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Google Code-in 2011 KDE

Document Kate's Backtrace Browser plugin

completed by: Marto1

mentors: T.C. Hollingsworth

Many of Kate's plugins are currently undocumented, so users are potentially missing out on some awesome features because they don't know how to use them. Among these plugins are ones that interface with some powerful tools used by developers to make programming easier. Kate's Backtrace Browser plugin allows programmers and quality assurance engineers to view backtraces from within Kate.  Your task is to document this plugin.

Expected results: A section of the plugins chapter describing the Backtrace Browser plugin It should include a basic introduction that explains how to use the plugin, a list of the menu options provided by the plugin, a description of all the elements in the plugin's user interface, and possibly screenshots.  The File Templates plugin documentation is an excellent example of complete plugin documentation.

Prerequisites: A good command of the English language, a working Kate installation, the ability and desire to try things out, see how they work, and explain it to others, and some knowledge of programming concepts.

Resources:  An example backtrace file you can read into Kate to help you write this documentation.  It's a real backtrace from Kate's bugtracker, which means you can test the functionality that jumps to the line of code indicated in the backtrace if you have a copy of Kate's source.