MiniMap Fine-Tuning

Kate also supports a minimap of the text contents instead of a classical scrollbar. To enable it, just go to

MiniMap Settings

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.

MiniMap - Old Slider

Old Scrollbar Slider

MiniMap - New 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 🙂

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.

Working on Kate in Randa

Right now, around 40 developers are working together on bringing KDE to other platforms in Randa (Switzerland) for an entire week.

So far, I just fixed some bugs, e.g.:

  • Kate: Correctly restore view config of all split views (commit, bug, review)
  • Kate: Sort Kate Session Menu alphabetically (commit, bug, review)
  • Kate: Avoid hidden view spaces on start (commit, bug, review)
  • Kate, KDevelop: Tab Switcher Plugin: Make sure the height fits all items (commit, bug)

Much more work is going on, especially also with bringing Kate to Mac OS, or making it work better on Windows. For instance, thanks to Kåre and David, renaming documents already works now, and soon the filesystem browser plugin will be available in the next Kate on Windows release 🙂

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