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The latest stable release of Quanta Plus and other useful programs for web developing, including Kommander, KImageMapEditor, KXSLDbg, KFileReplace, KLinkStatus, gathered under the name of KDEWebDev - KDE Web Development.

This was released as part of KDE 3.5.6.
Last changelog:

14 years ago

The release contains fixes in Quanta Plus.
Bugfixes:
- show Find in Files menu if KFileReplace is installed. Fixes bug 132530.
- fix various crashes in the debugger. Fixes bug 137483.
- fix crash when editing a CSS area
- use the correct encoding in the file dialogs. Fixes bug 138343.
- don't lose upload profile settings in certain cases
- fix symlink handling in Project Rescan, New Project adding files/folders. Fixes bug 138107.
- do not set the current project mark to a project that could not be opened. Fixes bug 137186.
- allow closing of an untitled editor tab when an image is previewed inside. Fixes bug 134534.
- fix problems with the automatic backup system

anonymous-hive

14 years ago

What you see should be a Katepart bug in your KDE, but as I see it is fixed in the upcoming KDE 3.3.

Andras

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paul_deactivated

14 years ago

Quanta 3.3 BE 2 Released!

:-)

Great work! Looking very good!

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amantia

14 years ago

Uh, 3.3Beta1 (just released) is NEWER as 3.3BE2. Use that one! I will ask Eric to update the information on our homepage.

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luminiscent

14 years ago

VPL mode SUCKS ASS. seriously. even frontpage is better.

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amantia

14 years ago

Well, you are not forced to use it. Remember Quanta is mainly developed in the free time of developers (and this is especially true for VPL) and it's offered to you for free. Complaints like yours are anything but useful.
And just for your information, the VPL part was developed by a single person, who is still a student and doesn't have much time to work on Quanta. Neverless he did quite an impressing job. And as VPL is based on KHTML's editing possibilities (which were close to none when VPL development has started and there were cases when KHTML imposed a limitation) as soon as KHTML improves (and it improves and will improve) VPL will improve as well.
Thankfully a new developer has recently joined the project and there are good signs from the KHTML people, so the future of VPL looks good. Until that you can use Frontpage and enjoy the mess it generates.

Andras

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sequitur

14 years ago

Hey thanks for the encouragement! You are what makes open source great! It's comforting to know that an initial effort by a student in France is no threat to a multi billion dollar company throwing everything at it.

VPL is very much incomplete feature wise. However for those lacking the fundamental understanding of markup to discern the difference VPL already has three advantages over FlunkPage. (Coincidentally they are what we said it would have.)
It creates valid DTD specific markup.
It does not reformat your entire document, but only formats the node you edit.
The CVS version adds access to a full set of CSS tools for styling.

Admittedly it has some pretty glaring shorcomings now. Undo/redo and copy and paste proved to be far more complex and unstable than we hoped on the first try. Sorry we failed to live up to your expectations on the first try. Then again you probably aren't old enough to remember MS Windows 1.0 and 2.0 where MS got the reputation that none of their software was worth using until version 3. That makes a student in France look pretty good next to a multi billion dollar company... but after reading your comments maybe we should beat Nicolas up anyway.

Of course that would not be wise as we continue to work on VPL. The foundational groundwork is there for the rest of the features though the 3.3 time line is making it hard to add much of it. However by 4.0 we should have all the basic features and XML editing with XSLT and other things I doubt Flunkpage will have. I invite you to continue your extremely inefficient non CSS based static page nightmare on software built by criminals though. You'll want to avoid our highly productive Rapid Object Templates since we suck and the interface may be too innovative for windoze users.

BTW I'm pleased to say that your testing, patches, suggestions and donations did not suck. Then again that was really easy not to do... wasn't it? Thanks for helping to make open source excellence a reality. VPL has been a monumental task and we appreciate your encouragement to continue it.

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shafff

14 years ago

> XML editing with XSLT
yes, yes!!
docbook rules!

and thanks for native MDI interface, quanta works much faster now on my 550mhz+128ram

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Yaba

14 years ago

Eric, I admire you for beeing able to give such a calm reply to such a posting.

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wawjohn

14 years ago

I'm willing to bet his calm comes from the hooch...
http://www.kittyhooch.com

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lucher

14 years ago

Actually, I agree with his criticism. I am very happy about any kind of wysiwyg html editor on linux and quanta goes a first step, but after reading the glorious announcements of eric laffoon and others on dot.kde.org or elsewhere I expected, well, a little more. Far more, to be honest.

I believe, the quanta developers should be careful in what they announce and in how they are doing this. From now on I am not encouraged any more to try any new versions of Quanta.

regards

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123go

14 years ago

MMM luminiscent - 3 comments and all negative - what a shining example of the power of Open Source you are.

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terra

14 years ago

I actually really liked your HTML-Editor as a HTML-Beginner - but right now I don't use it anymore. With the higher version numbers it has also decreased speed - it doesn't really manage tall files well.
Also I like coding HTML completely by hand much more than with those featuresy you built in - the only thing I find usefull is the syntax highlighting and maybe the automatical preview. I actually prefer using kwrite for writing HTML and PHP.
But anyway you did a great work - I would never be able to create such a program! And Just because Iam too stupid to use it the right way it doesn't mean that it is bad - I really like it though I'm not using it and I would recommend it to everyone - especially to newbies in HTML!
And one last thing: Your WYSIWYG-Component is much better than the one of Mozilla and Netscape (so than Gecko I guess).

