KDE's Kate Text Editor Plans Improvements To Better Compete With Atom
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 10 September 2019 at 01:11 AM EDT. 36 Comments
KDE --
During this week's KDE Akademy 2019 conference there was some planning discussions around improving the Kate text editor.

Among the possible Kate improvements discussed were:

- Improving (restoring) Kate-specific plug-in interfaces. Additionally, consolidating Kate plug-ins and better handling for external tools.

- Making the projects functionality a core feature rather than a plug-in.

- Adding Language Server Protocol (LSP) support by default to provide language-agnostic support for syntax highlighting and the like to make it more comparable to other modern text editors for programmers.

- Improving code navigation.

- Other talked about ideas was better Git integration, diff/patch viewing, and better view management.

Ultimately the developers want Kate to be able to compete with the likes of Atom and other text editors but not full-blown IDEs for which there is already KDevelop, Qt Creator, and other KDE supportive alternatives.

More details on these possible Kate improvements via this blog post.
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