[TxMt] Re: Interested in helping out with TextMate development

Jacob Carlborg doob at me.com
Sun Apr 10 11:08:00 UTC 2016

On 2016-04-09 15:22, Josh Bernitt wrote:
> Good day,
> I am interested in assisting with TextMate development. I really like
> the editor, and want to contribute to make it better! I want to help add
> newer and more modern actions to it similar to Sublime Text.

This sounds great :). Any particular ideas or features you're thinking 
of implementing?

> I was wondering if you had any links for getting started? I’ve downloaded the
> source code and set up a dev environment and can compile it
> successfully. I’m reading through the source code and testing things; I
> was just wondering if you have any information on the Oak framework and
> the general layout of the application structure. Thank you for your help!

As far as I know there's no getting started documentation. This is what 
I've figured out so far hacking on the source code:

* The application is a Cocoa application which uses Objective-C++ for 
the interface related code and C++ for the rest of the code

* The application is divided in a bunch of frameworks, the Frameworks 

* It doesn't use nib files like a traditional Cocoa application

* The OakTextView framework contains the document view, gutter, status 
bar and the view for the actual source code. The OakTextView class is 
responsible for responding to keyboard input when editing the source code

* The rendering of the source code is not performed in OakTextView but 
delegated to the "layout" framework. This framework uses Core Text to 
render the source code

/Jacob Carlborg

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