Fix frozen spinner (#61)

Fixes #60

The `late final` field isn't instantiated until it is read, so without
forcing instantiation in the constructor there is no timer updating the
display. Move initialization back into the constructor.

Other cleanup:
- Remove the `_index` fields since it is otherwise identical to
  `_timer.ticks`.
- Use a Github Action config that more closely matches our other
  packages.
- Replace `homepage` with `repository` in the pubspec.

There are no existing tests for the spinner, and adding one would be a
large task - this code was not written with testability in mind. For now
leave this untested.
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README.md

A package to help in building Dart command-line apps.

In particular, cli_util provides a simple, standardized way to get the current SDK directory. Useful, especially, when building client applications that interact with the Dart SDK (such as the analyzer).

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Locating the Dart SDK

import 'dart:io';

import 'package:cli_util/cli_util.dart';
import 'package:path/path.dart' as path;

main(args) {
  // Get sdk dir from cli_util.
  String sdkPath = getSdkPath();
  
  // Do stuff... For example, print version string
  File versionFile = File(path.join(sdkPath, 'version'));
  print(versionFile.readAsStringSync());
}

Displaying output and progress

package:cli_util can also be used to help CLI tools display output and progress. It has a logging mechanism which can help differentiate between regular tool output and error messages, and can facilitate having a more verbose (-v) mode for output.

In addition, it can display an indeterminate progress spinner for longer running tasks, and optionally display the elapsed time when finished:

import 'package:cli_util/cli_logging.dart';

void main(List<String> args) async {
  bool verbose = args.contains('-v');
  Logger logger = verbose ? Logger.verbose() : Logger.standard();

  logger.stdout('Hello world!');
  logger.trace('message 1');
  await Future.delayed(Duration(milliseconds: 200));
  logger.trace('message 2');
  logger.trace('message 3');

  Progress progress = logger.progress('doing some work');
  await Future.delayed(Duration(seconds: 2));
  progress.finish(showTiming: true);

  logger.stdout('All ${logger.ansi.emphasized('done')}.');
  logger.flush();
}

Features and bugs

Please file feature requests and bugs at the issue tracker.