KVim 6.2.14 review

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KVim is a port of Vim to the K Desktop Environment

License: Freeware
File size: 0K
Developer: Mickael Marchand
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KVim is a port of Vim to the K Desktop Environment. It provides a nice GUI, with menubar, toolbar, popups menus and much functionnalities.

The project was initially created by Philippe Fremy and Thomas Capricelli and aims at developing KVim and a component for KDE using the KPart technology.

Compile KVim

Just like you would compile Vim, enter the "src" directory and use the provided configure script. There are some necessary flags to give to configure :
"--enable-gui=kde" is the minimum option.
You can add some other too of course, I usually configure KVim this way :
"--prefix=$KDEDIR --with-features=huge --enable-gui=kde --enable-kde-toolbar"
The last switch makes KVim using KDE icons instead of Vim's one, so that it has a KDE-like look (using KDE themes).
On some distributions, you will have to specify where are Qt/KDE headers (like Debian), use :
"--with-kde-includes=/usr/include/kde --with-qt-includes=/usr/include/qt" for example
There are other switches you can use, see configure --help for more information...

What's New in This Release:
Fixed Tips Dialog making KVim crash at first start
Fixed mimetypes in KVim.desktop
Fixed default fonts settings to use Fixed Misc when nothing else is provided
Added patch from pixi(AT)burble(_dot_)org to fix gcc-3.2 compilation when system uses exceptions (throw statements)
Fixed ./configure when not compiling for KDE :)
Fixed opening remote files thanks to Nathaniel Turner 's patch
Speed up icons loading
Added a setRawMode(true) to allow the loading of XFLD fonts names (if these are fully qualified)
Fixed crash when loading xpm files (fix for cream support)

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