On 15-Apr-06, at 10:20 PM, Trevor Harmon wrote:
From the blog:
"Textmate only allows one to use the project drawer if you’re
working on a project. Otherwise, there’s no ability to use a drawer
or tabs and you’re back to regular multi-window text editing—which
stinks. Most people run into this issue while editing files live on
a server via sFTP or FTP with Transmit or some other client."
Actually, I've run into this issue plenty of times when working
with the *local* filesystem. I bet everyone's experienced this at
some point: You end up with lots of files open that don't belong to
any particular project, so you have this extra-long Window menu and
can't easily jump between open files like you can with project
files. It would be nice if TextMate had some kind of "anonymous
project" window -- that is, a pseudo-project that looks and acts
like a regular project, but instead of representing a folder or
specific set of files, it would represent all the open files that
don't belong to any project. You know, like BBEdit's file drawer.
Okay, how about making a new project (from the file menu), and
dragging the files into it?
"Actually, there are three ways. If Mac OS X
could mount a remote
sFTP connection one could easily accomplish our goal. It does not.
It mounts FTP connections, but they are read-only—so again no go."
However, as has also been pointed out on the list, OS X can mount
remote directories via WebDAV, AFS, and NFS. That way, you can
create projects on the remote server directly, just as you would on
local filesystems. I prefer this solution whenever possible because
it's so simple and doesn't need rsync or other special commands.
"Whenever possible" may not be very often however.