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Advanced code completion filtering in kate / KDevelop

I have implemented two new ways to filter the code completion popup in kate: filtering the list using an abbreviation, and filtering the list using text not occuring at the word’s beginning. This can probably best be demonstrated by lots of pictures: You can match completion items by their abbreviation. This works for both camel case and underscore notation. You can also match entries by words they merely contain but […]

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Extracting text from Photoshop (PSD) images

I just needed to grab text from some Photoshop images and put it into a LaTeX document. But, how do I get that text on Linux? GIMP can’t do it, nor can any other program I tried (they all rasterize the text). Fortunately the text is just saved in plain in the .psd file, so it’s relatively easy to get it out of there. However it’s in utf-16, so with […]

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Collaborative text editing: 0.2 beta release and end of GSoC

After three months and 430 commits introducing 23165 changes (line insertions/removals; in the kte-collaborative repository, plus about 50 more commits in kde-telepathy and libqinfinity), the beta release I hereby announce marks the end of my Google Summer of Code project, which consisted of implementing collaborative text editing in KTextEditor (see previous). For more general information about the project, make sure to also have a look at the user manual, which […]

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Collaborative text editing in KTextEditor and kde-telepathy: Preview release

We have decided that kte-collaborative (the “Collaborative text editing in KTextEditor via kde-telepathy” project — see previous) is ready for a first release! This release is explicitly flagged as “preview” and might not be suitable for daily use just yet. There are still some known problems; the release is meant as an invitation to curious users to test the program and tell us about any problems they encounter. Release tarballs: […]

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GSoC: Collaborative text editing in Kate + kde-telepathy: status report No. 3

Read my first status report for a more general introduction on what is happening. The second report gives some information about features implemented earlier. Much has happened in the “bring collaborative text editing to kate and kde-telepathy” project! This blog post will outline some of the most important changes, such as undo support and sharing documents with chatrooms. Current snapshot of kte-collaborative Sharing documents with chatrooms Cool feature, but not […]

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GSoC: Collaborative text editing in Kate + kde-telepathy: status report No. 2

Read my first status report for a more general introduction on what is happening. In the last two weeks, I have implemented many shiny new things in kte-collaborative! Here’s a short summary of the most prominent ones. Sharing documents using kde-telepathy There’s a prototype for sharing documents using kde-telepathy now! It will take care of all the connection details automatically and should “just work”. Sharing a document using kde-telepathy To […]

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GSoC: Collaborative text editing in kate + kde-telepathy

First of all, I’ve been accepted for GSoC this year! I’ll be working on creating a collaborative text editor based on the KTextEditor interface and libinfinity library, and on integrating that editor into kde-telepathy. The point of integration with kde-telepathy is that it will allow for a nice user experience in setting up connections: instead of typing IP addresses, they can just select a person from their contact list. “Integration” […]

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kdev-python 1.5.1 released

kdev-python provides Python language support for the KDevelop integrated development environment. For more information, please look at the 1.4 and 1.5 release announcements, and especially make sure to watch this short demonstration video! The 1.5.1 release fixes a few issues with 1.5.0. Especially, it fixes a crash bug which could happen when PEP8 checking was enabled fixes capitalization in the coding line completion displays the correct plugin version in the […]

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kdev-python 1.5 released!

Hi! I’m happy to announce the the availability of version 1.5 of kdev-python, the Python language support plugin for the KDevelop development environment. For the official (short) announcement containing links to the tarballs, see the announcement on the KDevelop website. Here’s a short video which demonstrates some of kdev-python’s (and KDevelop’s) nice features: (if your network connection allows it, you can also watch the full-resolution version — or here’s a […]

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About SSD hard drive durability

When SSD disks popped up some time ago, many people’s main concern was their durability. The claimed 10k write cycles for each block didn’t really sound much to most people (including me). Still, I thought I’d risk it, and bought one (an 128GB Crucial/Micron RealSSD m4/C400) about one and a half years ago. The speedup is noticeable, especially for things which need short access times (find, copying large amounds of […]

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