KDE 

Kate polishing

Thursday, 21 January 2010 | Milian Wolff
Phew, I just finished some last-minute backports to the KDE 4.3.5 branch. Lets hope the bug fixes I and pletourn did are as good as they look. Expect a much more stable Kate for 4.3.5 & 4.4! We managed to fix two bugs which are potentially the cause for dozens of bug reports, all seemingly random. Lets see whether our fixes hold up to our hopes! Other than that: You should look forward to Kate scripting (with JavaScript) in 4. Read More

Kate Love: HighlightInterface, Autobrace

Sunday, 22 November 2009 | Milian Wolff
Well, I have to admit: I didn’t spent much time developing the PHP plugin for KDevelop these past weeks. Instead I hacked on Kate: HighlightInterface I added another Kate interface, this time to access some of the highlighting information: what’s the Attribute for a given default style right now? Default styles are those known from syntax files, e.g. dsKeyword, dsFunction,… what are used Attributes in a given line and what range do they occupy? Read More

Kate Love: HighlightInterface, Autobrace

Sunday, 22 November 2009 | Milian Wolff
Well, I have to admit: I didn’t spent much time developing the PHP plugin for KDevelop these past weeks. Instead I hacked on Kate: HighlightInterface I added another Kate interface, this time to access some of the highlighting information: what’s the Attribute for a given default style right now? Default styles are those known from syntax files, e.g. dsKeyword, dsFunction,… what are used Attributes in a given line and what range do they occupy? Read More

first experience with Archlinux

Sunday, 18 October 2009 | Milian Wolff
So, I kinda messed up my desktop right after the upgrade to karmic, because I was too greedy for performance and converted my root file system to ext4. Well, that worked like a charm on my laptop, but it broke my desktop. This is in no way karmic’s fault, it’s my own misbehavior. Thankfully I could rescue most of my data. Since I’d had to reinstall anyways, I decided to finally try out Archlinux. Read More

System Load Viewer

Friday, 2 January 2009 | Dominik Haumann
Last year I’ve blogged about the missing system monitor with the three bars for the panel and about its port to Plasma. Meanwhile other developers also did a port called System Status. In a collaboration with them we finally have the applet back in KDE’s subversion, the name is now “System Load Viewer” and it uses the data engine “systemmonitor” that already exists in KDE 4.2. So if you want to have the plasmoid for your KDE4. Read More

API documentation & refactored kdelibs/kdeui

Wednesday, 27 December 2006 | Dominik Haumann
During the last weeks/days the directory structure of especially kdelibs/kdeui got a major overhaul: in KDE 3 all files of a module were in the same directory which was more or less a mess as you did not know immediately which files belonged to the same category. kdelibs/kdeui in KDE4 has a rather clean structure now (similar to the one in Qt) by using subfolders like actions dialogs widgets xmlgui several others… Compare this to KDE3’s kdelibs/kdeui structure. Read More

Triple clicks

Friday, 30 June 2006 | Dominik Haumann
Text editors and line edits support the so-called triple clicks according to [1]1. The document says Triple Click: Select the targeted row. […] It is unclear whether the “targeted row” includes the trailing linebreak. Kate Part selects the targeted line including the linebreak. You get the following behavior: If you move the selected row with the mouse, you usually have the linebreaks right. The same applies for copy/cut & paste. Read More