Tim, Darrell, All, After much (wasted) effort, I have come to the definite conclusion that the crash seen in kwrite/kate/quanta/konqueror(filemanagement katepart) is 100% due to gcc 4.7. I just finished a rebuild of current code on gcc 4.6 and kwrite works perfectly/wraps without problem, etc... See: http://www.3111skyline.com/dl/dt/trinity/ss/kwrite-gcc46-allgood.jpg Repeating, just a Darrell confirms, building from current GIT on gcc 4.6 is fine, building on gcc 4.7 causes the crash with no FTBFS. I have no clue what to do next. It is probably premature for a bug against gcc 'wrong code' until somebody can confirm that katerenderer.cpp doesn't violate coding standards. Sorry for the long troubleshooting process. I should have just taken Tim's advice and rebuilt from 46 is a first step, but sometimes the long way around just can't be avoided. What to do next? -- David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.