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Re: [ide-dev] Beware MSFT bullshit

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> From: "Mickael Istria" <mistria@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: ide-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 7:16:18 PM
> Subject: Re: [ide-dev] Beware MSFT bullshit
> I guess TM4E together with the generic editor would be the way to go, if we
> could support users directly adding Textmate grammars, instead of installing
> "heavyweight" plug-ins.
> Do users actually add textmate grammars into other editors/IDEs? I don't
> think so. There are just 2 kinds of things: what's out of the box, and what
> requires an installation -whichever steps it involves. Having to add a
> textmate grammar in the IDE isn't going to be simpler than installing the
> right plugin from marketplace automatically proposed by the IDE.

Well, Kwrite/kate has a really nice feature that is exactly about that [see attached screenshot]. What it does is showing you all available highlight languages and allowing you to install/update(if there are newer versions), it's quite handy.

> So far, TM4E wasn't meant to include TM grammars. But we could imagine having
> it shipping a library of grammars for the most common types. Please open
> tickets (using GitHub issues) against TM4E to discuss that.

An easy way to install/update grammars locally, preferably by some kind of registry exposed as UI by tm4e would be killer feature IMHO. As these grammars are maintained elsewhere a way to install/update them without publishing Eclipse plugins should simplify usage.

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