Script Editor fixable? (was: Configuring a Sublime Text project to notify LiveCode IDE about updates to script only stacks)

Simon Knight smk at
Sun Feb 26 08:24:29 EST 2017

Hi, as someone who came to Livecode attracted by the hook that it could be used by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) I try and follow these threads but please take care with the use of abbreviations / acronyms.  Some I’ve worked out others I’ve no idea : OSS open source S?????, SOS ??? or generally  morse code dot dot dot dash dash dash dot dot dot “Save Our Souls”  however it doesn’t read well below ;-) 

My concern with external editors is based on my use of the tRev editor in the past, which while having some nice features often lost the edits I made.  I have no idea how it communicated with the IDE.

I agree with your comments re GIT.  As a one man band it seems like over kill in my situation.  So I am creating an AutoSave plugin that makes a backup every few minutes if the scripts have been modified (it has no knowledge of changes to the UI).  It also produces a simple log file that describes the delta between backups.  I am happy to share if it is of any interest.

best wishes


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> On 26 Feb 2017, at 01:05, Mike Kerner via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> I don't think SOS is the main future.  I think it gives us another option.
> Long before someone learns that technique, they should have the traditional
> method down, cold, and understand why they would use one or the other.  SOS
> definitely make working on the IDE easier, and they make complicated
> projects easier, but I wouldn't even think of teaching someone who isn't
> already a LC expert about doing it this way.
> The one thing to remember about the SOS technique is that Git isn't the
> only option.  Git is hard core, and it is hard.  I still don't like it, but
> I am trying to tolerate it.  If you're using any cloud syncing tool that
> can keep track of versions (Office365, Gsuite, and Dropbox come to mind),
> you have simple version control/rollbacks/archiving/etc.
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