[TxMt] Re: Textmate 1.5.11 and OS X 10.11

Josh Bernitt jjbernitt at gmail.com
Tue May 3 23:31:35 UTC 2016

I'm not super familiar with the old project drawer, but if you explain it a
little I could add that to my development TODOs? Sorry I can't be of more
help at the moment.

On May 3, 2016 at 7:23:52 PM, Jerry (lanceboyle at qwest.net) wrote:

> On May 3, 2016, at 1:23 AM, Michael Sheets <mummer at whitefalls.org> wrote:
> On May 2, 2016, at 7:34 PM, Jerry <lanceboyle at qwest.net> wrote:
> Does Textmate 1.5.11 work with OS X 10.11? I currently use it with OS X
> 10.9.5.
> You will find that many bundle components do not function correctly under
> 10.9 and 10.11 when running with 1.x. We recommend everyone upgrade unless
> you are on 10.6 or earlier.
> While 2.0 technically still has the beta label it is ready for full time
> use, no reason not to switch. :)
> But there is: no Project Drawer in TM2.
> Has anyone written a plug-in to emulate this lost functionality?
> The only solution I see is to laboriously construct a "drawer" folder
> using aliases. To get the granularity of the Project Drawer, many of these
> aliases would have to point to individual files. As of OS X 10.9, the
> average size of an alias is around 5 MB; apparently, this is to store
> high-resolution icons in each alias file rather than pointing to a single
> set of images for all common images such as generic folder icons. Unless
> Apple has fixed this stupid implementation in 10.11, a folder emulating the
> Project Drawer by using aliases could easily be an enormous waste of disk
> space. I estimate that I have 1000 files managed in the Project Drawer.
> Some can be accessed directly and some groups by a single alias to their
> enclosing folder, but this can still potentially use multiple GB of disk
> space. And the entire enterprise lacks the elegance and ease of use of the
> Project Drawer.
> Someone once asked me, in this context, apparently seriously, Why don't
> you just put all your files in one folder. I don't think that deserves an
> answer, but if it did, it would go something like this: Like many people, I
> have files from many projects over the years in a number of languages. I
> have source trees from open source projects and other people's work that I
> have downloaded. I have work from Mac-based projects from the 1980s that is
> still viable and occasionally used. So, no.
> I am talking _only_ about the Project Drawer as an organizing tool, not
> about any underlying TM infrastructure regarding e.g. project variables.
> I would appreciate comments, especially constructive ones, pointing out
> why I have missed something or suggesting a simpler or more efficient
> solution.
> Jerry
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Josh Bernitt
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