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SublimeText2 Guard Plugin Updates

by Andrew De Ponte (@cyphactor)

Well, I am back with some more updates on my Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin. This is a smaller release than the last as I have been very busy. Despite its small stature it is an exciting one as we have another contribution to honor. The following are the recent updates:

  • Fixed comma, single quote, question mark color issues (#25)
  • Fixed small color issue caused by ! char (#26)
  • Better console colors, change 0 failures from red to green (Thanks @lidanh)

A special thanks goes out to @lidanh for the code contribution. The new colors are much nicer and the 0 failures being green instead of red makes it easier to detect success vs failure.

Thanks also goes out to all the users of the Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin. Especially, the users that have been submitting bug reports and feature requests. This plugin wouldn’t exist without the direction and feedback from you all.

Please continue to provide feedback via Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin issues on our GitHub page.

SublimeText2 Guard Plugin Updates

by Andrew De Ponte (@cyphactor)

Well, I got some more updates for you all.

My Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin has recently been recognized as an essential Sublime Text 2 plugin on a nettuts+ blog post. Thanks to this publicity and the exposure via Package Control, Twitter, GitHub, and Google I have gotten some decent feedback, especially around my recent addition of colored output. Thanks to all that feedback I have pushed out the following improvements to the Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin:

  • Support for directory paths with spaces (#19, Thanks @ffmike)
  • Fixed dash based coloring issue (#16)
  • Fixed single quote based coloring issue (#17)
  • Fixed question mark based coloring issue (#20)
  • Fixed period based coloring issue (#21)
  • Fixed success dot section identification & coloring issue (#22)
  • Fixed a second single quote based coloring issue (#23)
  • Added command relativity (#24)

The above break down of improvements include primarily a bunch of coloring fixes, command relativity, and one very important issue that deserves some recognition, issue #19 by @ffmike. This is the Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin’s first contribution. Much thanks goes out to @ffmike for being our first contributor.

As usual if any of you have identified bugs or features that you would like added please submit them on the GitHub Issues page for the Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin.

SublimeText2 Guard Plugin in Color

by Andrew De Ponte (@cyphactor)

Hey all,

I know there are a number of you who have been eagerly awaiting this moment. I sure have been. I am proud to announce the first release of the Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin that provides colored output. Basically, it ended up that I had to define a language file to identify the entities in the output and then define a theme to color those identified entities. Once, I did that I simply programatically set the color_scheme and syntax options for the output panel and like magic colors worked. Given the complexity of the language definition and the limited test cases I had when developing I am sure there are going to be some bugs to work out. So, as usual please create issues if you find any of these issues.

SublimeText2 Guard Plugin Updates

by Andrew De Ponte (@cyphactor)

Hey all,

My Sublime Text 2 Guard plugin has been out for a couple weeks now and it has definitely gotten some more usage under its belt. Thanks to everyone for your usage and feedback. As a result of the feedback and user generated issues I have released a new version to tighten it up a bit both from a user experience stand point as well as a stability standpoint. This release includes the following:

  • Now installable via Package Control
  • Fixed Guard won’t start when installled via Package Control (issue #11)
  • Added auto show output feature (issue #12)
  • Replaced #!/bin/sh with #!/bin/bash in internal scripts

For info on how to get the latest version or how to report bugs, feature requsts, etc. Please check out the GitHub page for the sublime_guard project.

SublimeText2 Guard Plugin Updates

by Andrew De Ponte (@cyphactor)

Hey all,

I was having some difficulties with a couple bugs in the Sublime Text 2 Guard plugin I have been working on. So, I decided I would drop Jon Skinner, developer of Sublime Text 2, an e-mail and see if he knew about the issues I was having and hopefully of solutions/work arounds for them. Jon, was very helpful in terms of better understanding the issues as well as suggesting some work arounds.

Anyways, given the input from Jon I took another look at the bugs/features of the Guard plugin and decided to tackle them tonight. The following items show the progress that I made tonight with respect to the Sublime Text 2 Guard plugin:

  • Enabled native Sublime Text 2 word wrap in the Guard output view.
  • Guard now exits properly when Sublime Text 2 exits/dies.
  • Added default key bindings to show Guard output view (super+shift+c)
  • Submitted a pull request to get the Guard plugin added to the Package Control repository list.

As usual I am looking for feedback issues (feature requests, bug fixes, etc.) You can find the project as sublime_guard on GitHub. As of tonight I am down to two feature requests. So, please create bugs in the issues if you run into any so that I can work on fixing them sooner rather than later.