Tools to use: Atom or other source code text editors

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Tools to use: Atom or other source code text editors

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Beyond the script editor in the IDE, I use Atom, which is a free open source, code oriented text editor.
There's a package for it specifically for using LCscript / LCB / revIgniter installable from with it's package manager.

https://atom.io

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I'm cool with BBEdit:

https://www.barebones.com/products/bbedit/

Free version.
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I mostly use Notepad++ because it is so lightweight. And because I am on Windows. ;)

https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

But yeah, Atom looks like a good option too, especially with the packages for different languages, and how it doesn't matter which OS I am on.
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richmond62 wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:14 pm I'm cool with BBEdit:

https://www.barebones.com/products/bbedit/

Free version.
There is a BBEdit compatible add on .plist in the repo that supports LCB, it was built for older free version (TextWrangler) but should work with BBEdit:
https://github.com/livecode/livecode/tr ... xtWrangler
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Trevor Devore did a package and linter for sublime text which uses the server version of LC hmm.. OpenXTalk to communicate with Sublime text.


https://github.com/trevordevore/livecode-sublimetext
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OpenXTalkPaul wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:11 pm Beyond the script editor in the IDE, I use Atom, which is a free open source, code oriented text editor.
There's a package for it specifically for using LCscript / LCB / revIgniter installable from with it's package manager.

https://atom.io


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Sorry to dig up an old thread, but they are sunsetting atom
(1.6.3 and above), so I'm getting an appimage from
https://github.com/ferion11/atom_Appima ... 4.AppImage

Can you upload a copy of the LCscript plugin in your ~/.atom/packages for us please Paul
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sunsetting
Is that what Kev did?

Talk about euphemisms.
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richmond62 wrote: Tue Jan 09, 2024 7:36 pm
sunsetting
Is that what Kev did?
Talk about euphemisms.
He used a picture of a sunset on the LC site, perhaps that was intentional.
Sunsetting is normally what Google do to old Chromebooks - read "give up on".
That's their terminology and phrasing, not mine though.

Never mind by the way. I stumbled on Pulsar (a clone of Atom by the look of it).
https://pulsar-edit.dev/download.html#rolling-release

And if anyone wants the LC language plugin, run pulsar, navigate to ~/.pulsar and unzip this into your Packages folder
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tperry2x wrote: Tue Jan 09, 2024 8:05 pm
richmond62 wrote: Tue Jan 09, 2024 7:36 pm
sunsetting
Is that what Kev did?
Talk about euphemisms.
He used a picture of a sunset on the LC site, perhaps that was intentional.
Sunsetting is normally what Google do to old Chromebooks - read "give up on".
That's their terminology and phrasing, not mine though.

Never mind by the way. I stumbled on Pulsar (a clone of Atom by the look of it).
https://pulsar-edit.dev/download.html#rolling-release

And if anyone wants the LC language plugin, run pulsar, navigate to ~/.pulsar and unzip this into your Packages folder
packages.7z
Yeah Pulsar is the successor to Atom, much like OXT, Pulsar is pretty much just a rebranding of Atom but without GitHub's sponsorship at this point. Most importantly all its package manager files have been copied to the new Pulsar site including the LC Script and Extension Builder language packs. I've been using it for a bit, works fine.
BTW Atom/Pulsar is built on top of the Js App engine Electron.
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OpenXTalkPaul wrote: Tue Jan 09, 2024 9:43 pm BTW Atom/Pulsar is built on top of the Js App engine Electron.
You might think the following comment is just my dislike of having to put an application in a wrapper, to allow it to launch, but I did notice it was slow to launch for what is essentially a text editor. I know electron takes a while to start compared to a C++ app, but then I use appimages which are in a wrapper too of sorts.

This got me thinking about your RCx versions of OXT.
This may not be the topic for that though, so I've continued what I was going to write here instead:
https://www.openxtalk.org/forum/viewtop ... 5655#p5655
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