Re: [textadept] Textadept Updater

From: mitchell <>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 09:33:54 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)


On Fri, 4 Mar 2011, Zhehao Mao wrote:

> 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
> So I tried creating a hg repo on google code and pushing a repository
> with all of the modules as subrepos, but I couldn't make it work. Does
> anyone know how to push an hg repository with multiple subrepos in it?
> If we can't make that work, we should probably just have each module
> hosted in its own repository and then have a file that indexes all of
> the modules.

Each module needs its own repo. If I do decide to put up a repo for each
module, it will be on my bitbucket account.


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