[TxMt] Re: TM2: projects with scattered files?

Allan Odgaard mailinglist at textmate.org
Tue Feb 14 10:59:07 UTC 2012

On 03/02/2012, at 07.14, Jerry wrote:

> The elimination of projects is certainly one of the most disconcerting aspects of TM2 and has been discussed before on the list, without any resolution. Using Favorites with aliases is not a suitable substitute for several reasons. I don't know how susceptible Alan is to lobbying on this but I hope it doesn't hurt to keep trying.

As long as “lobbying” is done by educating me about the flaws of the file system based approach or the (lost) advantages of the closed media library approach.

Though many things have already been said about the respective pros and cons, so it might be better to start a wiki page and collect the information instead of repeating what has already been said (or simply claiming that the loss of projects is disconcerting).

Given how much is on the to-do and the arguments I have voiced relating to this (a big one being that relying on the file system makes it more compatible with other systems such as version control, build systems, deployment (e.g. rsync), and similar), it’s probably futile though to get me to actually implement a project system in 2.0, so better chance this will appear as a third party solution via expected API for custom data sources in the file browser.

Note though that not doing a “media library” is not the same as not addressing possible shortcomings with the file system based approach.

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