[TxMt] New “GetBundles” release needs your help

Hans-Jörg Bibiko bibiko at eva.mpg.de
Thu Nov 20 15:46:39 UTC 2008


there is a new “GetBundles” release available.

svn checkout:

export LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8
mkdir -p ~/Library/Application\ Support/TextMate/Bundles
cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/TextMate/Bundles
svn co http://svn.textmate.org/trunk/Review/Bundles/GetBundles.tmbundle
osascript -e 'tell app "TextMate" to reload bundles'

svn update:
export LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8
cd '~/Library/Application Support/TextMate/Bundles/GetBundles.tmbundle'
svn up
osascript -e 'tell app "TextMate" to reload bundles'

or simply:

“GetBundles” runs on MacOSX 10.4.x and MacOSX 10.5.x ppc/intel.

“GetBundles” is rewritten entirely. Here are the four main changes:

• it uses a cache file from textmate.org which will be generated by a  
script that runs once a day on textmate.org to collect available data  
from TM's svn repositories, from github.com, and includes private  
hosted bundles (Cache File lists 346 bundles. Last modified date: Thu  
Nov 20 11:00:03 UTC 2008)

• the installation of a bundle will be done by TextMate (the same  
procedure when you double-click at a tmbundle in Finder)

• it updates TextMate's “Support Folder” automatically –if  
needed– before it installs a bundle
- this update of TextMate's “Support Folder” will be always stored  
in ~/Library/Application Support/TextMate/Pristine Copy/Support
- if there is no /Library/Application Support/TextMate/Support folder  
it will create a symbolic link to Pristine's one
  > this means:
  - if you has already checked out TextMate's “Support Folder” TM  
will use this one regardless of “GetBundles'” update
  - this makes it possible that an user can use its own “Support  
Folder” and s/he is responsible for its update
  - if you like to use Pristine's “Support Folder” simply rename or  
delete /Library/Application Support/TextMate/Support and update it by  
using “GetBundles'” > Gear Menu > Update “Support Folder”

• “GetBundles” now displays the status (installed, there's an  
update available etc.) of locally installed bundles

All activities, warnings, and errors are written into “GetBundles'”  
Log file. You can open it by pressing ⌥⇧⌘L or “Gear Menu” >  
Show Log.

The help file was updated but is still under constructions.

Furthermore you cannot update a bundle if this bundle is under  
revision control (svn/git). You can delete/rename that bundle and use  
“GetBundles” to reinstall it, or use svn/git (the “Info Window”  
of a bundle shows the shell command(s)).

The underlying script is rather complex thus “GetBundles” needs  
your help to fix problems, bugs, insufficiencies, speed, update  
status, including the GUI design (Leopard and Tiger uses different  
GUIs) and misspelled or wrong English messages etc.

I'd be appreciate to get any kind of feedback in order to improve it  

Kind regards,


PS If you know more TextMate bundles hosted on private sites which are  
worth to be listed in “GetBundles” please mail me the URL. I'll  
then maintain the server file for private hosted bundles.

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