KMarkdownWebView 0.4.0

KMarkdownWebView 0.4.0 has been released.

Example: KMarkdownWebView KParts plugin used by Ark

The KMarkdownWebView software is for the rendered display of Markdown documents, using web technologies (native wrapper around a webpage with a JavaScript library which creates HTML from the plain text handed in).
The software contains

  • a KParts plugin for rendered display of Markdown files, which enables KParts-using applications (like the archiving tool Ark or the file manager Krusader) to show Markdown files in the target format.
  • a Markdown file KIO thumbnail generator plugin, which allows KIO-powered file managers & dialogs to show thumbnails and previews of files in Markdown format in the target format (currently only available when building against QtWebKit)

The KMarkdownWebView KParts plugin is also prepared for improved experience with the KTextEditor Document Preview plugin for KTextEditor-based applications like the editor Kate and IDE KDevelop.

KMarkdownWebView can be built both with QtWebEngine (preferred by the build system) and QtWebKit. Pass -DUSE_QTWEBKIT=TRUE to CMake to enforce the use of QtWebKit.

Changes since 0.3.0

  • New feature in KParts plugin: show hovered link in status bar
  • Fix: KParts plugin appstream metadata had wrong type
  • Translations updated for some languages (cs, da, de, en_GB, fr, ko, pl, sr@ijekavian, sr@ijekavianlatin, sr@latin, sr, zh_CN)

Download sources

Download from:

sha256: 38b72ba6fa4b513002e7873d2b774e50d676fc878a38b18e6eb9636b53b4c29d kmarkdownwebview-0.4.0.tar.xz

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4 thoughts on “KMarkdownWebView 0.4.0

    • KMarkdownWebView is going to stay independent. Because the very two plugins it provides (KParts plugin, KIO Thumbnailer plugin) are usable by anything which uses the KParts API or fetches thumbnails/previews from KIO. It has nothing to do by itself with KTextEditor.

      There just happens to be a prominent use case of the KMarkdownWebView KParts plugin with the KTextEditor Document Preview plugin (now part of Kate repository), which itself is usable in Kate and KDevelop at least. But this is just one of many examples where the KMarkdownWebView plugin(s) can be used. KMarkdownWebView code itself has no special clue about KTextEditor API.

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