Thursday, July 20, 2006

Kate Project Plugin

It is not a secret that removing Kate's project manager in KDE 3.5 was not the right thing to do. It seems a lot of people used it and we got many complaints about this decision. That also shows that it is hard go get feedback about what users are really using. If a feature is done well, noone will ever talk about it. This is paradox, as we thought the project manager was not well integrated :) (I still think that)

Ok, let's come to the interesting part: Three developers wrote a new Kate Project Manager Plugin and published an initial release on sourceforge.net and on kde-apps.org. It works quite well already and reading the comments on kde-apps.org gives me the impression that there are more features to come with the next release. -- If you are interested maybe you want to join the project...

PS: I have the secret hope the plugin will be ported to KDE4 using Qt's model/view architecture, so that it has good support for multiple mainwindows :)

4 comments:

Cyrille Berger said...

I must say I love the new session manager, I hope you will keep it in the next version ;)

PS: I have only one complaint, I should report it to bugs.kde.org, if I wasn't so lazy, I think that if you open a new kate with a session opened in allready running kate, the file should be opened in the allready running kate and not in a new kate, if you see what I mean ?

dhaumann said...

@cyrille: We will keep the session manager for sure. It would be nice if we can integrate the plugins more, for example make the Project Manager Plugin open the right workspace depending on which session you load etc...

Illissius said...

I like the current session functionality, and use it. Never really grokked the previous project manager thingie, so I can't comment on it.

jhaas said...

I also would like vote for opening a new kate in the already running one.

To have sessions is nice, projects, however, have the advantage that you can have 20-40 files in a project, which will not be opened at all times, some even at very low frequencies (wrapper scripts etc.)