During our long bug hunting and fixing sprint I came along some nasty BiDi or Unicode related bugs.
I and most others in the Kate team are not really able to fix such issues 🙁 We lack both the knowledge of the underlying techniques and are not able to write/read any language that really uses complex unicode chars or BiDi text.
Therefore: If you know Qt and you want to help out with fixing BiDi/Unicode related bugs, please provide patches for them in the KDE Bugzilla!
One of the results of the Kate/KDevelop sprint in Vienna is the new “MiniMap” that can be used instead of the vertical scrollbar. I came to the sprint with a black and white version of it for the symbols viewer, but got encouraged to integrate it to the core. The result, in cooperation with Sven Brauch from KDevelop, is a nice Mini-Map that can be enabled both in Kate and KDevelop.
And to make this into a real blog and to provide proof, here are a couple of screenshots:
In some days our nice sprint will start, more information can be found on KDE Sprints.
I am very happy that Joseph Wenninger organizes this event and the KDE e.V. aided with additional sponsorship! Sprints are a real important thing for all KDE projects and it is nice to see that thanks to the help of the community our e.V. is able to sponsor a lot of such events.
I will head over to Vienna on Tuesday, lets see what happens during the week 😉