My love for Coda knows no bounds. Except maybe the bounds of the tab bar.
One especially sprawling project at work brought the problem to a head: switching between all the files had simply become too tedious. Rather than desert Coda (perish the thought) I decided to whip up a plug-in called Wing Man. Panic has a pretty good how to on the basics of plug-in building so I won't rehash all of that here.
A few points of interest to others interested in creating a Coda plugin:
You'll need to grab a copy of CodaPlugInsController.h from one of the sample projects.
Be sure to compile the plug-in bundle as 32-bit Universal.
To set the architecture of your plug-in bundle, right click on the bundle in the Targets section and choose Get Info. Choose 32-bit Universal from the list of architectures in the Build tab.
The bundle extension should be codaplugin, not bundle.
To set the extension of your plug-in bundle, right click on the bundle in the Targets section and choose Get Info. Set the Wrapper Extension to "codaplugin" (without the quotes) in the Build tab.
Wing Man on github
A spare PC that's been kicking around my apartment recently got a fresh dose of Lenny.
As a headless machine, it's handy to have the system beep when it reaches the log in prompt to announce that it's ready to accept SSH connections.
This is achieved with the
beep command which can be installed with
apt-get install beep
beep command can be used to play beeps at different frequencies and durations. For my "system ready" sound I decided on:
beep -f 750 -l 200 -n -f 650 -l 200 -n -f 750 -l 200
To execute the above command when the log in prompt is displayed, paste it into /etc/rc.local before the line
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