Kate in HEAD constantly crashes when opened document changes on disk

Anders Lund anders.lund at lund.tdcadsl.dk
Tue Jun 3 08:21:46 BST 2003

On Tuesday 03 June 2003 05:53, Dawit A. wrote:
> Hi,
> Kate from head has recently became unusable for me because it just
> crashes constantly and some of the things that used to work do not anymore!
> Do any of the kate developers use their own baby ?  The crashes I encounter
> are almost always caused by an open file that has changed on disk for
> whatever reason, mostly a kdebug output file. The crashes themselves seem
> to be caused by the many assert calls in kdelibs/kate/katebuffer.*,
> specially the ones in KateBufBlock::line(unsigned).  Anyways, I am posting
> this here because I am hitting these assert points.  Can one of the kate
> developers please take a look ?  I cannot be the only one running into this
> problem.  I am using KDE HEAD (of course) and Qt 3.2 beta1 (qt-copy
> version).
> BTW, while I am at it, changing the default hightlight scheme does not seem
> to work either :(

Thank you for taking interrest in Kate.

We all use Kate all the time with (usually) no crashes. You should keep 
kdelibs/interfaces/ktexteditor as well as kdelibs/kate equally up to date for 
the katepart editor component. There has been some recent changes in the Kate 
application that requires an update of kdelibs/kdeui along with kdebase/kate.

The problem with the highlight schemes are known, but not yet solved, a 
workaround is that removing $KDEHOME/share/config/katesyntaxhighlightrc 
usually makes it go away.

You are wellcome to contact us any time by writing to kwrite-devel at kde.org, 
and cullmann, anders and jowenn are quite often available in #kate at 


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