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Kate can do Searching!

Two weeks have passed since I last showed pictures of a possible future of the searching experience with KatePart, and thus Kate, KWrite and friends. Since then progress has been made: Florian Grässle of OpenUsability strongly improved my original dialog drafts and I started implementing the improved dialog mockups. What you can see below are actual screenshots of Kate from the Subversion trunk.

Incremental search bar:

Power search and replace bar:

There is still more code to write and bugs to fix but the basic functionality is there. That plus previously missing features like support for

  • multi-line search patterns
  • escape sequence resolution in the replacement text.

That's it for now, please don't beat me if I should miss a bug :-)