Script Editor future (was Open Source Kickstarter Report Card)

Ali Lloyd ali.lloyd at livecode.com
Sun Aug 23 11:51:21 CEST 2015


On Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 2:35 AM Mark Wieder <mwieder at ahsoftware.net> wrote:

>
> The IDE has way too
> many hooks that need to be trapped in a frontscript in order to use a
> <different> editor from the built-in one. And it's gotten worse, not
> better, with LC 7/8.
>

It's not possible for it to have gotten worse in LC 7, as the 7 IDE is
identical to the 6 IDE except for branding.

I was rather hoping that the IDE would evolve to a
> plugin framework that would allow you to swap individual elements, but
> it's probably wishful thinking on my part.
>

This is exactly what we *are* trying to get to with the 8 IDE.

>
> Architecturally a lot has changed too. Individual elements of the IDE now
> react to internal messages for which they have registered through a central
> IDE library. This will eventually make elements of the IDE much more
> pluggable, and also improve IDE performance.


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