We’ve managed to push our bugs down from ~430 to ~310 during the last two days. Some bugs are not valid anymore, but lots of bugs also really have been fixed. So in KDE 4.7 we will have the best Kate release ever 🙂
I’m writing my weekly article today because I have already started working on something else. I didn’t have time to finish the previous stage because I started the next phase of the project.
I had a talk with my GSoC mentor and a couple of Kate developers and we all concluded that I should start working on the folding algorithm as soon as possible because this is the main (and most important) part. For this part, I built a small new project that will help me implement the algorithm and test it independently from Kate project. You can find this project (and my Kate clone) at this address. There are not so many methods implemented, but you can figure out how things will be developed.
Fortunately, I don’t have to build this algorithm from scratch. I made some research and had some results by the time I was working on my proposal. Here is the paper I wrote based on that research and here is my GSoC proposal, too (it is public now, so anyone can see it).
If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to leave a comment here or to send an e-mail on Kate’s mailing list.
I’ll keep you in touch with my progress,
Second out in the this series of plugins update is the GDB plugin which has gained a view for local variables. If you have GDB pretty printes in use, you can even get various Qt types displayed nicely. Here are direct links to the relevant printers and an example .gdbinit: qt4.py, libstdcxx.py and kde4.py.
The locals view does not (yet?) have any fancy features as editing the values and does not show which variables have changed.
The handling of breakpoint and execution markers has also improved a bit.
Last but not least in this series will be the new “Search in files” plugin.
Targets can be added, copied and deleted. If the last target is deleted the default targets will be re-added.
Next up will be the GDB plugin