Loss of .py support in Dropbox on latest Editorial?
Hi folks, love Editorial. Just found the forums and look forward to more workflows.
I haven't upgraded to the latest version, and see that .py files can't be accessed in Dropbox anymore.
Isn't this a big loss?
I can hold off upgrading probably until iOS 8, especially since I'm running Jailbroken 7.0.6.
Would you hold off upgrading? Do you miss this feature if you have?
Well, do you use this feature? If you don't, I'd recommend upgrading.
To be honest, I don't think it's a very big loss, but then again, I'm the one who removed it, so take this with a grain of salt.
It was never really possible to sync Python files as code; any .py file you downloaded from Dropbox was just treated as plain text and there wasn't any (direct) way of executing it, but I think the review team got confused about this... The script editor and workflows were always completely separate (precisely to avoid getting in trouble with Apple's review guidelines).
When you use Editorial, the Python scripts naturally end up in workflows, where you can edit and run them. There isn't much use having a script in with Editorial's standard text files. Editorial is different to Pythonista in this respect.
Would it be possible to create a workflow that would go through a folder and change the extension of all the .py files to .txt? Or even an Automator script on the... What's that called again? Oh yes, the Mac?
It's not possible in Editorial to rename files in Dropbox from workflows. On a Mac, sure, you could do it in various ways; I really like Name Mangler for things like this, great app.
Omz, I don't use it...but am also still just a newbie in much beyond Markdown formatting. I still have the belief I'll be an Editoriall power user this year. Haha.
I do feel I'm more likely the demographic discussed on a recent thread. I'm more a writer of content than a programmer. However, I do have a computer background...even a CS degree, but I never really programmed for a living. Just hacked stuff.
My last stint was with a python-based Internet of things company, so partly was interested for the python aspects...figured hacking existing workflows would be a way to get more familiar. So, I would +1 the inclusion of more workflows.
Thx for the replies!
I just made a basic workflow called Pull From Python if you want to get the info out of your Python files.