kwrite - please read

Bernd Gehrmann bernd at
Mon May 15 13:29:48 UTC 2000

On Mon, 15 May 2000, Falk Brettschneider wrote:

> Hi!
> Bernd Gehrmann wrote:
> > 
> > I think everybody agrees that it is a bad idea that
> > each project needing a text editor maintained its
> > own variant of kwrite in the past. So some time ago
> > the idea was born to put kwrite into kdelibs as a
> > library. Unfortunately, this has some consequences
> > for the API: Libraries in kdelibs should retain binary
> > compatibility for a longer time (1-2 years). But kwrite
> > was not designed to be used as a library and therefore
> > doesn't have a clean public API (lots of internal stuff
> > in public and protected sections), so it would be diffi-
> > cult to extend in the future. Now Simon Hausmann has
> > proposed to use kwrite exclusively through a KPart-based
> >  API.
> Does this mean to have the behaviour of the original kwrite? I mean can
> kdevelop have own behaviour and key-bindings for some things?

That's the things which need to be discussed. That's why
I wrote this posting :-)

> For instance copy'n'paste by mouse-selection is awful in the original
> kwrite but much better in kdevelop's version of kwrite. Or a second
> example: Double-click on a word doesn't mark the whole word as selected
> in kwrite but fortunatelly it works in kdevelop.
> All in all, kwrite itself is a mess, kdevelop's adapted version is supi!
> And I don't like to get it worse, you know...

If there's something wrong in kwrite, the right place to fix it
is in kwrite of course. There is no point in forking off a 
different version.


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