[TxMt] Remote projects
sean at datafly.net
Wed Sep 21 03:29:43 UTC 2005
Why not rsync?
I would personally *love* to see rsync built-in to textmate behind
the scenes (using ssh of course). So my local project could be
'synced' in both directions to the remote project with a single
click. This would also solve Matthew's issue with the client making
occasional updates too.
I'm not a Cocoa developer at all but I'm guessing that adding such a
feature to TextMate would be fairly trivial since rsync is already
available in OS X.
Wouldn't it be possible to just add a few fields to the project for
remote document root, username, and password? Then right in the main
toolbar there could just be a single button called 'Sync'. Click -
bang - everything is fresh in both directions. Since rsync only
updates changes, it would be very quick.
If textmate had this ability (and could also do Japanese), I would
gladly pay $200 for it. Seriously. It's just such a waste of time
to have to launch an FTP client, connect to the server, drill down to
the file on the local side, then drill down to the directory on the
remote side, then upload -- all that just to update the remote css
file or whatever. Rsync to the rescue?!
On Sep 21, 2005, at 7:08 AM, Matthew Erker wrote:
> I run into another real-world, practical hurdle which shoots any
> attempt at version control to hell. Many a project I hand off to a
> client gets altered by the client forcing me to work from their
> "current" version. In a case such as that it would be very nice to
> have a means of organizing and working remotely.
> On Sep 20, 2005, at 4:59 PM, IxokaI wrote:
>> On 9/20/05, Ollivier Robert <roberto+textmate at keltia.freenix.fr>
>>> According to Ian White:
>>>> That just lets me edit files that I open via the transmit
>>>> window, right?
>>>> I was hoping for a solution where I treat the remote side like the
>>>> filesystem, i.e. open tm on a folder.
>>> I'd recommend using a version control tool instead of modifying
>>> files on
>>> the fly. My personal preference goes to Mercurial but any of the
>>> available systems would do (heck, even cvs would. Hmmm maybe
>>> not :-))
>> Sometimes version controls work. Sometimes they don't. This is one of
>> the great few features I really miss from UltraEdit in the old
>> days of
>> me doing most of my programming on windows. There are many, many
>> circumstances where it is just not an option to use version
>> control to
>> edit these remote files.
>> Open from SFTP would be a godsend and save -so- much time and effort.
>> Transmit'n files back/forth is such a pain :)
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