[wingide-users] New project synchronization scripts
Russell E. Owen
rowen at cesmail.net
Wed May 25 14:58:18 EDT 2005
Ken Kinder's projectupkeep script is really handy
and prompted me to write two adaptations.
My goal was to add:
- The ability to remove files from my project that had been
deleted from disk.
- The ability to scan the whole project with one click
(and not worry about what folder or file was selected).
- Simpler configuration for what to files and folders to ignore.
Feel free to try these out. I recommend synchfiles
if your projects are laid out according to its requirements,
else use addremovefiles.
- synchfiles: add and remove files with one go.
Warning: this script requires a very particular layout
of files for your project:
1) Your project file (<whatever>.wpu) must be in the
root directory of your project.
2) Your project must consist of all "valid" files and subdirs
in that root directory.
- addremovefiles. more basic than synchfiles
with minimal assumptions about project layout
and separate "add" and "remove" commands.
Adding works just like Ken Kinder's projectupkeep:
it recursively scans for new files in the selected dir
(or parent dir of the selected file).
Removal always scans the entire project.
For now, you can find them here:
Please ignore the files whose names start with a ".".
I hope WingWare will add these to their "contributions" page.
If/when that happens I will probably stop serving them myself.
P.S. a few interesting points came to light:
- For projects that consist of all files in a directory
(which I assume is most projects but not all)
it would be nice to be able to ask WingIDE
what that directory is. Then I could make
synchfiles much more robust -- e.g.
have it only available for the "right kind" of projects.
- A minor esthetic thing: I wish that the callable item
that is the script could be a class instance instead of
having to be a function. This leads to minor ugliness:
"""the actual script"""
myScriptInstance = MyScript()
# the hack:
my_script.contexts = ...
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