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I'm the author of http://tin.cr, it tries to solve this exact problem for Chrome Devtools. (someone else mentioned this in this thread).

I've spent some time thinking about the problem. In an ideal world a standardized protocol to push changes to a server would be awesome. I think it's unrealistic though to expect widespread adoption especially for existing frameworks to add code just for doing this. For example, have you ever heard of WebDAV? It was thought up along the same lines and it's virtually dead now.

A better solution for now would be for source maps to tell you the full local path to the original source file. Yes, in a world where we all develop from Chromebook-like devices against files in the cloud, this won't work. We are a long way from that world at the moment.

This was the original intent of the PUT method in HTTP.

When I try to install the extension I get the following error: "This application is not supported on this computer. Installation has been disabled." I have a Thinkpad T420s running windows 8 with Chrome Version 25.0.1364.152 m, any idea what's not compatible?

Neat. Out of interest, how does Tincr compare to LiveReload or CodeKit?

At the moment, it has two big drawbacks compared to those two

* The live reloading doesn't support full refreshes. You can only do live updating inside the running page. Chrome has built-in support for this. Works awesome for css. JavaScript support is a little flaky. * It doesn't support re-compiling Sass, LESS, CoffeeScript, etc. on a file change.

I'm actively working on fixing both problems.

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