Script Editor future (was Open Source Kickstarter Report Card)

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Thu Aug 27 21:59:59 CEST 2015


I am having the same problem.  The plugin doesn't load and it's not listed
in the Plugins menu or in the Configure Plugins menu.  This is with LC 6.6,
and yes I did restart LC after installing it.

I opened the plugin manually from the File Open menu and set it up to use
the OSX Textmate editor. I haven't experienced the performance issues with
the IDE script editor that others have mentioned but I see a lot of
features in Textmate that I really like, code folding for example.

It would of course be better if this was all built into the IDE script
editor but this is a great substitute until that happens.

On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 12:42 PM Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:

> You did the obvious, and restarted LC after placing the plugin right?  If
> you didn't restart lc, and you don't want to, an easy way to force a
> re-read of the plugins folder is to go into the plugin settings.  You don't
> have to do anything, just going to the settings dialog forced the re-read.
>
>
>
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 1:16 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > On 08/27/2015 09:02 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> >
> >> Kay C Lan wrote:
> >>
> >> > On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 9:03 AM, RunRevPlanet wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> None of my comments are from the perspective that enabling LiveCode
> >> >> to use an external editor is a bad thing.
> >> >
> >> > So we agree then. As Richard said, choice is a good thing.
> >> >
> >> >> More that for a cross platform IDE, written in it's supported
> >> >> language, to have an inadequate text editor is a very bad look
> >> >
> >> > Again, we agree.
> >> >
> >> >> and turns programmers away.
> >> >
> >> > Only if they don't have a choice to use something better.
> >>
> >> Choice is useful only so long as it's a choice, rather than a
> requirement.
> >>
> >> It would hardly be an INTEGRATED development environment if it didn't
> >> have a script editor.
> >>
> >> Moreover, a script editor is a very good example of the sort of thing
> >> LiveCode can do very well.
> >>
> >> And best of all, AFAIK no one in the company is thinking about shipping
> >> LC without a script editor.
> >>
> >> Given all this, making the current script editor robust and performant
> >> would logically seem among the highest priorities, since a good SE makes
> >> the product a joy to use and a poor SE makes LC look bad.  In short, the
> >> choice is to either make more money or less, to the degree that the SE
> is
> >> solid and enjoyable.  After all, it's the one part of the IDE everyone
> uses
> >> most often.
> >>
> >> Along the way, reinstating an updated version of MetaCard's support for
> >> external editors would be useful AS AN OPTION, and probably something
> the
> >> community could deliver.
> >>
> >> To make the latter work well we'll want formatting and colorization
> >> plugins for as many third party editors as we can make them for - again,
> >> best done by the community since each of us has our own favorite so
> each of
> >> us may be motivated to write a LiveCode add-on for it.
> >>
> >> This page at Ken Ray's site discusses how external editors can be used
> in
> >> LC, with links to various LC-specific modules (though some of these may
> >> need to be updated):
> >> <http://www.sonsothunder.com/devres/livecode/downloads/stsMLXEditor.htm
> >
> >>
> >>
> > Well: I've just downloaded the stsMLXEditor and placed it in the
> > /livecodecommunity-7.0.6 (x86_64)/Plugins/ folder and it does
> > not show up in /Development/Plugins in the 7.0.6 menu . . .
> >
> > Richmond.
> >
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