[TxMt] Re: Why does TextMate need an Avian and a TextMate folder in Library/Application Support

Matt Neuburg matt at tidbits.com
Tue Jan 7 17:48:27 UTC 2014

It is reasonable that TextMate 2 has its own Avian folder for bundles. I think what Torsten is complaining about (and I agree) is that TextMate2 uses _two_ Application Support folders. It gets its custom bundles from the Avian folder, but it also invades TextMate 1's TextMate folder and puts some stuff in there. So it uses the TextMate folder, but, as Torsten rightly says, it ignores the custom bundles in the TextMate folder, because it is getting those from the Avian folder.

Torsten, if you don't want duplicate copies of the custom bundles, you can use symlinks in the Avian folder to point into the TextMate folder. m.

On Jan 7, 2014, at 1:40 AM, Jacob Carlborg <doob at me.com> wrote:

> On 2014-01-07 09:06, Torsten Walter wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am a TextMate 2 Alpha user since the day it was made public. However, some months ago an update of it shredded my TM1 installation because the support folder was then renamed from "Avian" to "TextMate". This was unfortunate but I could live with it since I only relied on TM1 for HTML zen coding anyway.
>> Once in a while I am trying out new bundles and I am noticing that if I want to install bundles manually I still have to do this in "Application Support/Avian/Pristine Copy/Bundles" since TextMate will ignore everything in "Application Support/TextMate/Bundles" or "Application Support/TextMate/Pristine Copy/Bundles".
>> Maybe there is a deeper sense to it I just don't get but I find this really confusing and thus hard to work with.
>> Or maybe I am just getting it wrong and there is a command I need to run or a file I need to delete for this to work properly.
>> Any help or info regarding this is greatly appreciated.
> TextMate 1 and 2 uses different directories in Application Support to be able to co-exist.
> -- 
> /Jacob Carlborg
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