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Treats for Kate - Welcome Page, Git Diff Viewer, Config Searching

Monday, 31 October 2022 | Eric Armbruster
It's Halloween and the Kate and KWrite 22.12 release is approaching, so its about time we give you another update what we've been working on. The Biggest Treat: Widgets So far Kate was only able to display code views in Kate's central view component. In the upcoming release, Kate can also place arbitrary Qt Widgets there, which required making some bigger changes under the hood. You might ask how is this relevant at all, to which we answer: this change enabled us to implement a treat bag of cool, new features. Read More

Kate - New Features - August 2022

Wednesday, 24 August 2022 | Christoph Cullmann
The 22.08 release of Kate hasn't arrived for many users yet, but we already have new cool stuff for upcoming releases. As our merge requests page shows, alone in August we got at least 66 new things done. Naturally that are not all new features, but bug fixes, too. Pablo Rauzy was nice enough to provide some short videos for the enhancements he contributed! Thanks a lot for that, and thanks to all people that helped to work out the merge requests he submitted. Read More

Kate 22.08

Sunday, 24 July 2022 | Christoph Cullmann
KDE Gear 22.08 Release in August Next month the KDE Gear 22.08 release will arrive. Kate and KWrite are released with that collection of KDE software. Thanks already to all people that make KDE Gear releases possible. I myself would not be able to release twice a year some proper version with patch releases, manage the i18n stuff, .... It is really a lot of work to get this done and I am very grateful to the KDE team members that take care of that! Read More

Kate ate KWrite

Thursday, 31 March 2022 | Christoph Cullmann
The current state up to KDE Gear 22.04 Kate & KWrite always existed as pair in the last 20 years. KWrite was there first, a SDI editor already shipped with very early KDE versions. Kate was started by me to have a MDI variant of KWrite. KWrite was kept untouched, more or less, over the last 20 years beside minor improvements and bug fixes. Naturally a lot features slipped in due to the fact that it uses KTextEditor as editor component. Read More

Kate & KWrite on Qt 6

Friday, 25 March 2022 | Christoph Cullmann
Given the great work others did already on the Qt 6 porting of KDE Frameworks, let's take a look at Kate & KWrite on Qt 6. With only minor patches, both applications now run on the current master state of KDE Frameworks and Qt 6.2. Close to all functionality is available, I think the only stripped out part is the hot new stuff upload for snippets and I didn't test the Konsole part. Read More

Long live multicursors

Thursday, 10 March 2022 | Waqar Ahmed
Ever since I started contributing to Kate there has been one feature request that was being requested in almost every blog post or discussion about kate: multiple cursor support. I am happy to say that after 3 or 4 days of really pushing myself to implement this and address all the issues we just merged it (KDE Frameworks 5.92)! It will be available not only for Kate users, but for KDevelop, KWrite and any application that uses KTextEditor as its editor component. Read More

The Kate Text Editor - UI Improvements

Sunday, 27 February 2022 | Christoph Cullmann
In the last few weeks we had time to nicely improve the general UI of our editor. Naturally, the overall structure of the main window stays the same, with a central splitter area and some tool views around. But if you take a look at the two screenshots below that show the last release and the current master branch version, you will spot some differences that in my eyes improve on what we have in a nice way. Read More

The Kate Text Editor - Valentine's Day 2022

Monday, 14 February 2022 | Christoph Cullmann
Once more, Valentine's Day has arrived. Like last year, Kate's development is nicely progressing this year, too. Plenty of new stuff and fixes We had a very successful year 2021 development wise. As you can track on our merge requests page 348 requests got merged directly into Kate and 177 into the KTextEditor editor component. The year 2022 already began well with 63 patches for Kate and 39 for KTextEditor. Read More

Kate & KTextEditor Bug Fixing

Saturday, 29 January 2022 | Christoph Cullmann
Bugs, bugs, bugs... The Kate & KTextEditor projects have at the moment 189 open bugs. That is a lot given only a few people work on this projects regularly. Therefore it would be really appreciated if people could help out with fixing. If you have spare time and you are interested in help to improve our projects, head over to our long list of bugs. Some might even be already fixed and just need to be tried out with a recent version. Read More

The Kate Text Editor in 2021

Friday, 31 December 2021 | Christoph Cullmann
COVID-19 Pandemic Unfortunately, like the year 2020, for many people this was again no easy year. A lot of us and our families & friends are still directly or indirectly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Like last year, I still hope the future will look less bleak now that vaccination is on the rise and perhaps we even have a bit luck with less deadly virus mutations in the future. Read More