Considering you cannot reload plugins like scripts, what’s everyone’s recommended workflow in developing / testing a plugin? Reinstalling & restarting Glyphs every time you make a change seems super cumbersome.
I put an alias to the plugin into the Plugin folder. Then you don’t need to reinstall. Then hold Opt key and right click on the app icon and “Force Quit” and another normal click on the app icon. So restarting takes only a few seconds.
If you are working on an algorithm, you can put the code in a script as that doesn’t need a restart. Some functionality of plugins is available in scripts, too. e.g.: you can draw to the edit view.
And you should also check out my Skedge Plugin which is basically there for you to prototype develop plugins and get the (visual) result in real time. It’s free and you can install from the Plugin Manager.
I see—these tricks are helpful.
Thank you Georg and Mark!