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Thread: OpenSuse 13.2, when will Kate being patched??

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    Default OpenSuse 13.2, when will Kate being patched??

    Hello all,

    Kate, my favorite text editor, also for programming, suffers from the following bug since some update:

    Kate crashes trying to open a text file that contains just two charcters <SPC><LF>

    https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=348977

    Also, when trying to view the properties of that text file in Dolphin, Dolphin crashes.

    I would like to know if and when this is going to be patched for OpenSuse 13.2 via the normal update & patch repo.

    We are using OpenSuse 13.2 at work and Kate & Dolphin are essential for us.
    Installing another version of OpenSuse is not an option at this moment.

    Does somebody know where I can find this info?

    Thanks,

    Teuniz

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 13.2, when will Kate being patched??

    The last entry of KDE Bug 348977 - "Kate crashes trying to open file with <SPC><LF>" is relevant:


    • "Not reproducable any more with Kate/KWrite based on KF5"


    IMHO this means that with respect to KDE4 the KDE folks are not going to repair this issue . . .
    [Note that no mention of any testing executed with Dolphin is mentioned by the KDE folks . . . ]

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 13.2, when will Kate being patched??

    Testing is sometimes embarrassing !!!

    SUT (System Under Test): Linux 3.16.7-35-desktop openSUSE 13.2 (Harlequin) (x86_64)
    CPU: AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor
    Dolphin: Version 15.04.0; Under KDE 4.14.9
    Kate: Version 3.14.9; Under KDE 4.14.9

    1. Created an empty text file with Dolphin with the default (German) name: Textdatei
    2. Octal Dump:
    Code:
     > od Textdatei
    0000000 005040
    0000002
     > od -a Textdatei
    0000000  sp  nl
    0000002
     >
    3. Kate: no crash . . . simply a text file with a <space> as the 1st line and an empty 2nd line . . .
    4. Dolphin: Properties: no crash . . . simply indicates that it's a simple text file of size 2 B (2) . . .
    5. vim: empty text file (no space) . . . "Textdatei" 1L, 2C . . .

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 13.2, when will Kate being patched??

    it was my understanding that kde abandoned kde4 apps and moved their focus on qt5/kf5 porting, kate has been ported on kf5 why not try the updated kde5 version, if that bug gets fixed I don't think they'll backport it to an abandoned project.
    you can get kf5 kate from the KDE:Applications repo or from wolfi I'd suggest getting wolfi's version as then you can have both kde4 kate and kde5 kate installed
    http://software.opensuse.org/package/kate5

    https://build.opensuse.org/package/s...&package=kate5

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