~akkartik/carousel.love

A lightweight programming environment for desktop and mobile devices
c7a81906 — Kartik K. Agaram 8 days ago
slightly shrink the clickable area for a button
3293f3e1 — Kartik K. Agaram 9 days ago
some keyboard shortcuts on non-mobile devices
7232de5b — Kartik K. Agaram 10 days ago
missed a call

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A lightweight environment for writing small, throwaway Lua and LÖVE programs. Tested on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android. The environment itself can be modified as it runs. In early release; please report issues, particularly with usability or accessibility.

This repo is an example of a Freewheeling App, designed above all to be easy to run, easy to modify and easy to share.

#Getting started

Install LÖVE. It's just a 5MB download, open-source and extremely well-behaved. I'll assume below that you can invoke it using the love command, but that might vary depending on your OS.

Run this app from the terminal, passing its directory to LÖVE

#Hacking

To modify it live without restarting the app each time, download the driver app. Here's an example session using a fork of this repo:

making changes without restarting the app

(Only on non-mobile platforms for now.)

Some reference documentation on how to create your own apps.

If the app being modified by the driver lives in a .love file, your changes will go into the save directory. If it lives in a directory (like this repo), your changes will go straight into the same directory.

#Keyboard shortcuts

Within the editor widget:

  • ctrl+f to find patterns within a file
  • ctrl+c to copy, ctrl+x to cut, ctrl+v to paste
  • ctrl+z to undo, ctrl+y to redo
  • ctrl+= to zoom in, ctrl+- to zoom out, ctrl+0 to reset zoom
  • alt+right/alt+left to jump to the next/previous word, respectively
  • mouse drag or shift + movement to select text, ctrl+a to select all

Exclusively tested so far with a US keyboard layout. If you use a different layout, please let me know if things worked, or if you found anything amiss: http://akkartik.name/contact

#Known issues

  • No support yet for Unicode graphemes spanning multiple codepoints.

  • No support yet for right-to-left languages.

  • Undo/redo may be sluggish in editor windows containing large files. Large files may grow sluggish in other ways.

  • If you kill the process, say by force-quitting because things things get sluggish, you can lose data.

  • Can't scroll while selecting text with mouse.

  • Some colors can't be customized yet.

#Contributors

Many thanks to Mike Stein for code, feedback and suggestions.

#Mirrors and Forks

This repo is a fork of lines.love, an editor for plain text where you can also seamlessly insert line drawings. Its immediate upstream is the template repo for freewheeling apps. Updates to it can be downloaded from the following mirrors:

Further forks are encouraged. If you show me your fork, I'll link to it here.

#Feedback

Most appreciated.