Deditor 0.3.1 has been released (ppa still building atm)
So what’s new?
– Network Plugin updated
– Save-as bug
What? is that everything?? Yes ..
but the network plugin is not –just– updated it is UPDATED it is totally rewritten and is converted from a rather annoying plugin to a very usefull plugin.
The network plugin works now different as it used too, now a project is defined as a set of files which don’t need to be all open at the same time. You can now work at multiple projects at the same time because a project is just opened in a tab instead of using whole the ui. exporting and importing are now more consistent and working with projects just got fun 🙂
it took a while because
a) I haven’t done a lot of coding because natty scrollbars were bugging me
b) I had to find a way to easily manage the tabs within a project and the global tabs for regular files without weird things happening.
Future of Deditor
– 0.3.2 will focus on the Network Plugin and do the same as the Project Plugin, I will also try to improve the codecompletion plugin.
– a Guide to Deditor for beginners and a Developers Guide for Deditor will be written with youtube/vimeo uploads.
Please spread the word 😉
(and show me how/where you did it!)
As said before, the project plugin is going to get a graphical and functional overhaul.
– graphical: there opens a new tab with as title your project name (duh!) and in this tab you have to the left a list with all files attached to the project and to the right a new notebook with the opened files for the project
-functional: as the projects are opened in a new tab this means that you can work at a project and at regular files at the same time and you can even work at multiple projects at the same time 😉 Also you don’t have to keep all your files open in your project to keep them related to the project. the menu to the left shows all related files to the project, double-clicking opens them, but you can also remove them entirely from the project or add new files on the fly.
Why the change? Because the old system was terrible 😀
P.S: The Network Plugin probably is going to undergo the same overhaul
P.P.S: Midnight hacking is always fun 😐 Project Plugin is one big complex script (not a mess as I know exact what’s going on, but for someone else it would probably be a nightmare (meh)
Here is an image:
What should you notice?
– you can still work at multiple files and in multiple panes at the same time
– you can open/close files within a project while keeping them related to the project (notice that only views.py is open while sftp.py is also in the project list)
– some shiny buttons in the menu ;D (add file ; export project ; remove file)
There was –again– a long time no update to deditor, this was caused by a bug in the ubuntu overlay-scrollbars which showed ugly grey bars over any editor using scite. The most popular editors were added to a blacklist and got regular scrollbars to fix the issue. But for deditor there also is a solution coming! In ubuntu Oneriric the overlay scrollbars are fixed and deditor should work fine! If you want to stick with natty there are certain workarounds which I’m not going to implement in the main code.
I will start development on deditor 0.3.1 as soon as oneiric is available.
I haven’t had the time to think about what shall be updated yet but the projects plugin will definitely get a revamp as it is not good enough in my opinion.