At the moment, the yearly KDE conference Akademy is taking place in Milan. The yearly KDE e.V. meeting will be tomorrow. KDE e.V. is a registered non-profit organization that represents the KDE Community in legal and financial matters. For example the KDE e.V. is responsible for paying the servers that run our Phabricator/Bugzilla/Gitlab instances and all our web sites. KDE e.V. takes care of sponsoring developer sprints and contributor travel costs, too.
After my series of LSP client posts, I got the question: What does this actually do? And why should I like this or help with it? For the basic question: What the heck is the Language Server Protocol (LSP), I think my first post can help. Or, for more details, just head over to the official what/why/… page. But easier than to describe why it is nice, I can just show the stuff in action.
The new LSP client by Mark Nauwelaerts keeps making nice progress. It will not be shipped with the KDE Applications 19.08 release, but in master it is now compiled & installed per default. You only need to activate it on the plugin configuration page in Kate’s settings dialog to be able to use it. For details how to build Kate master with it’s plugins, please take a look at this guide.
The new LSP client by Mark Nauwelaerts made nice progress since the LSP client restart post last week. Reminder: The plugin is not compiled per default, you can turn it on via: cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=“your prefix” -DENABLE_LSPCLIENT=ON “kate src dir” The code can still be found kate.git master, see lspclient in the addons directory. What is new? Diagnostics support: A tab in the LSP client toolview will show the diagnistics, grouped by file with links to jump to the locations.
Since my last post about the LSP client progress in May I didn’t work on that project at all I think. But the good news is, somebody else did scratch that itch on his own ;=) We have now a prototype plugin in kate.git master, see lspclient in the addons directory. It is not compiled per default, you can turn it on via: cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=“your prefix” -DENABLE_LSPCLIENT=ON “kate src dir”
While browsing the ISO C++ homepage I stumbled over the results PDF of the Second Annual C++ Foundation Developer Survey “Lite”. I was astonished that Kate made it into the “Which development environments (IDEs) or editors do you use for C++ development?” results. ;=) Seems not only I use it as my normal editor for working on C++ code. And heads up, KDevelop is there, too! This is actually the second survey, I missed to notice the first one last year.