The Kommander team is proud to announce a new development release which has some bug fixes but most importantly a new text editor. Along with this we are releasing two new plugins for databases and HTTP forms. We have also updated our site with an article and tutorial section starting out with an Introduction to Kommander. We also have a development news section. More is in the works to be released in the coming week. Remember Kommander is developed almost entirely through sponsorship funding and actually saw little development for several months partly due to funding shortages. Your financial support is welcome.
The new release is marked as unstable, but it is mostly bug fixes except for the new text editor. Kommander has the same editor part as Kate and Quanta now with new highlighting, bracket balancing and undo/redo. It can also do line numbers and bookmarks, though the current editor model causes persistence issues, it is still a huge improvement. As this release is backwards compatible with existing versions we strongly recommend it to everyone writing Kommander dialogs.
Over a year ago we decided to develop a plugin to show this potential in Kommander. We decided on hk_classes for a database plugin. At aKademy last year there was a bug preventing release. Then for both funding and personal reasons Michal was unable to work on it. Now a year later it is ready and we also have a new HTTP form class that allows you to send HTTP headers. It has been successfully used to make a text messaging tool to prevent us from having to find where the provider put the web form this week.
There have been a lot of Kommander apps showing up on kde-apps.org and likely a lot of people have questions. We know a lot of people producing dialogs need a little help with some tutorials and tips to make them more usable. So we have the new section for articles, tutorials and tips. Look for more on that soon.
We have mentioned that Kommander development was inactive for several months, but we have discussed starting again with Michal because it is important for KDE to have this tool. If you are enjoying this tool or a program written with it please consider giving your financial support to the project. Thanks to all who have encouraged us and made applications with Kommander.