Version: 3.0-rc3 (using KDE 4.7.2)
vi macros are super useful! I love using Kate for most of my heavy duty development but I miss being about to record macros. They are often easier to think about than creating a complex find replace expression, and since they can record any actions they can do things that regex find/replace can't. It would be great if Kate added support for them to the vi emulation.
qa " start recording a macro save it in the "a" buffer
q " stop recording the macro
5@a " execute the macro five times in a row
Steps to Reproduce:
<Esc>qa [with vi mode turned on obviously]
[enters insert mode]
should start recording a macro
OS: Linux (x86_64) release 3.0.0-13-generic
Kubuntu 11.10 stock version of Kate
This is a fairly big one, but I'm going to have a stab at it :)
The most potentially troublesome areas are integration with Kate's Find/ Replace dialog (if you want to incorporate searches into your macros) and with Kate's execute command dialog (if you blah, blah :))
For this reason, I'll probably start with getting an (optional) implementation of Vim's "command mode" thingy which will live in the Vim status bar - only searches/ commands executed via this will be recorded in the macros, as the alternative is probably too hard to implement (and to write automated tests for). Plus, you'll be able to dismiss the Search bar with C-c instead of ESC :)
No ETA, but I'll start within the next couple of days, and am not employed at the moment so can work (almost ;)) full time on it.
:) Any fix is highly welcome, you will make many people happy, like for other Vi bugs ;)
Kate master (will be 4.12) now has a fairly complete macro implementation.