"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."