Kate limitations (Was: Auto-show of debugger windows)

Vladimir Prus ghost at cs.msu.su
Wed Sep 7 07:02:18 BST 2005

On Wednesday 07 September 2005 00:59, Alexander Dymo wrote:
> > 2. It's preferrable to show C++/asm view in the same editor window. It's
> > theoretically possible to hide editor window, create new window with
> > interleaved text, and place it to the same position, but it might not be
> > reliable, or result in flicker.
> >
> > Ideally, when debugger is started we should go over all lines of a file,
> > get asm lines for it, and tell Kate to add asm lines as expansion of C++
> > line. That's exactly the functionality I can't find.
> Could you please report this wish to kate developers? They could implement
> the necessary API for kde4.

I'll do that later? What's the right mailining list? kate-devel@ or 

> ... Another option is to use text buffers as a source of code instead of
> plain files somewhere in kdevelop core. On user request we can modify the
> buffer (add asm lines)  then rely on kate to show expansion mark. In this
> case asm code will be shown exactly as you want. You'll never see the
> expansion mark near the text, another interface (popup menu?) should be
> used then.

Yes, that's why I'd prefer direct Kate interface.

> > BTW, contrary to my previous option, Kate seem to provide interface for
> > text hints. So maybe we'll get variable tooltips soon.
> Provides but does not implement ;)

Yes, but that's not the problem. I almost have it working, and the primary 
problem is that Qt3 does not allows to explicitly show a tooltip. Calling 
QToolTip::tip outside of maybeTip method does not have the right effect -- 
tips sometimes shown and sometimes not. I'm thinking about rolling my own 
tool tip implementation :-(

- Volodya

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