NotVCS - A .vex unpacker and repacker!

  1. last week

    DarkMakesRobots

    Sep 9 Austin, TX 2158A

    Vex Coding Studio doesn't seem to be the ideal coding studio at the moment. Sure, it's a brand new thing, and it's going to have it's flaws, but another IDE wil usually just be better. But, what if you want to use the official API still?

    Well, I'm glad you asked. Introducing:

    NotVCS

    NotVCS is a python script that can extract and repack .vex files. Thats about all I have to say here. If you are interested in using it, it is available for free on this github repo.

    This software is still in it's early stages and will almost certainly be riddled with bugs. Please make backups of your vex files before using.

  2. theol0403

    Sep 9 Courtenay, BC, Canada 7842F

    I love it =).
    Useful for people who need version control or another IDE, but are somehow required to use VCS.
    Too bad it does not allow you to create multiple files within the .vex file, I guess VCS can only handle robot-config.h and main.cpp. It would be cool if it could repack automatically on file change and notify VCS to reload the file, though I would be surprised if that was possible.
    Nice work.

  3. DarkMakesRobots

    Sep 11 Austin, TX 2158A
    Edited last week by DarkMakesRobots

    Update:

    Beta 1.1 is out. New features:
    -Preprocessor mode - Allows actual multi-file support

    Please not that this beta may be buggy. Use preprocessor mode at your own risk.

  4. 6 days ago

    DarkMakesRobots

    Sep 14 Austin, TX 2158A

    Another Update is out:

    New features:

    • Auto-open VCS after precompiling with -o
    • Text at top of file to discourage editing after processing

    Still probably buggy. At the moment, Auto-open only works on Windows.

 

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