In the past, KTextEditor notified the user about externally modified files with a modal dialog. Many users were annoyed by this behavior.
Starting with KDE Frameworks 5.27, KTextEditor will show an embedded widget for external changes, see:
Dominik and me got the Akademy 2016 Award for our work on Kate and KTextEditor.
I want to pass that on to all other contributors of both the application and the framework: You all rock and people seem to appreciate our work!
Lets keep on improving our stuff and providing people with a very usable editor and editor component for various use cases.
During the Randa sprint an 13 year old bug was fixed 😛
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 ;=)
Thanks to David, Dominik and Sune to get this fixed ;=)
And I really like the comment we got after the fix, awesome:
David Faure, you deserve a medal.
A 13 year old KDE bug finally fixed. Just think, when this bug was first reported:
— The current Linux Kernel was 2.6.31
— Top Movie? The ORIGINAL Underworld.
— Windows XP was the most current desktop verison. Vista was still 3 years away.
— Top 2 Linux verions? Mandrake and Redhat (Fedora wouldn’t be released for another 2 months, Ubuntu’s first was more than a year away.)
— Top billboard song? Crazy In Love by Jay-Z & Beyoncé (who was barely old enough to drink)
— 3 of the 5 KDE ev board members hadn’t ever used KDE
— Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas resigns ending “Road Map for Peace”
— Current KDE version? 3.1.4 (KDE 3 had only been out for a year)
Very very cool!
Not sure if the kernel version is right, more likely some < 2.6.0 kernel was the king of the hill at that time, but otherwise, great 😛
Therefore: Support us, Randa sprint and other sprints really bring our software stack forward! Nowhere else such a nice group of KDE developers can meet up to solve such problems together!
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.io but unfortunately, macdeployqt needs to be patched to deploy non-qt plugins
For this see the review request “add support for -extra-plugins command line option”. I hope this gets into Qt or we get an alternative solution, hint, hint => help appreciated :=))
KWrite on Mac looks unspectacular:
But the cool thing is: This is the result of a plain compile of KF5 & kate.git. We patch NONE of the frameworks anymore and we don’t need to build Qt on our own, we can use the stock Qt installer (the bundles use 5.7.0, the build that should be the final one to be released these days).
For deployment problems like: “how to get our icons” or “how to locate our plugins or ioslaves” generic solutions were implemented in the KF5 libraries.
If the above review request is accepted or an other solution is found you will have exactly the same developer experience on Mac as on e.g. Linux. No ugly hacks, no patching, etc.
For Kate we even have a kind of working embedded Konsole again with this updated build, enjoy:
I think overall, the Mac developer experience for KF5 based stuff really improved in the last months and the latest things that happened this week were only possible thanks to the Randa sprint. Would be nice if you support us 😉