Bug 59481 - Embed any text editor part in the composer
Summary: Embed any text editor part in the composer
Alias: None
Product: kmail2
Classification: Applications
Component: composer (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Compiled Sources Linux
: NOR wishlist with 726 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: kdepim bugs
: 86883 88127 99748 101522 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2003-06-07 20:14 UTC by Ross Fawcett
Modified: 2012-01-26 09:58 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Description Ross Fawcett 2003-06-07 20:14:13 UTC
Version:            (using KDE Devel)
Installed from:    Compiled sources
Compiler:          gcc-3.3 
OS:          Linux

now that there is a kpart for vim for use as an embeded component, it would be nice if kmail could have an option to use this vim kpart or other component for text editing (like kwrite and other kde programs that use the ktext style setup allowing for use of a different kpart to do the text editing). There was a patche for the 3.1 source of kde available here http://freenux.org/kde/patchs/ however its not up to date. Im not sure how hard it would be to implement this, but its a far better solution than to use an external editor (in my case kvim) with kmail when it can be embeded with the kpart.

Hope that wasnt too confusing, if you look at this url http://freenux.org/mirrors/kvim/screenshots.html you will see what i mean embeding the vim kpart in kmail as other kde programs already can.

thankyou for all the hard work to all the kde coders out there, keep up the good work.

- Ross Fawcett
Comment 1 Tom Albers 2004-08-11 20:34:03 UTC
*** Bug 86883 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Philippe Fremy 2004-08-12 16:24:32 UTC
Is this planned for the new kmail release ?
Comment 3 Mickael Marchand 2004-08-12 16:31:47 UTC
it is planned since years,
when I made the first patch I was told to forget about it because Zack was doing komposer, but more than a year later we are still waiting ...
seeing the non-activity in libkdepim/komposer, I am getting more and more suspicious about the future of this.

I find quite awful that one of the most popular app of KDE does not use yet ktexteditor ...

Comment 4 Corey 2004-08-12 17:08:36 UTC
I was so anxious for this feature that I finaly at one point contacted Zack:


Alas... still no sign of ktexteditor support... it's been years in the making; and has lots of votes.

Do any kmail devs know the status?  I wonder how close to being complete it is, perhaps if we're lucky someone else will pick up the torch.

Comment 5 Matej Cepl 2006-02-10 16:45:59 UTC
If somebody would bother to look at this bug before it will be three years old, then good guys at kate wrote you even HOWTO <http://wiki.kate-editor.org/index.php/Embedding_a_Kate_editor_component>
Comment 6 Corey 2006-04-29 23:48:13 UTC
... this. feature. must. be. important. to. _somebody_!

Is there at least a dev or two who would be willing to mentor and help a junior dev to take a ahand at getting this implemented?

Comment 7 Thomas McGuire 2007-05-20 14:00:52 UTC
*** Bug 99748 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Alan Braslau 2009-01-30 09:56:09 UTC
Bravo for KDE 4.2!

Finally, the external editor works again
(with gvim, if one uses the -f option).

But what we would really like would be to
to use vim (or emacs, or whatever other favorite
text editor) embedded in the composed window.

Please, I think of this every time I break a wishbone!

Comment 9 Björn Ruberg 2009-12-19 23:25:37 UTC
*** Bug 88127 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 Björn Ruberg 2009-12-20 23:53:49 UTC
*** Bug 101522 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 Anne-Marie Mahfouf 2011-11-30 15:40:55 UTC
You can use an external editor but you cannot embed it into Composer in KMail 2. Keeping the report open and reassigning to KMail2