Kate/KDevelop/Skanlite Sprint Wrap-Up

From 18th to 25th of January 2014, the Kate, KDevelop and Skanlite developers met in Barcelona to work on these projects full time for a week. Full time usually implies about 14 hours per person a day (yes, besides food, we do nothing but developing). 11 developers working 14 hours a day for 7 days makes a total of 1078 hours. If we divide this by 8 hours, the typical amount of work hours in a day, this makes 134 man-days of work, or about 27 weeks of continued development time. [Read More]

Kate in 4.12

Since the KDE SC 4.12 release a month ago, it’s about time to look at the changes of Kate in 4.12: Vi input mode: complete macro support Heavily improved vi input mode Multi-column text editing (thanks to Andrey Matveyakin) MiniMap: align to the top (instead of vertically centered) Projects plugin: modified files now show a modified icon Improved C++/Boost Style indenter in total, 21 issues (including wishes and bugs) were fixed What comes next? [Read More]

Kate in 4.11

Another release cycle gone, and the KDE Software Compilation 4.11 is out in the open (well, for quite some time already), and with that it is time to talk about what changed in Kate the last half year since the 4.10 release. Besides the usual bug fixing (~50 bugs since 4.10), the following sections present some major improvements and features of Kate in 4.11. Python Plugins Since KDE 4.10, Kate features the Python »Pâté« plugin. [Read More]

Added “gq” (format text) command for the Vi Input Mode

It’s been a nice week here in Berlin at the Desktop summit. I have even got some coding done. A command I often missed from Vim was the gq command that re-formats text based on your text width setting. For example, if you want to stick to a sixty-columns layout, you often have to re-format the text when adding or removing something, like in this screenshot where some text has been surrounded by HTML tags: [Read More]