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Developer(s)KDE (Christoph Cullmann, Anders Lund, Joseph Wenninger, Hamish Rodda, et al.)
Stable release
24.02[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 28 February 2024
Written inC++
Operating systemLinux
TypeText editor
A screenshot illustrating block selection mode

KWrite is a lightweight text editor developed by the KDE free software community. Since K Desktop Environment 3, Kwrite has been based on the Kate text editor and the KParts framework, allowing it to use many of Kate's features.

KParts technology

In KDE 2.x, KWrite did not use the KParts technology, which allows you to include one application in another. Later, KWrite was rewritten using this technology. For example, it allows the user to select Vim to be included in KWrite. Other features include a text editor based on Qt (Qt Designer based text editor) and advanced text editing in KDE (KDE advanced text editor - KATE). The latter is the standard option and is used by the KATE text editor.


See also


  1. ^ "Releases: 24.02". Retrieved 12 March 2024.