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Month: June 2018

kate can't find gcode.xml

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2018 09:38:32 -0400
Greetings all;

I find that despite having gcode.xml installed at 


neither kate nor kwrite can find it, as in offer it as a choice in the 
menu's. geany doesn't have that either so I am used to looking at gcode 
as plain text.

Whats  next? The idea does sound helpfull if only to highlight the typu's 
these ancient fingers can make.

OTOH, I find kate takes around 20 seconds of standing on the down arrow 
key to get to the bottom of a 250 LOC .ngc file. Compared to geany, 
thats un-acceptably slow. It also apparently can't save the users prefs, 
so every new session has to be reconfigured to enable such as line 
numbers. geany remembers all that from session to session. I guess you 
know which one I'll use in day to day gcode composition.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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