While I'm thinking about this, kate has a longstanding problem with remote
projects we need to look at (as time and energy permit). The problem is this,
when opening a project from a remote server where files are opened with
sftp:/, kate displays a ssh connection dialog for every file opened. This is
not new and has been from time immemorial (KDE 3.4?).
In the past it was comical when I had a project containing 118 PKGBUILD
files for building TDE on arch in a project, but it is something that we
should probably fix. I have a current project with 24 files, and opening the
project, the screen is momentarily covered with small ssh connection dialogs.
(though you can see the good placement logic used by kde3 as the dialogs start
top-left and each new dialog is opened below the current until the bottom of
the screen is reached and then moves over a dialog width and repeats -- much
like running ls on a large directory would do...)
This is as much a note to myself as to anyone else, but if you are curious
and get to it before I do -- more power to you.
To duplicate, open kate and then open 20 or so files from another machine on
you lan that allows ssh connections. Open using sftp. Save the current
selection of files as a new project and close kate. Then reopen kate selecting
the project -- and enjoy the dialog show.
note: you may have to edit the /etc/ssh/sshd_config on the remote host to
allow more than the 15 default connections to be started by adding the
following to the config file:
the limitation was added to address DDOS attacks. The setting above allows 30
ssh connections to be start simultaneously.
David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.