On 29/6/2006, at 4:00, Sean Schertell wrote:
Are there plans to implement .swf insertion natively
When you put it like that, no, I presently have no plans of doing that.
As for language specific features, these are not native, but stored
in language specific bundles -- I generally only collect
contributions for these bundles, as I don’t know the first thing
about flash development, how to extract dimensions from a swf file,
or let alone how the tag to insert needs to look.
Coincidentally I do believe that I know how a QuickTime tag needs to
look, as there is already an Insert Movie snippet, and I see that I
can query QuickTime Player for movie dimensions, so here is a drag
command for dropping a .mov file into your HTML document:
Just double click it to install -- this will also show the source of
If this is useful, I can add it to the HTML bundle.
I love the fact that TM allows me to add new
functionality but it
would be nice if some of the basic things were built-in.
TextMate ships with more than a thousand bundle items -- so I do
think some of the basic things are in fact “built-in.”
- Shortcut based image tag insertion (browse to file,
I wrote such a command for you some time ago:
- Same as above but for Flash / Quicktime / etc
Should be possible to modify the command to also work with Flash /
QuickTime / etc.
If you don’t know how to do this, you’re more than welcome to ask here.
- A shortcut based built-in color-picker. When
sheets, I'd like to choose my color from a palette.
The CSS bundle has an Insert Color… You can assign a shortcut to it
in the bundle editor.
These things are pretty standard fare for most code
Just wondering if they'll eventually become native to TM too.
They might be standard for IDE’s which focus on web-development.
TextMate focus on being extensible, and it wouldn’t take many minutes
to create your commands, but I personally have no interest in
replicating all the commands of some web IDE -- though if web
developers find certain commands useful, I am generally willing to
add them to the HTML bundle and I also offer my help wrt writing them.