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

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at
Sun Feb 26 08:40:02 EST 2017

Abbreviations that come up in this thread:
LC - livecode
SE - script editor
IDE - Integrated Development Environment
OSS - open source software
SOS - script-only stack

On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 8:24 AM, Simon Knight via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> 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
> Skids
> Simon Knight
> smk at
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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.
> > 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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