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This is just a placeholder post so people will know there is something here.

There are several support channels for Padre, the Perl IDE, but I figured it might be interesting to open a community here where DW users can share their thoughts about Padre and can help others who have questions about Padre.

Just to expand a bit on what is Padre and why would that be interesting. Padre is a platform independent editor for Perl written in Perl. It has a very active developer community and we are working on making it on one hand super beginner friendly, on the other hand super extensible for advanced Perl programmers.

So go ahead, post something nice.

Date: 2009-08-19 02:15 pm (UTC)
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)
From: [personal profile] cesy
Would Padre work for doing Dreamwidth dev stuff? I've been using nano in a Dreamhack, but an IDE might be easier for people who aren't used to all the command-line stuff, and I prefer a nice GUI most of the time.

Re: General Perl code editing - what else?

Date: 2009-08-19 02:45 pm (UTC)
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)
From: [personal profile] cesy
Hmm. Most DW babydevs (who are probably the ones who need it most) currently access a Dreamhack via putty. Is there a neat way to make Padre work via SSH, or would [personal profile] sophie need to install it on the Dreamhack server for everyone, and then we'd need X-Win32 to be able to see it?

What operating systems does Padre work on? We've got devs on Windows, Linux and Macs.

The main other thing a DW developer would need (other than making it work easily with Dreamhacks) would be general text editing, as each BML file has an associated .text file with all the translation strings, which usually need editing at the same time as the code.

Does Padre have any neat things for working with Mercurial?

Re: General Perl code editing - what else?

Date: 2009-08-19 03:04 pm (UTC)
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)
From: [personal profile] cesy
If you want to look at the DW code, the easiest way is to apply at for a Dreamhack, as installation is a big job. You can then ssh to that and browse the code to your heart's content.

BML files are the way a lot of the site is displayed - e.g. your profile is userinfo.bml, and that file contains a mix of actual Perl code and bits of HTML and stuff to make it display properly. There might be an entry on the wiki or at [site community profile] dw_dev or [site community profile] dw_dev_training that would explain it better.

Context-sensitive help and all that kind of stuff would be very useful.

Re: General Perl code editing - what else?

Date: 2009-08-25 06:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] draigwen
You can also look at the DW code at You'll find the bml files in the htdocs directory.

Do you have any screenshots for Padre? I looked at the site and couldn't see any. (I love playing with new software but generally like to see what I'm d/ling first!).


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