How to edit a package to have more settings?


#1

I’ve found a package that I rather like, but it’s quite young and doesn’t have the settings menu, so I wanted to build my own config-schema to add more to that, and then if I can get it to a reasonable standard I’d pull request it to the developer as a new feature.

The problem is, this would be my first attempt at trying to do that, and I can’t fathom even where to start, so wondered if I could get talked through it?

At the moment I’ve just configured it the old fashioned way through editing the variable directly in the source (package-name.coffee in the lib folder.)


#2

Have you taken a look at the documentation?


#3

Yeah I have, couldn’t really tell where to start though.

And: https://atom.io/docs/latest/hacking-atom-package-word-count is a dead link, it loops back to the top of the contents page.


#4

You can find the content it points to here:

http://flight-manual.atom.io/hacking-atom/sections/package-word-count/

I also submitted this PR to fix the old broken links in the API docs:

Unfortunately, this fix won’t show up in the API docs until v1.10.x, but … they’re fixed :grinning: