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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

KDE e.V. Windows Store Statistics

Sunday, 5 December 2021 | Christoph Cullmann
Soon the year ends, let’s take a look at the current statistics of all applications in the Windows Store published with the KDE e.V. account. Since the last summary in June, KDE Connect joined as newly available application! Thanks to all people that made this happen. Last 30 days 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: Read More

Dart / Flutter support in Kate

Monday, 21 June 2021 | Waqar Ahmed
So about a couple of weeks ago I decided it was time to try out Flutter for desktop app development. If you don’t know about Flutter, it’s a UI framework for cross-platform app development by Google. After reading a little bit about Dart, I decided to dive in directly and write a basic app in Dart. To my surprise Kate didn’t support Dart at all, there was no syntax-highlighting, no anything, not even Dart file detection. Read More

KDE e.V. Windows Store Statistics

Saturday, 19 June 2021 | Christoph Cullmann
Now that Akademy 2021 has started, let’s take a look at the current statistics of all applications in the Windows Store published with the KDE e.V. account. Last 30 days 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 - 5,674 acquisitions Kate - Advanced Text Editor - 3,701 acquisitions Read More