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.
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 :-)