Re: [textadept] Textadept Updater

From: Zhehao Mao <>
Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2011 09:44:24 -0500

On 03/03/2011 09:10 AM, mitchell wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> mitchell
If it's only for the extension modules, using hg wouldn't be a problem.
We should probably keep a single "stable" repo that holds only modules
ready for release. That way, the updater doesn't have to worry about
getting previous revisions, it can just clone and pull at will.

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