I would like a way to have an add-in do the following:
1. Find a given jsl script on the user's computer
2. Run that jsl.
The reason for this request:
When I develop scripts for my group, I would like for them to use Add-ins rather than scripts. I've found this increases ease-of-use and adoption rate. However, each time I update to a script used in an Add-in:
a. I need save the updated script, then re-save it to the Add-in (Using the "Run JSL in this file:" option. Note that this saves a static copy of the script to the Add-in. Subsequent changes to the JSL are not reflected in the Add-in).
b. Push the Add-in to our git repo.
c. Notify all the users that a new version of the add-in has been created, and they will need to re-install the add-in in order to use.
I'd like to not have to bother my group with constant update notifications that require their action.
Instead, I'd like to make my add-in a simple "Include" command that points to the jsl file on their computer (Using the "Run this JSL:" option instead). The jsl file will be updated whenever they pull from the repo, and the add-in installed on their computer simply call that each time. Thus, the add-in would not require any changes on the users' computers.
The problem is that the "Include" command in the add-in will somehow have to know where to find the jsl on the user's computer. I can't assume that every user will have the same directory structure on their computers, and can't make that a requirement either.
It would be nice if the add-in had a feature where it could be given just a *.jsl file name and it would search the user's computer for it. Even nicer would be if it could save this location somewhere, so that subsequent calls of the add-in could just use this location and wouldn't need to search the entire computer.
Possibly a slightly easier-to-implement option would be to have the Add-In open a file search window if it can't find the specified jsl file in the default search path, and let the user navigate to the name. Again though, I would want the addin to save this location somewhere so that the user would only need to do this once.