I’ve started learning SuperCollider a few weeks ago. So far I really enjoy it, except for a few very annoying problems that I would like to fix. I think that it should be easy to find a solution. Here is a short list:
(I am running MacOs Mojave 10.14 on a MacBook Air 13")
The SuperCollider IDE is freezing my computer (no display refresh) on various occasions: on startup, when booting the server, when using DDWSnippets and inserting something, etc… It should be an issue related to the GUI implementation of the IDE. On every other video I’ve seen of the latest build of SuperCollider, there is no visible lag. I don’t really want to switch to Vim or NVim right now because I still want to learn with the full support of the IDE.
How can I configure some more precise editing buffer keybindings ? I’m used to the Vim keys or at least to a minimal Emacs editing style, but there is apparently none of this in SuperCollider. I am also writing on a french Azerty keyboard, which makes some keybindings unreachable or unrecognized.
I would be glad if some of you had a solution to this. I must not be the only one experiencing these things.
I come from the live-coding world, and I see a real potential in discovering SC. It’s very harsh, verbose and uneasy, but it’s definitely rewarding!
scvim works very well with tmux, but I would recommend using scnvim (with NeoVim) instead. Needs less configuration and you just use neovim –without tmux–. I started with scvim but switched to scnvim and I’m very happy with it. I really recommend it for live coding.
@Felix_Maxwell: I used Emacs (in fact Spacemacs) a lot a few month ago, but it always sounded like overkill for me. I just regret the wonderful org-mode. I switched back to just terminal (with Ranger) and Vim. I liked it so far.
@scazan & @loopier : I installed NeoVim and SCNVim last evening, but I still have issues with it or at least questions about it. I haven’t been able to configure the auto-completion correctly, and haven’t look so far at configuring the keybindings.
Does it mean that for the moment, there is no way of saving the basic IDE?
I’ve submitted the bug on GitHub. I can still use the IDE for now, and wait for a solution later. Is there a way to add a keybinding for things such as go to the beginning / end of the line, go the next / previous line / word? That would be everything I need to be fully operational.