Bug fixed after 13 years

Friday, 17 June 2016 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
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

Thursday, 16 June 2016 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
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

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
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

Kate’s TabBar gets Movable Tabs

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 | Dominik Haumann | Tags:  planet  sprint
With the next Applications 16.08 release, Kate5’s tabs will be movable with the mouse. This was a feature request for quite some time, which is now fixed.For the record, the animated gif was created with the following two commands: ffmpeg -f alsa -f x11grab -r 30 -s 680x385 -i :0.0+0,0 -threads 0 output%04d.png convert -delay 1/30 -loop 0 -layers OptimizeFrame -size 680x385 -fuzz 2% output*.png output.gif Much more work is going on at the Randa spring currently held in Switzerland. Read More

MiniMap Fine-Tuning

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 | Dominik Haumann | Tags:  planet  sprint
Kate also supports a minimap of the text contents instead of a classical scrollbar. To enable it, just go to Here at the Randa meeting, we just invested some time to bring this minimap more in line with the Breeze style. You can see the difference here: Note the scrollbar slider frame, the new version (right) is more distinct and in line with the rounded corners of the Breeze style. Read More

Working on Kate in Randa

Monday, 13 June 2016 | Dominik Haumann | Tags:  planet  sprint
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

Monday, 13 June 2016 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
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

Kate/KDevelop Sprint 2015 – Summary for Kate

Sunday, 11 October 2015 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
The end of the joint Kate/KDevelop Sprint 2015 is coming closer, half of the people already have left to get home. It was a good thing to have this sprint sponsored by the KDE e.V. and organized by Milian Wolff directly after the Qt World Summit 2015 here in Berlin. I think that made it easier for people to attend both events, like myself ;=) I came to the sprint to work on getting our bugs sorted and fixed and to improve the state of the Mac port. Read More

Kate/KDevelop 2015

Saturday, 10 October 2015 | Dominik Haumann | Tags:  planet  sprint

From the 7th to the 11th of October Kate and KDevelop contricutors once again met to work on both Kate and KDevelop. The work in Kate was mostly spent on fixing bugs, as can be seen by the following bug chart for Kate:

That is, more than 300 bug and wish reports were closed. Granted, many of the reports were just old and given our limited manpower we were closing many wishes since it is unlikely that old wishes get implemented.

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Qt World Summit + Kate/KDevelop Sprint in Berlin

Friday, 9 October 2015 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
This week is really busy, first three days of Qt World Summit and now hacking away at the Kate/KDevelop sprint in Berlin. This year my personal goal will be to get our bugs & wishes back into shape. One major decision I as the maintainer did take was to close all wishes that not got changed since two years. Our team is very small and we have plenty of real bugs to take care of (and their number is rising) such that we will never be able to implement random requests. Read More