team uses it. [Read More]

Working on Kate in Randa

Right now, around 40 developers are working together on bringing KDE to other platforms in Randa (Switzerland) for an entire week. So far, I just fixed some bugs, e.g.: Kate: Correctly restore view config of all split views (commit, bug, review) Kate: Sort Kate Session Menu alphabetically (commit, bug, review) Kate: Avoid hidden view spaces on start (commit, bug, review) Kate, KDevelop: Tab Switcher Plugin: Make sure the height fits all items (commit, bug) Much more work is going on, especially also with bringing Kate to Mac OS, or making it work better on Windows. [Read More]

First Day in Randa

Yesterday afternoon I and others arrived in Randa. After some first meetup, started to try out how much work it is to e.g. compile Konsole or KDevelop on my Mac without patching Qt and stuff. Two review requests pending to get Konsole working at least on some basic level. Lets see what more is needed to get it in some usable state (at least the terminal toolview in Kate now can use the konsole part ;=) [Read More]

Randa Meeting 2016 – Tomorrow on Tour ;=)

Tomorrow I will start to travel to the Randa Meeting 2016.

I hope I can help to make it possible to spread KF5 based stuff more easy on platforms like Windows & Mac.

Lets see what can be done, will be an interesting week ;=)

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Breeze Dark Color Scheme

Just as quick info, with the next KDE Frameworks 5 release, namely KF5 version 5.23, the KTextEditor framework gains a Breeze Dark color scheme. The colors mostly stick to the Breeze color palette, with some minor changes, since KTextEditor needs more colors the the color palette itself ships. To use this color scheme, go to the config dialog and choose “Breeze Dark” in the Fonts & Colors config page. We hope this is useful – mandatory screenshot: [Read More]

Kate on Windows

NOTE: Please refer to Get It for up-to-date Windows versions It took some time but here is now an installer for Kate on Windows. First the proof :) [][2]The installer [][3]An example of what it can look like There are still some things that needs fixing. The current installer is built from git master and not from released packages so the translation stuff hat you usually get with the release packages are missing. [Read More]

Kate/KWrite on Mac – More Icons & More Plugins

After a bit more work, toolbars (and other places ;=) have icons, too. More Kate plugins do work, like the nice project plugin I use the whole day, see: Updated .dmg files can be found at (alpha quality, only tested on Mac OS 10.10): ftp://kate-editor.org/cullmann/kate-20151024.dmg ftp://kate-editor.org/cullmann/kwrite-20151024.dmg Help to get more stuff working and fix the remaining crashs is highly appreciated. A script how to build that all can be found at: [Read More]