These are the people who are or have been working on creating Kate, KWrite and KatePart. If you are not mentioned and feel you should be — or is mentioned and feel you should not be, contact us.
Kate the Woodpecker
Kate the Woodpecker started to be the Kate mascot in 2014. She was designed by Tyson Tan and provides a recognizable face to the Kate project. In 2020 an icon for the Kate application based on this was introduced.
Christoph started the application that later became Kate back in 2000, and have stayed with it as a core developer and active maintainer ever since. He has contributed major parts of the code, and is the brain behind the excellent named sessions feature found in Kate 2.5.
Dominik joined the Kate Project back in early 2004. Since then he constantly contributes e.g. by maintaining the syntax highlighting files, reviewing patches and developing core features such as scripting support or the line modification system in Kate Part.
Jowenn has been with Kate development since the early days, and is the developer behind Kate’s excellent syntax highlighting engine, the code folding system, the insertion template system and much more.
Milian joined the Kate developers in 2009. Since then, he actively contributes in many areas such as maintaining syntax highlighting files, fixing indentation scripts and writing unit tests. He also likes to increase performance and fix general bugs he encounters while using KatePart in KDevelop.
Sven is working on various areas of the Kate Part, such as text snippets, code completion, and collaborative text editing.
Miquel Sabaté Solà
Miquel is working tirelessly to make Kate Part’s vi input mode more and more powerful.
Michal is one of the core developers of the vi input mode and did most of the work porting Kate to KDE Frameworks 5.
Kåre joined the Kate project back in 2008 and since then adds a lot of very useful features through plugins. Famous examples include: CTags, Build plugin, GDB Debugger plugin, Search & Replace in Files.
T.C. Hollingsworth maintains the Kate and KWrite documentation since 2011. He keeps track of all changes in Kate development, so that the online documentation is always up-to-date.
Alexander Neundorf maintains the Kate project generator of CMake and contributes to the search, build and project plugins.
Shaheed R Haque has been hacking on KDE projects on-and-off since 2000, including KOffice, KDE libs, Kate (Python plugin support, and some plugins), KDEPIM, multi-language support with a Bengali focus (kxkb, Viki virtual keyboard.) as well as bits and pieces elsewhere in the Open Source world.
Gerald uses Kate, Kile and KDevelop on a daily basis. He mainly does QA and scripting to further improve the Kate editor component.
Pablo is a Django developer and uses Kate to code. He joined the Kate Project in 2013, but since 2009 he has been developing plugins for Kate. In 2011, he created a repository on github to develop these plugins and share them, now he codes them in the official repository.
Erlend joined the Kate Project in 2008. Since then, his main focus is on the vi input mode for Kate which make a vim-like, modal editing mode available for Kate.
Bernhard joined the Kate Project in 2008 and is doing a great job in refactoring code in Kate to make it very easy to understand. For instance, he is maintaining the excellent search & replace feature as well as the undo/redo system.
Anders has been active in Kate development since the start back in 2000, and have contributed among others the view splitting mechanism (Kate), the External Tools feature (Kate), the document list color shading (Kate) and printing functionality (KatePart).
- Hamish Rodda
- Michael Bartl
- Jochen Wilhelmy