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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Kate and what they use it for.
  • A lightweight editor for rust and python
    Https:// can't understand why it is never mentioned in editor-threads. - Source: Reddit / 3 days ago
  • Making a text editor with Godot. (And learning some stuff about it.)
    I'm sure that creating a basic text editor won't be too hard using Godot considering that all the features you would want are already part of the engine and on display in the Godot editor itself. However if all you're looking for is an open source text editor that supports Russian, why not something like Gedit, Kate, OpenOffice Writer? Taking a second to search online, it seems like this open source program named... - Source: Reddit / 22 days ago
  • What lightweight and open source Python IDEs would you recommend (if any) for Linux?
    Https:// or Kdevelop if you are on a Linux distro with KDE Plasma. - Source: Reddit / 30 days ago
  • The pros and cons of building packages from source as SOP.
    Note that USE flags only control optional dependencies and do not affect hard requirements - you can set -qt -kde all you like, but if you install kate then it's gonna pull in Qt and KDE despite your flags. If you absolutely don't want something on your system, use package.mask - and if something depends on it, portage will throw an error about it, and occasionally suggest disabling a USE flag to get a mergeable... - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • CLion vs VSCode in 2023 for C++
    Tske a look at Kate, it has built-in LSP and debugger. It's very lightweight. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • KWrite: Finally a simple GUI editor with a good vi mode
    Also my favourite for a long time, and then I needed something more and it is easy to upgrade to the more advanced/feature-full edition: Kate - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • Kate on Windows doesn't gain focus when a new file is opened
    I am forced to use Windows but still wanted to use my favorite text editor, so I installed the latest build of Kate for Windows from The issue is, when I open a new document, Kate doesn't gain focus, i.e. The window remains minimized or in the background. That makes opening files a bit tedious. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Syntax highlighting for Kate?
    Is anyone aware of how to get Ledger-CLI syntax highlighting for the Kate text editor? I had been using Atom, but am switching to Kate. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Feature request: make importing blueprints from string ignore newlines, and when exporting blueprints to string, add a newline every 500 characters so I don't get text editor or OS crashes when I try to import a speedrun base
    I use kate fwiw, and it might stutter a little with large files but I've never had it take down my system. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Linux is the most anti-user friendly piece of shit ever
    I would use Kate as it has way more features than notepad. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Visual Studio Code is designed to fracture
    Even if you disregard all of the terminal based editors (micro, Kakoune, neovim, Helix) there's Kate which is already awesome and constantly getting great updates. There are also many promising projects like Lapce and CudaText (but they are admittedly not great yet). - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • do you guys have nay auggestion for arduino ide alternatives ?
    I just go with a Makefile and any text editor I like - usually kate. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Good Bye ATOM 👋
    Another one is Kate. The text editor from the developers of KDE plasma. And since I'm using KDE, it works really great for me.(Its cross platform, supports Win, Mac, Linux) Its very customizable, offers many plugins, is very lightweight, has a lot of features. The only thing it lacks is support for third party plugins. But noticing the nature of KDE software, I think it will allow third party plugins soon as well. - Source: / 8 months ago
  • What beautiful Linux apps deserve more "marketing attention" for lack of a better term?
    Kate - The best text editor on Linux. Especially since Atom is dead now and many people are looking for alternatives of VSCode. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Linux Program Similar to Notepad++?
    Following are the several options: 1. Gedit 2. Kate 3. vim/nvim 4. Emacs 5. Sublime text 6. Vscode 7. ... - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Which IDE/editor do you use?
    I just use Kate. I am on Linux so kate has a terminal built in which I use to run my code. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Shout out to some cool and promising open source Linux projects (List)
    Https:// - Polished code editor with built in vi mode. You most likely already know, and I'd recommend revisiting this code editor since it got a ton of improvements in a last few years. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Why Kate is end-of-life on Flathub
    The KDE Kate editor is no longer listed on Flathub. (Kate developers requested its removal.) The last version , 20.12.3, is two years old. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • How To Install Kate Text Editor on Ubuntu 22.04
    Kate is a strong and perceptive editor who could be a good fit for you. Kate’s strong yet simple interface allows you to access everything from word processing to programming tools in one spot, saving you time! And, with 200+ languages on board, as well as plugins galore (think code hooks), this tool will help you optimize efficiency, whether you’re coding or creating content. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • An ide for latex with good dark theme and project folder can bw added
    Anyway, you've got a few suggestions here; also consider Kate, Vim, Emacs, Nano, Micro. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Could someone help me debug Krita (please)?
    Kate - A better version of notepad: - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago

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