Kate

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Kate is a multi-document, multi-view text editor for KDE, shipped with the KDEBASE package. It features stuff like codefolding, syntaxhighlighting, dynamic word wrap, an embedded console, an extensive plugin interface and some prelimentary scripting support.
Last changelog:

14 years ago

- faster highlighting
- session support

gillanius

16 years ago

Former I used NEdit - the perfect tool for editing code :) Now, since SuSE 9.1 doesnt include NEdit and there are some problems with the german umlauts, I am trying Kate. It is a good replacement for NEdit... Except the windows for text replacing or searching appear in the center of Kates window, not under the mouse like in NEdit. So, if the focus of the mouse is "strictly under the mouse" you have to move it into the window... That is not nice. Maybe that could be changed in a future release :)

Have a nice day,
Ayhan

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anderslund

15 years ago

With the last version of kate (2.4) you can do replace (as well as find and ifind) using kates commandline. Press F7 to show the command line and enter 'replace PATTERN REPLACEMENT'.
You can use flags to change the properties of the replace options, for example 'replace:ir PATTERN REPLACEMENT' will do a case insensitive regular expression search for PATTERN, (and allow using backreferences in REPLACEMENT).
For detailled information, see help or use the commandline help: the command 'help replace' will show a brief help message.

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minck

16 years ago

I really like Kate - it's nice and fast when I need to have lots of php files open simultaneously, or have php files with lots of includes. Quanta Plus really rocks, but when it comes to fast coding, sometimes its feature-richness gets in the way of speed when you have to work on really big projects.

One of the nice features of Quanta Plus, which would be nice to see in Kate, is the tabbed file switching. Just one click, you get to see a different file. This would be a welcome addition indeed to Kate.

Thanks so much for all of the hard work you put into this wonderful app.

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Yaba

16 years ago

There is already a Kate plugin that provides a tab-like extension.

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panzar

16 years ago

If you didn't know:
You can navigate between your open files very fast with alt+left cursor and alt+right cursor. I use it all the time.

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janpf

16 years ago

Kate is becoming my editor of choice, but i liked it better when there were tabs.

i think i also found a bug (? is it a bug or feature) in the file list:

the filelist gets out of sort order, and Alt+Left and Alt+Right starts navigating randomly in the list -- it gets messy to work with lots of files. Is there a way to keep the filelist always sorted according to the Alt+left/Alt+right window order ?

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furgas

16 years ago

You can use file list as shown on screenshot 1. Takes more space than tabs, but I have this opened all the time when working with many files.

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msemtd

16 years ago

I tried Kate for the first time today as I wrote a little Perl script. The main thing I noticed was that in order to test my script I had to reach for the mouse, open the terminal emulator (which seems to auto-hide when I switch back to the editor), use the up key to select the previous command, and then execute with return. How about a key (such as F5 - currently seems to refresh) to execute the current script?

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Sebien

16 years ago

Hello,

Just a message to congratulate you !

I love the Kate editor !
In only few versions it has became a very powerful editor, now used in pretty all applications that need editor (in addition with KDevelop and its KMDI that is also became a standard on KDE, and the also powerful tabbing mode now used in some applications).

KDE is very good !
Good for health to eat it ;-)

Thank you.

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testerus

16 years ago

For me the weakest point is Search and Replace in multiple files (e.g. all files in a directory).

Is there a timeframe for this feature? Are there other editors that can do this easily? (no, I am not going to use emacs)

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saber

16 years ago

can i build the latest version of kate ,
without building all kde , if yes where can i find the src , if not why ?

thanks

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madfitz

16 years ago

I have been having problems with kate:
Qt: 3.1.1
KDE: 3.1-10 Red Hat
Kate: 2.1
every time I start it up. Id does not respond and the only way to get rid of it is to kill it's PID. I would like to upgrade to the latest kate w/o having to reinstall the entire kde.

I have not found the source for Kate anywhere... why is it not out there?

I do not like having to use kwrite with 15-20 files of code to parse through switching back and forth.

Is the source somewhere I'm just not looking?

p.s. Is there a log or something that might tell me what Kate is doing that's locking it up?

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elektroschock

17 years ago

Does it now support bidi, so we can get rid of kedit?

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My favourite text editor under Windows is textpad, kate seems to provide the same functionality (no icon for "sort lines", no easy macro/compiler integration), so this is really wonderful. However I feel that the edit field is a little bit slow and seems to be refreshed several times.

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cullmann

17 years ago

bidi is alpha, won't ship with kde 3.2, but beside that, kate 2.2, which ships with the next kde version should be much faster than the current kate 2.1

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elektroschock

17 years ago

Speed was always the mayor beastie.

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jadrian

17 years ago

Not yet, it's in alpha state.

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looby

17 years ago

This one should be part of KDE. (I know, I know)

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pippi

17 years ago

yeah, but it is a part of kde, isn't it? i'm running the beta2 of 3.2 and kate is included ;)

pippi

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14 years ago

- faster highlighting
- session support

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