No "single instance" mode for Kate in KDE 4?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Wed May 20 10:51:18 BST 2009

2009/5/20 James Richard Tyrer <tyrerj at>:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
>>> You are correct.  I did find the dialog that I used in KDE-3 and checked
>>> the box, but more research indicates that it simply does not work.  So,
>>> you need to file a bug report.  This is a problem, not a feature
>>> request.  Please post the bug number here.
> I think that the remote opening is a separate issue from using a default
> session.

Remote opening? To what are you referring?

> Although, you could also argue that the behavior in KDE-3.5 is
> strange and, therefore, a bug.

I though that the KDE 3 behaviour was logical: trying to open another
instance would open a new tab (document) in Kate, so long as the user
configured it for such.

> Actually, I would argue that remote opening should either be the default
> behavior and the command line option be changed to "+u" to disable this,
> or there should be 'desktop' files (menu entries) for both.  I note that
>  The GIMP is installed as remote opening *only* by default although it
> is  possible to install it the other way if you want.
> That is, would you ever want more than one instance of the same session?

Yes, when making multiple changes to the HTML code of a particular
website, for instance.

>  That is unless you opened additional windows from the application?
> However, if it doesn't work the same in KDE-4.2 or KDE-Trunk as it does
> in KDE-3.5, that is a bug, not a wish-list item and we need a separate
> bug report for that.

KDE devs consider deviation from KDE 3 to _not_ be a bug. Same for
missing features. It is as if KDE 4 is a separate project entirely,
which in essence it is. Requests for "KDE3-like" are feature requests,
not bugs.

Dotan Cohen
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