Komodo 5 in under construction but developers can start to appreciate the new features working with alphas and SVN sources…
Another weapon is available to Komodo extension developer, version 5 make easier to be informed when the document attached to a view changes.
A couple of new events (remember notifications are no more supported for view operations) are finally available
Both events put into event.originalTarget the view involved and the view.document object is never null.
Obviously can be null the view.document.file property, for example when user chooses File|New File… from menu.
The code shown below creates a new document and attaches it to the current view, developer doesn’t need to notify using its own code but it is sufficient to listen the standard view_document_attached
var uri = "..";
var newDoc = Components
// At this time Komodo 5 fires the view_document_attached event
ko.views.manager.currentView.document = newDoc;
view_opened bug fix
The well known 4.4.x notification/event view_opened has been fixed on Komodo 5 to have the document property correctly set.
Prior Komodo 5 the view sent during notification had (amazingly!) the document set to null 😯
The view_opened and view_document_attached are strictly related, when a file is opened the view receives both events.
Klint will use view_document_attached to disable syntax checking based on file path regular expressions (eg disable syntax checker for all “.*log” files)