Kate - text editor (64-bit only)

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Kate - text editor (64-bit only)

#1 Post by webfork » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:12 pm

Kate is a cross-platform text editor. I didn't really see much interesting here, just posting for anyone else who might look into it.

Steps: Download the 7z file from https://binary-factory.kde.org/view/Win ... ase_win64/ and extract. Launch bin\kate.exe

Status: not portable, writes to \AppData\Local\kate\

Homepage: https://kate-editor.org/

Screenshot: https://kate-editor.org/images/kate-win ... BZGOSu.png

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Re: Kate - text editor (64-bit only)

#2 Post by webfork » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:15 am

No changes on the portability front but this program has been seeing active updates (currently with release 20.12.1) since I first tested ~10 months ago and some of the detailed updates are very encouraging, in particular the find function has a lot in common with what I love about dnGrep: https://kate-editor.org/post/2021/2021- ... uary-2021/

Also the program has evidently been in development for 20 years now https://kate-editor.org/post/2020/2020- ... e-in-2020/

Impressive stuff.

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Re: Kate - text editor (64-bit only)

#3 Post by Midas » Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:26 pm

I think Kate is the default text editor of most KDE based Linux distros, hence the long-term development...

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Re: Kate - text editor (64-bit only)

#4 Post by rbon » Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:17 pm

Midas wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:26 pm
I think Kate is the default text editor of most KDE based Linux distros, hence the long-term development...
I confirm.
• KDE web site: https://kde.org/
• KDE Applications -> Kate page: https://apps.kde.org/en/kate
Kate is a multi-document, multi-view text editor by KDE. It features stuff like codefolding, syntaxhighlighting, dynamic word wrap, an embedded console, an extensive plugin interface and some preliminary scripting support.

Features:
• MDI, window splitting, window tabbing
• Spell checking
• CR, CRLF, LF newline support
• Encoding support (utf-8, utf-16, ascii etc.)
• Encoding conversion
• Regular expression based find & replace
• Powerful syntax highlighting and bracket matching
• Code and text folding
• Infinite undo/redo support
• Block selection mode
• Auto indentation
• Auto completion support
• Shell integration
• Wide protocol support (http, ftp, ssh, webdav etc.) using kioslaves
• Plugin architecture for the application and editor component
• Customizable shortcuts
• Integrated command line
• Scriptable using JavaScript

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Re: Kate - text editor (64-bit only)

#5 Post by Midas » Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:50 pm

Some further testing...

Package 'kate-20.12.1-1159-windows-msvc2019_64-cl.7z' (~51MB) downloaded from:


Traces: two folders at '%LOCALAPPDATA%' ('cache' and 'kate'; settings in the later in a plain text file named 'anonymous.katesession'); registry keys at 'HKCU\Software\KDE' and 'HKCU\Software\kde.org'.

Final disk cost is a whopping 264MB. I think I'll pass on this one.

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