Maintaining and sharing TextPipe filters in the world of Git ?

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Maintaining and sharing TextPipe filters in the world of Git ?

Post by DFH » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:29 am

Hi Simon,

With TextPipe filters being stored in a binary format (.fll) this makes maintaining and sharing filters less than convenient in the world of Git based services and software providers such as GitHub, GitLab and BitBucket.

Yes - one can Export a filter in various ways - but this is an extra complication and one that would not be a smooth process for many users.
And there's no Import option to load a filter seamlessly from any of the Export formats.

You have intimated that your long term goal would be store filters in XML.

If XML was then the format that user can upload to a Git based repository, then revision control and collaboration would be become feasible.
This would only work if this became one of the native file formats that TextPipe can Open and Save filters as.

1. Does your XML design philosophy match these requirements?
2. Where are you up to in the path towards using XML?

Best regards,


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