During the Mac OS X platform meeting here at Randa, the point was made that the current build documentation for Mac OS X is a bit lacking, as e.g. the steps to create an application bundle are only documented somewhere for Kate, Krita, KDevelop, … but in no central place.
I started to writeup a new howto at the mac.kde.org page that utilizes emerge for the heavy lifting like the KDE Windows team uses it.
I think this might be nice to have synergy effects between both ports, thanks to Hannah for hinting to this and the help for setting it up. Might be interesting for the CI, too.
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.