Category Archives: KDE

New “Get It” page & “Build It” split out

As we now have some binaries available for Windows & Mac, I renovated the “Get It” page.

You now have there links to the latest versions of our binaries (installer for Windows & application bundle for Mac) beside the link to the distribution packages for Linux/BSD/* as provided by our dear packagers.

For building Kate from sources, we now have the building instructions on a separate “Build It” page.

We will try to update the binary builds in the next days at Randa.

Kate/KWrite Application Bundle Update

I just created new bundles for Kate & KWrite.

By accident they are a bit large, as stuff as web engine is moved to the bundle, but they should work ;=)

How to create them?

mac.txt in kate.git shows how that works.

But you need a macqtdeploy with the patch for QTBUG-48836.

Bildschirmfoto 2016-06-13 um 12.08.18

Download links:

Thanks to the Randa meetup I got time for this, if you want to sponsor, click the image below 😉

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!