KDevelop BoF at Akademy

Christoph Cullmann cullmann at absint.com
Thu Sep 22 14:55:14 UTC 2016


> On Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:23:32 PM CEST David Nolden wrote:
>> w.r.t. the "multi-window" support, note that KDevelop actually mostly
>> supports multiple windows. At some point it was simply disabled
>> because it was considered incomplete. As far as I remember, the only
>> real issue was, that tool-views were not remember correctly
>> per-window. I think this should be revived at some point. Maybe by
>> simply making secondary windows plain without any toolviews.
> Afaik many parts of our code base simply don't work with multiple windows.
> They simply ask for the current window and do stuff. Tons of things have been
> written without ever having been properly tested with multiple windows. I also
> seem to remember crashes and stability issues as one of the reasons why we
> decided to disable this feature before releasing KDevelop 4.
> I think we could revive it, we certainly should try it out. But I don't think
> it's as easy as enabling the action and be done with it ;-) Sounds like quite
> a lot of work to get right.
Kate supports multiple main windows since 10 years or so and we needed years
to at least fix the obvious faults in the plugins that assumed single main window behavior ;=)


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