Program: Scout (Sass and Compass Editor)
License: Open Source
Description: Scout is a cross-platform app that delivers the power of Sass & Compass into the hands of web designers.
Scout helps make your CSS workflow a snap by delivering more control, optimization, and organization. No developer required.
Not a single person? :C
I guess I'll have to learn how to use ThinApp.
Looks interesting, but it hasn't been actively developed in 2+ years and never reached an obviously stable (at least version 1.0) state.
I wouldn't be surprised if there aren't other, more actively developed solutions like this. If you can find a similar (but active) program I may be able to convince my boss that it would be useful/required for work, and thus make time to package it.
Otherwise outside of work I'm having difficulty finding the time to develop my own programs, let alone package up anything new for here.
Thanks for replying. Yes, while it is 'stable' for daily use, it never got a 1.0 release.
I'll try to find something else! Maybe brackets (http://brackets.io/) have some plugin that answer my necessities. I just use scout as a pre-processor for sass, so isn't the end of the world
What kills me is that all the sass->css processors I find always need ruby on rails to work, so that's a headache for me.
There are a few Brackets extensions for Sass, and BracketstoIX specifically says it does Compass as well.
Otherwise a quick search did find some alternatives for Scout.
Koala seemed to jump out at me specifically, but have look through that list and get back to me as to what is good. If you can check them out before the weekend I may find time to package it up then as it will be a long weekend here.
I can use brackets on the office (he is almost portable by nature, so you just need to extract the msi package), but seems like the sass compiler side of BracketstoIX have Ruby listed as dependencies (https://github.com/apptoix/bracketstoix#compiler), so I'll probably can't use it (admin privileges is an issue :p)
So Koala seems to be the best option, since it have real-time compilation, and built-in Ruby for the windows version.
Again, thanks for the interest!
Had a look into the portability requirements of Koala, was getting worried when I saw it was node-webkit based (one of the ways to package node-webkit apps makes for terrible portability), but it is all good.
I'm currently trying to get past a little hiccup in the creation of the installer, and will let you know if/when I have the package up.
Hiccup worked around, I can package it successfully from the root of my drive.
Working on it now, so will have it up within the next few days, if not today.
Dev test thread is here.
Sorry for the late response! Thank you so, so much 'u'
I'll try it as soon as I get home
The new version of Scout-App is semi-portable.
It stores a settings file in your appdata folder. That settings file will contain your list of projects, language, and theme settings that are loaded on start. Beyond that though it can be ran off a flash drive for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, and likely future versions of Windows as well. Works 32 or 64 bit OSs.
If you wanted to copy your settings file it's located in:
But with the auto-import and auto-guessing features setting it up on a new machine will likely only take a few seconds anyways.
Beta version is located here:
When the official release comes out it will be at the usual site (which still shows the old app)
Scout-App 2 has a new site