If you are new to nikki, you might want to read this introductory post I wrote a while ago.
I figured out the best way to document these changes, besides writing a blog post, would be to document them with Github issues and by beefing up the README — so you should definitely have a look there.
The biggest change is that you are now gonna be running nikki
as a detached process:
once you start nikki you will see it running on port
9123 (by default)
and you will be able to stop it with a simple
nikki --stop; to
check whether nikki is running simply run a
This change was made possible using node’s spawning capabilities
and dnode, which lets you
in NodeJS: once you start nikki the main process spawns itself,
the spawned one listens on
9124 for signals and the main process
ends; when we issue
nikki --stop we will just be sending a
shutdown signal to the spawned nikki
process through an RPC call.
- added the
ctrl + shift + lshortcut to close editor tabs
- once you re-open nikki, tabs that were open at the time you closed will be open again
- using jQuery 2.X
- “open in github” you can now configure nikki so that
once you use the
ctrl + gshortcut in a file it will open it, in github, in a new broser tab
- added filesystem icons from fontawesome
- when you search for files, now, the file path will be shown next to the filename (so if you have 3
index.jsin your codebase… …no worries anymore!)
- debug mode, so that you can troubleshoot problems in an easier way
- navigation used to show incorrect paths
- inconsistencies with the file search
- shortcuts conflicts with the ACE editor
How to get all these changes?
As simple as running an
npm install -g nikki if this is the first time
you hear about it: for the ones who already have it installed on their
systems simply run a
npm update -g nikki.
Then open a terminal, type
nikki and let the show begin!
I will be implementing filesystem operations in these days (delete / create files and folders) and probably refactor some of the key frontend components, like the keyboard shortcuts.
Keep an eye on the github project and let me know your feedback!