[RFC] KDev4 Ui

Hamish Rodda rodda at kde.org
Wed Nov 14 12:16:25 UTC 2007

On Wed, 14 Nov 2007 10:52:08 pm David Nolden wrote:
> On Wednesday 14 November 2007 10:56:31 Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> > Well, I find that highlighting in kate (2.5 at least) mostly unusable.
> > And the document view really shows all documents, without any edit
> > positions (note the line numbers). When switching through history I
> > think one usually don't cares about the "end" or "beginning", you just
> > want to go back a little, or forth and see where you end up. If you want
> > to jump directly to a file, a quick-open method is much faster than
> > running through edit history.
> Hmm yes you're right.
> But I think we should at some point do some "hotness" highlighting, in the
> tabs, as well as in the document-view. We should implement some algorithm
> that takes into account how much the user has edited a document during the
> last time, and how much he has watched a document, calculate according
> highlighting-colors, and add a one-click way to close documents from within
> the document-view.Then you could easily close all the dangling documents
> you have just taken a short peek into, without doing too much thinking, and
> you wouldn't lose the overview all that fast(Would help our scalability
> thing ;)

What I would like to see is something akin to the apt "packages installed as 
dependencies but no longer needed" feature - ie, files that you opened during 
a debug session but didn't modify are likely just there for code navigation, 
so close those with a particular shortcut.

But I still think I'll keep on using "close all others" ;)

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