Loading huge files over the internet may take quite a long time. In KDE 4.10, Kate Part will show a passive message after 1 second that tells you the file is still being loaded, and, if wanted, the user can abort the loading process. It looks like this:
This also fixes bug #128273. Again, cookies go to Christoph 😉
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!
Here are the relevant bugs:
Any help here is highly appreciated! If you have questions about the internals of KatePart needed to fix such an issue, just ask in the bug or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently we are at the Kate/KDevelop sprint in Vienna. Christoph and me took the time to look a bit around in the net for Kate, and more or less accidently stumbled over quite a lot of extensions by our users. Here are some examples:
Kate has just about 20 plugins written in C++. And, ironically, there are more plugins for Kate written in python. This is totally awesome, but still, the Kate developers didn’t even know about it ?¿? 😮
So we started contacting these potential contributors, and also asked why they e.g. upload it in some other git repository. One time, we got the answer, that they uploaded it somewhere to share it with other users. But really, the perfect way to share additions for Kate is to put it into the Kate git repository directly. This is how open source works…
So if you make additions or changes to Kate, please let us know, create a patch and send it to review board, come to our developer sprints, come to the annual KDE conferences… Talk to us, usually we are all pretty friendly and really happy about every single contribution!
Another quick update: Jowenn just implemented a decent tool tip that displays the current view line while scrolling, a wish from 9 years ago. Mandatory screenshot (pimped with my “awesome” Gimp skills):