Now that this has been out for a week has anyone got anything more to say about it?
Have you found it useful, not useful (and if so why)?
I’m currently working on a major revision which should hopefully include Dropbox integration (and other improvements), this will allow you to directly update or initially publish your WIP game(s) straight from the IDE. You’ll also be able to sync your IDE settings and preferences with Dropbox, so they’ll be automatically applied when you log in.
That said, there are two ways I can approach the integration, which I would love some opinions on:
#1 I can have the app (when authorized) set up its own internal folder in your Dropbox, it will then be able to read, write and do whatever to anything inside that folder and that folder alone.
#2 I can have the app (when authorized) able to access your entire Dropbox, but only certain file types (so that will probably be just .txt files).
The actual functionality shouldn’t be affected either way, it’s just whether or not people would prefer to be able to set up their Dropbox exactly how they want to and still be able to use the IDE, or whether or not you’d rather have more peace-of-mind (accidental deletion etc) but be required to move any published game WIPs etc into the IDE folder (note that it does act just like the public folder, so they’ll still be playable).
Any and all opinions on that or any aspect of the IDE are much appreciated!