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Linuxables: Meet Kate, the KDE Text Editor

Jul 27, 2010, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"We conclude our whimsical jaunt down text editor lane with a look at the KDE take on that always-necessary tool - the text editor. The KDE version is called Kate. Kate takes a different approach to the simplicity most of these tools take.

"How is this? Kate is actually made of up two parts:

"* KatePart: This is the underlying tool that serves as the functional editor. This portion of Kate is shared by any of the KDE components (such as the composer for the KMail mail client) that require a text editor.

"* Kate: This is the front-end for KatePart that allows KatePart to stand on its own.

"This approach allows Kate to be a much more flexible tool than a standard text editor (at least in a desktop-wide scope). This also prevents KDE developers from having to re-invent the wheel when they need to use a text editor within their application."

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