Kate is a multi-document editor part of KDE since release 2.2. Being a KDE applications, Kate ships with network transparency, as well as integration with the outstanding features of KDE. Choose it for viewing HTML sources from konqueror, editing configuration files, writing new applications or any other text editing task. You still need just one running instance of Kate. Learn more…

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Kate - Color Themes with Frameworks 5.75

Frameworks 5.75 => KSyntaxHighlighting Themes Last week I reported about the currently done changes to the color themes in KTextEditor (Kate/KWrite/KDevelop/…). As this was just the half finished job, I felt somehow motivated to work on the remaining parts. I had more time this week to work on it than thought and finalized the transition from the old “schema” stuff we had to pure use of KSyntaxHighlighting themes. This is a rather large change, I guess one of the largest code changes I did in KTextEditor in the last years beside the porting of the highlighting itself to KSyntaxHighlighting. [Read More]

Kate - Color Themes

Color Themes aka “Schemas” KTextEditor (and therefore Kate/KWrite/KDevelop/…) has a concept of color themes since more than one decade. In the KTextEditor UI this is called a “Schema” at the moment. (Don’t ask me why it wasn’t called color theme or something like this, seems I wasn’t that clever at choosing names in the past.) The user can configure the colors inside the settings and the stuff is saved in some very ancient way (nice string lists of hand-crafted text output of colors/bools/…) inside KConfig INI files. [Read More]

KSyntaxHighlighting - Example Files Wanted

In the KSyntaxHighlighting framework we use small example files for the individual languages as regression tests. See the current collection here. We will create HTML output and two internal formats to check highlighting attributes & folding regions. These results are then diffed with version controlled reference files. At the moment we only check the default light theme for the HTML output, but I intend to extend this to check the dark theme, too. [Read More]

Please contribute your syntax highlightings upstream to KSyntaxHighlighting

Looking around the internet a bit for Kate related stuff, I stumbled over the current incarnation of the Haskell re-implementation of KSyntaxHighlighting: skylighting. They reuse the highlighting definitions we provide and convert them to some Haskell data structures to do the highlighting. pandoc uses this to provide highlighting for included code snippets. Out of curiosity I wanted to know how up-to-date they are in respect to the files we keep in our repository, but interesting enough their repository actually contained some files we didn’t have at all. [Read More]

Windows Store Monthly Statistics

Here are the number of acquisitions for the last 30 days (roughly equal to the number of installations, not mere downloads) for our applications: Okular - More than a reader - 4,421 acquisitions Kate - Advanced Text Editor - 3,641 acquisitions Filelight - Disk Usage Visualizer - 1,390 acquisitions Kile - A user-friendly TeX/LaTeX editor - 530 acquisitions KStars - Astronomy Software - 287 acquisitions [Read More]

Kate - User Feedback - August 2020

Starting with the 20.04 release, Kate allows the user to turn on some telemetry submission. This is a purely opt-in approach. We do not submit any data if you not actively enable this feature! For details about the introduction of this feature, see this post. After some months of having this out in the wild, I think it is time to show up with the first data we got. [Read More]

Contributing via GitLab Merge Requests

KDE switched over to a self-hosted GitLab instance this year: invent.kde.org. Many thanks again to our system administrators and all other contributors to this large effort! This means, e.g. Kate, KTextEditor and KSyntaxHighlighting are now using the GitLab workflow for all contributions. Whereas there are still some old review requests and tasks on phabricator.kde.org, all new contributions should arrive as merge requests on invent.kde.org. For the three projects I take care of, you can see what already arrived and is now under discussion or already merged here: [Read More]

Windows Store Monthly Statistics

Kate and Okular 20.04 are now available in the store! I hope this update solves some issues of the 19.12 versions available before. Here are the number of acquisitions for the last 30 days (roughly equal to the number of installations, not mere downloads) for our applications: Kate - Advanced Text Editor - 4,465 acquisitions Okular - More than a reader - 4,399 acquisitions Filelight - Disk Usage Visualizer - 1,193 acquisitions [Read More]

Windows Store Monthly Statistics

Here are the number of acquisitions for the last 30 days (roughly equal to the number of installations, not mere downloads) for our applications: Kate - Advanced Text Editor - 5,031 acquisitions Okular - More than a reader - 4,419 acquisitions Filelight - Disk Usage Visualizer - 839 acquisitions Kile - A user-friendly TeX/LaTeX editor - 600 acquisitions Elisa - Modern Music Player - 287 acquisitions [Read More]

Kate - Telemetry / User Feedback

Starting with the upcoming 20.04 release (or current master branch builds), Kate allows the user to turn on some telemetry submission. This is a purely opt-in approach. We will not submit any data if you not actively enable this feature! Like Plasma we use the KUserFeedback framework for this task. For details about how we handle the data, refer to KDE’s Applications Privacy Policy and specifically the Telemetry Policy. We documented what kind of info we submit on the Telemetry Use page. [Read More]