Category Archives: Developers

First Day in Randa

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 ;=)

Breeze Dark Color Scheme

Just as quick info, with the next KDE Frameworks 5 release, namely KF5 version 5.23, the KTextEditor framework gains a Breeze Dark color scheme. The colors mostly stick to the Breeze color palette, with some minor changes, since KTextEditor needs more colors the the color palette itself ships. To use this color scheme, go to the config dialog and choose “Breeze Dark” in the Fonts & Colors config page. We hope this is useful – mandatory screenshot:

Breeze Dark

Update: Screenshot of KDevelop 5 with Breeze Dark theme and color schema:

KDevelop 5 with Breeze Dark

Kate on Windows

NOTE: Please refer to Get It for up-to-date Windows versions

It took some time but here is now an installer for Kate on Windows.

First the proof 🙂

kate-installer
The installer
An example of what it can look like
An example of what it can look like

There are still some things that needs fixing. The current installer is built from git master and not from released packages so the translation stuff hat you usually get with the release packages are missing. So only partially translated. Another feature that I’m still missing is the spell-check. I need to still add a/hspell and language dictionaries to get that to work.

But for now you can try it out here: http://download.kde.org/unstable/kate/ (updated link)

And if you are eager to help here is my scratch repo for the build recipes:
git://anongit.kde.org/scratch/sars/kate-windows.git

And if you happen to want to have only one kate window for all the documents that you open, you might want to install DBus. This is the installer that I have tested with:
https://dbus-windows-installer.googlecode.com/files/DBus-Windows-Installer-1.4.1-2.exe
Happy Hacking!

Note: This would not have been possible without the big effort that the KDE on Windows people have made to get stuff to compile on Windows and keeping sure that it continues to compile. Thank you!