Hi Edward and welcome to linux.org
I am not a programmer, so I have just a few observations, and hopefully someone will be along soon whom can give further input.
I hope that Kite has cleaned up its act a little since this article
Also, at the end of that, quite long, article is reference to a fork, which if you skip the link to Twitter can be found here
Have you tried Jedi and if so, what did you think of it?
You could also let us know which version of Mint you are using, down to the DE (Desktop Environment) eg MATE, Cinnamon, Xfce.