KDE-CVS-Digest for August 15, 2003

In this week's KDE-CVS-Digest: Kooka, the KDE scanning application, now supports
ocrad, a GPL OCR engine.
JuK gets a history playlist feature, along with
some serious optimizations.
KMenu, the KMail address selection dialog,
KOrganizer and KSnapshot get usability improvements.
KStars gains the capability of generating skymaps from the commandline.
And many bugfixes in KOffice,
Kate and


Never expected it to be out so fast, tahnks a lot!

By THIBOLOT at Fri, 2003/08/15 - 5:00am

Jesse Yurkovich committed a change to kdelibs/kate/data
* Add REXX and CUE sheet hightlighting wish 55321
Refer to Bug 55321 - korn is using way to much memory


Probably a reference to bug 55312 makes more sense ;-)

By MK at Sat, 2003/08/16 - 5:00am

Fixed. Thanks for pointing it out. The entry was moved to the feature section since it was a wishlist.

Derek (who fondly remembers REXX)

By Derek Kite at Sat, 2003/08/16 - 5:00am

REXX (OS/2) and AREXX (Amiga) were powerful languages.
Here you can find a list of implementations:
(have a look also in

And here are the 3 available REXX interpreters for Linux:
- Object REXX from IBM (freeware _not GPL_ under Linux)
- REXX/imc, GPL
- Regina, GPL and cross-platform

By andrianarivony at Sat, 2003/08/16 - 5:00am

Kate has Smart Indent !! :) Just for C-Style languages for now.

YES!! Thank you Jesse! Time to 'cvs up', methinks...

(ps- why do my HTML tags never work? :( )

By Jason Harris at Sat, 2003/08/16 - 5:00am

HTML posts have been disabled for around 3 years now, ever since was goatsexed.

By Justin at Sat, 2003/08/16 - 5:00am

>why do my HTML tags never work?

A long, long, time ago, someone created a javascript that when posted here, replaced all links with hrmm.. other websites :)

By fault at Sat, 2003/08/16 - 5:00am

Thanks! :)
I have some more improvements for C Style sitting locally too ... just waiting for the ok from the other Kate devs about some source organization issues. Should be noted that C Style just insn't for C/C++ ... should work for C#/Java/ and possible Perl (somewhat :)

BTW: Python is done now too and Pascal is in the works :) ... anyone code in Ada still ;)

By Jesse at Sat, 2003/08/16 - 5:00am

Haskell! Haskell! :)
Now seriously for languages like haskell, which are indentation sensitive, automatic indentation is particulary usefull and help avoid many annoyoing errors.


By Sting at Sat, 2003/08/16 - 5:00am

now all kate needs is to forget about project management and get a dark background (aka black) colour scheme. let people choose between dark or light, or just rip out vim's wonderful syntax highlighting...

this is the major reason why i dont use kate often.

By not_registered at Sat, 2003/08/16 - 5:00am

As long as I am sitting in front of a crt Monitor I always choose a dark background because it is better to the eyes. With a lcd display it's the other way round. A white background seems to be less straining to the eyes ...o.k., off topic...

By thomas at Sat, 2003/08/16 - 5:00am

If you like vim more than kate, check out

As always, choice is good.

By also_not_registered at Sun, 2003/08/17 - 5:00am

Totally agree! Black backgrounds rule!

Seriously, I would probably switch from Xemacs to Kate if there was a light text on dark background color theme and a drop down list of key bindings: emacs-key-bindings for me!!!


By KUser at Wed, 2003/08/20 - 5:00am

Thanks Derek! I've always enjoyed reading your fine CVS digest :)

By Jasem Mutlaq at Sat, 2003/08/16 - 5:00am

>Here's a pretty significant speed improvement that takes an "n" out of
>the time it takes to paint a listview. This is very noticeable on
>large lists where rendering the list is very time consuming. This still
>isn't as fast as painting QListViewItems, probably because itemBelow()
>isn't as fast as it ideally would be, but it's a big step in the right

any chance to have this backported into the 3.1 branch?

By ac at Sat, 2003/08/16 - 5:00am

Optimizations aren't typically backported unless they fix a bug, which this doesn't.

By Scott Wheeler at Sun, 2003/08/17 - 5:00am

Let us see if at this point I can find a little disc space and compile it, I have desire to prove that new KDE.

By Vasten at Sat, 2003/08/16 - 5:00am

Huh? Now what exactly do you want to tell us with that?

By Jan at Sat, 2003/08/16 - 5:00am

You may want to put it off for a few weeks. There is a bit of brokeness currently, and you may have a challenge getting it to compile. I suspect post n7y things will be much better.


By Derek Kite at Sat, 2003/08/16 - 5:00am

"Ohhhhhh... this feels good... bye bye SCO..."

A little less SCO support in KDE, even though it was obsolete :) Good going.

By Haakon Nilsen at Sat, 2003/08/16 - 5:00am

ocrad is linked to an https url...

By Lee at Sun, 2003/08/17 - 5:00am

You consider a secure link broken?

By Anonymous at Sun, 2003/08/17 - 5:00am

Given that it doesn't work, and that changing it to http does work? Yep ;)

By Lee at Sun, 2003/08/17 - 5:00am

The https version works for me...

By cm at Sun, 2003/08/17 - 5:00am

These days I read an interesting article in a german computer magazine about self learning spam filters, the so called Bayes- filters.
As I deleted around 600 (!) spams from an email account yesterday, I'm just courious if somebody knows about such filters for kmail?

just interested ):-


By thefrog at Mon, 2003/08/18 - 5:00am


By thefrog at Tue, 2003/08/19 - 5:00am