With the next Applications 16.08 release, Kate5’s tabs will be movable with the mouse. This was a feature request for quite some time, which is now fixed.For the record, the animated gif was created with the following two commands:
ffmpeg -f alsa -f x11grab -r 30 -s 680x385 -i :0.0+0,0 -threads 0 output%04d.png
convert -delay 1/30 -loop 0 -layers OptimizeFrame -size 680x385 -fuzz 2% output*.png output.gif
Much more work is going on at the Randa spring currently held in Switzerland. Would be nice if you support us 😉
Kate also supports a minimap of the text contents instead of a classical scrollbar. To enable it, just go to
Here at the Randa meeting, we just invested some time to bring this minimap more in line with the Breeze style. You can see the difference here: Note the scrollbar slider frame, the new version (right) is more distinct and in line with the rounded corners of the Breeze style.
Old Scrollbar Slider
New Scrollbar Slider
This change will be in the KDE Frameworks 5.24 release. If you want to support the KDE Randa developer meeting, please click on the banner 🙂
I updated the bundles, now they are release builds of Kate & KWrite and they contain less frameworks. The size is only one half of the last bundles, less than 50 MB per app. Visit “Get It” for the download links or below.
Mac Application Bundles
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.