On Jan 14, 3:41 am, Ryan Freckleton <ryan.freckle...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi everyone, > > I recently discovered PIDA and thought it would be a good candidate to do > some session based exploratory testing. I just discovered exploratory > testing as well, so this is mostly an exercise to practice that new skill. > > I spent twenty minutes just trying to survey the GUI. Here are some > questions that I found: > * When the splash screen is up, is load time mostly taken up by loading > python modules? its module loading + setting up the services > * What does the "create file" entry in the menu do? I assume it's different > than the functionality of "new file". the idea is that create makes a new named buffer that refers to a yet to be made filename and new makes a new unnamed buffer
the vim one for that is a bit screwed > * Is the search functionality extensible through plugins or have any other > interesting features? not yet > * How does the project system work? Is it just additional metadata stored in > a text file? its metadata in .pida-meta, any plugin may use it i think currently only puilder, indexing and rope python analysis use that > * No documentation exists through the help menu. Do I have to do something > to build the documentation? no ui integrated help yet there is a sphinx documentation in ./docs if anyone figures how to make a devhelp from that i'll happyly integrate > * What do the various icons on the status bar mean? *skip* > * How do the "Notify" and "FileWatcher" functionality work? notify uses pynotify or an own fallback to provide notifications filewatcher is a messy set of fallbacks to use gamin/fam/gio > Anyone have some quick answers to these? I'll continue exploring this > awesome piece of software. if there's a place in the documentation I should > look, please tell me that as well. > > Thanks! > ===== > --Ryan E. Freckleton
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