A plugin for both Sublime Text 2 and 3 that allows alarms to be set X hours / X minutes into the future or at XX:XX time.
Need to be able to get your head down and bury yourself in your code without missing that important meeting? This really simple plugin allows you to quickly set alarms either a number of hours / minutes into the future or at a particular time. Includes that all important snooze functionality in case you're not quite done yet.
The plugin has a few dependencies on other software to make the actual alarm sound. On windows a tiny (4KB) executable (with source code) is provided to play wav / mp3 files. In OSX the dependency is on afplay which should be available from version 10.5+. In linux the dependency is on aplay which relies on ALSA being present and does not play mp3 files, only wav. The commands and alarm files are configured in the settings file so you are free to amend both the command used and the alarm sound if you wish.
At present the plugin is not in package control so you will need to install manually.
Using GIT (recommended):
Go to the Packages directory (
Browse Packages…). Then clone this
git clone git://github.com/CodeEffect/AlarmClock
Downoad a zip of the project (click on the zip icon further up the page) and extract
it into your packages directory (
Go to the "Packages" directory (
Browse Packages…). Then clone this
Default key bindings
f8 - Shows all options as a quick panel list
shift+f8 - Add new alarm
After a considerable amount of tinkering trying to get a cross platform pc speaker beep working a different route was decided upon. Windows and ST3 worked without issue using winsound on ST3. I was using threading to ensure that the beep continued while the ok / cancel diaglog was displayed but unfortunately on ST2 (at least on win) the OK cancel dialog halted execution of the other thread as well. I managed to get a PC speaker beep on win ST2 by calling a tiny vbscript file which itself called a tiny batch file which echo'd a bell character to the console. the vbscript file was required to hide the console window that would otherwise have popped up. The batch file itself was needed as echo'ing the bell character straight into the ST console just printed [BEL] rather than making a sound. I believe that a similar approach would have worked with Linux / OSX but after some digging it became apparent that at least on Ubuntu the PC speaker was disabled out of the box in some configurations. This, combined with the other issues encountered along the way pushed me to seek a simpler, more robust method.
Compiling the mp3 player for windows
I used bloodshed Dev-C++ to compile the code. Apart from main.c all that was required was to link WinMM.Lib and libwinmm.a against the project. Once built I used the UPX packer with the command:
upx.exe --ultra-brute --overlay=strip mp3.exe This brought the size down from just under 20KB or so to 4KB.
Alarm clock is licensed under the MIT license.
Copyright (c) 2013 Steven Perfect firstname.lastname@example.org
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