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rgfree

14 years ago

I've been a long time Quanta user but
recently use KDevelop and quite like
it for web editing.
Quanta has become increasingly slow
and unstable with recent releases.
And a crash while doing ordinary
text editing is just unacceptable
and highly annoying.
This is because of all the new
VPL stuff I suppose. That does not
mean that it's generally a bad idea
to implement this - but if you
don't need it you are probably
better off with a different editor
for the time being.
I don't need a Dreamweaver-like
app because I'm using just the plain text editing stuff. The only thing I'm
missing in KDevelop is auto-completion
for PHP variables and PHP syntax hints. But KDevelop has got a
decent file browser which is much
more important IMHO.
I absolutely hate that tree view and project management is useless if not everyone in your company uses Quanta.

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amantia

14 years ago

Actually you are (partially) wrong regarding the VPL. Some instability was caused by VPL related development. That is supposed to be fixed in 3.2.3 and 3.3Alpha1. I can say that the majority of the crash reports for Quanta during the last two months had the same cause.
Speed problems came from the rewritten parser which analyzed the document in detail and enables many functionality that makes Quanta Quanta, including autocompletion, tag editing, problem reporting, etc. But speed problems should be also fixed by now, at least in 99% of the cases it should be fast enough. Unfortunately while solving the speed problems some instability came in, but it slowly disappears.
So I agree that crashing while simply typing is not nice at all, but it doesn't mean that Quanta will stay in this form. I'm trying to make in very stable, especially for the 3.3 release.
Regarding the file tree: the file tree is fine for the majority of the users, but we have a wish for another type of tree. We just need someone to implement it, as it's not a top priority. Until that you can use e.g Konqueror, configure Quanta to run in unique mode and than when you click on a file on Konqueror, it will open it in the running Quanta instance. But I don't think it's useless if others are not using Quanta at your company,
Regarding the project handling: what you say is true for almost every IDE. It makes the most sense if everyone is using Quanta, but I can imagine that it would work in a mixed environment as well.

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Sebien

14 years ago

Could we have larger screenshots ?
Those ones are so tiny...
And the Quanta site do not provite screenshots of this release and not with the WYSIWYG pan.

Indeed you really do a very good job !
I love Quanta.

Especially the ability to assign shortcuts for custom codes / tags !
It's even faster to do HTML pages with Quanta than with all other WYSIWYG programs (on all OS) : Ctrl+Alt+S and the selected text is now inside a tags : very powerful.
Even if it still some bugs (not tested yet the current release) !!

Great continuations.

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amantia

14 years ago

Quanta 3.3 Bleeding Edge Release 2 screenshots:

http://quanta.sourceforge.net/main2.php?snapfile=snap04

They were up when the release was announced and are quite large ones.

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philippecmartin

14 years ago

I am amazed with this release. I'm actually moving back to kde (I use too many kde apps) from gnome (although I still like G. better) and will put bluefish aside so I can test this version further.

I love the code folding and the fact that various languages (ex: PHP, JS, HTML) are recognized is the same page. The structure look is awesome

I feel like crying ;-)

This is great - makes us developers feel real tiny and humble!

Regards.

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chrsen

14 years ago

When loading larger files in Quanta the editor becomes very slow. Is there anyway I can fix or awoid that ( besides from stop loading big files :)

The problem is for files of more than 500 lines of code.

Quanta has been my favorite editor for almost 3 years now - you are doing a very good job - thanks a lot.

/Christian - major StarTrek fan :D

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asdex

14 years ago

Just use Quanta-plus 3.2.1 or CVS Version (KDE_3_2_BRANCH)

Quanta 3.2.0 was unusable for php projects

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sequitur

14 years ago

There is no reason to recommend 3.2.1 or CVS. 3.2.2 is current stable release and 3.3-BE2 is very stable and much nicer. That's what's posted here. Please try it.

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ZennouRyuu

14 years ago

I never thought I would have the privelage to say this, but Quanta has actually become MORE sexy than it already was!! And oh yeah the new features are kicking much ass too. My hat is off to Eric Laffoon(sp?) and the rest of the Quanta team, you guys, and people like you in the OSS community are what is going to make Linux and KDE the #1 choice for a desktop/workstation in the not too distant future. Please keep up the fantastic work guys.

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sequitur

14 years ago

Hey you spelled my name right! ;) BTW KDE has been my number one desktop choice for years. When you see what we do next with Kommander you'll understand. Wait until you see what we do next. Quanta is just reaching the point to be a suitable launch platform for the really fun stuff. It's also the next desktop killer app, along with Kommander.

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14 years ago

The release contains fixes in Quanta Plus.
Bugfixes:
- show Find in Files menu if KFileReplace is installed. Fixes bug 132530.
- fix various crashes in the debugger. Fixes bug 137483.
- fix crash when editing a CSS area
- use the correct encoding in the file dialogs. Fixes bug 138343.
- don't lose upload profile settings in certain cases
- fix symlink handling in Project Rescan, New Project adding files/folders. Fixes bug 138107.
- do not set the current project mark to a project that could not be opened. Fixes bug 137186.
- allow closing of an untitled editor tab when an image is previewed inside. Fixes bug 134534.
- fix problems with the automatic backup system

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