Re: [textadept] Textadept Updater

From: mitchell <>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 09:10:17 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)


On Thu, 3 Mar 2011, Robert wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 5:47 AM, Zhehao Mao <> wrote:
>> On 03/02/2011 09:43 PM, mitchell wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On Wed, 2 Mar 2011, Zhehao Mao wrote:
>>>> I'm starting a new thread for this because I think it's kind of
>>>> important. I've looked at the luarocks code, and it seems that all we
>>>> have to do is change a bunch of filepaths in order to get it to install
>>>> into the textadept directory instead of the luarocks directory. Do you
>>>> guys think forking luarocks and customizing it for textadept is the way
>>>> to go, or do you think we should just use the vanilla luarocks program?
>>> Ideally vanilla luarocks would be used. I don't want to distribute
>>> luarocks with ta.
>>> mitchell
>> Ok, wait, so I've just though of another problem. If we use hg for the
>> updater, wouldn't the C core have to recompiled on each update since the
>> hg repo only includes the source files? Perhaps luarocks would be the
>> better choice.

There are already packages for previous releases so luarocks would be
unnecessary. Hg is fine for tagging modules with releases.

>> Howie
>> --
> I thought you were asking about better ways to update language modules
> and modules extending TA's functionality. Updating the application is
> of course a different thing.
> Mitchell,
> the plan is to distribute language models for "popular enough"
> languages together with Textadept, correct?

I don't really know what the plan is. I want all included modules to have
adeptsenses if possible (and if reasonable); at least taking advantage of
the documentation aspect if not autocompletion.

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