Akademy 2016

Thursday, 1 September 2016 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
Arrived at Berlin for Akademy/QtCon 2016, too ;=) Already met some other KDE & Kate people, lets see how the week goes.

Bug Triaging Guest Blog: The wandering bug triager was here

Friday, 12 August 2016 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
I was contacted by Buovjaga from the LibreOffice QA team to spread the word about the current bug triaging efforts going on. Therefore now a short guest block about that ;=) Thanks to Buovjaga for trying to get some public interest in this important aspect of open source work: handling our flood of bugs! Free software needs more contributors from the non-coding user community. The problem is that there is no scientifically proven method for attracting them. Read More

KTextEditor gets Scrollbar and Code Folding Preview (Updated)

Sunday, 19 June 2016 | Dominik Haumann | Tags:  planet  sprint
The KTextEditor Framework just got a new features for the next KDE Frameworks 5.24 release: A Text Preview on the vertical scrollbar. If enabled in the options, the KTextEditor now shows a preview of the text when the mouse hovers over the scrollbar. The feature is available both when the minimap is used and also when the standard scrollbar is used. The text preview is only visible when vertical scrolling is possible. Read More

Bug fixed after 13 years

Friday, 17 June 2016 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
During the Randa sprint an 13 year old bug was fixed :P I myself moved it to kxmlgui (out of Kate/KWrites’s harm, good to delegate stuff away :) in 2003 and since then we got a lot of duplicates but never somebody got the time to track it down. (333 votes for it, really nice number) Now, after 13 years, it got done (and yet another chance that a bug becomes a sentient intelligence has vanished ;=) Read More

KDE Software for Windows & Chocolatey

Thursday, 16 June 2016 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
KDE applications providing Windows installers can now be additionally listed in the Chocolatey software repository on an dedicated KDE profile. If you want to be added to this profile with your application, contact At the moment, you can find digiKam, Kate & Krita. The profile allows an quick overview about the KDE applications that are available. This is a nice addition to the downloads provided via or the application homepages and increases the visibility of our applications on Windows. Read More

New Kate/KWrite Bundles for Mac

Thursday, 16 June 2016 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
I updated again the Kate/KWrite application bundles following the new guide on KDE on Mac. With the same guide, other application developers should be able to create stand-alone application bundles for Mac OS X, too. Btw., the guide is on a wiki page, feel free to enhance the documentation, I doubt it is optimal ATM. What needs to be solved to make it easier: At the moment, the guide uses a stock Qt as obtainable from qt. Read More

Kate & Co. on Tour

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
We used the nice weather for some small trip near Randa between hacking ;=) But beside getting a bit fresh air, we did other nice things like fixing together with David Faure of Frameworks fame the issue “how to get automagically icons loaded if you want to bundle them in your installer/app bundle”, see the change: “Add support for loading and using an icontheme in a RCC file automatically.” Would be nice if you support us to make things like the Randa sprint possible! Read More

Kate’s TabBar gets Movable Tabs

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 | Dominik Haumann | Tags:  planet  sprint
With the next Applications 16.08 release, Kate5’s tabs will be movable with the mouse. This was a feature request for quite some time, which is now fixed.For the record, the animated gif was created with the following two commands: ffmpeg -f alsa -f x11grab -r 30 -s 680x385 -i :0.0+0,0 -threads 0 output%04d.png convert -delay 1/30 -loop 0 -layers OptimizeFrame -size 680x385 -fuzz 2% output*.png output.gif Much more work is going on at the Randa spring currently held in Switzerland. Read More

New Mac OS X Build Documentation

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
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 page that utilizes emerge for the heavy lifting like the KDE Windows team uses it. Read More

MiniMap Fine-Tuning

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 | Dominik Haumann | Tags:  planet  sprint
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. Read More