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Bug#448490: kate: Kate has no crash recovery

Package: kate
Version: 4:3.5.7.dfsg.1-1
Severity: important

Kate does not store unsaved work, so if
the network connection (or kate) crashes you will lose all your
unsaved work.   I encontered this problem when running kate
remotely, over X; the network went down briefly
and everything that I did evaporated.

Now, I'm sure someone will tell me "save your work",
but many modern text editors like vim and Word (and
a few others I might mention) save state to allow
recovery from a crash.   I assumed that kate also
did so.

This is an important bug because an unbiassed observer
(i.e. someone who hadn't just lost two hours of work)
told me "Well, cross *that* editor off your list."
Thus, it is a severe enough problem to render kate
unusable -- at least in competition with other editors.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages kate depends on:
ii  kdelibs4c2a             4:3.5.7.dfsg.1-7 core libraries and binaries for al
ii  libacl1                 2.2.45-1         Access control list shared library
ii  libart-2.0-2            2.3.19-3         Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libattr1                1:2.4.39-1       Extended attribute shared library
ii  libaudio2               1.9-3            Network Audio System - shared libr
ii  libc6                   2.6.1-1+b1       GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libfontconfig1          2.4.2-1.2        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6            2.3.5-1+b1       FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgamin0 [libfam0]     0.1.9-2          Client library for the gamin file 
ii  libgcc1                 1:4.2.2-3        GCC support library
ii  libice6                 2:1.0.4-1        X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libidn11                1.1-1            GNU libidn library, implementation
ii  libjpeg62               6b-14            The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libpng12-0              1.2.15~beta5-3   PNG library - runtime
ii  libqt3-mt               3:3.3.7-9        Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libsm6                  2:1.0.3-1+b1     X11 Session Management library
ii  libstdc++6              4.2.2-3          The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6                2:1.0.3-7        X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1             1:1.1.9-1        X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                1:1.0.3-2        X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxft2                 2.1.12-2         FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxi6                  2:1.1.3-1        X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1            1:1.0.2-1        X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxrandr2              2:1.2.2-1        X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1             1:0.9.4-1        X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxt6                  1:1.0.5-3        X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages kate recommends:
ii  kregexpeditor                 4:3.5.7-3  graphical regular expression edito

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