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TextMate: A full-featured text editor
Authored by: zebradung on Jan 19, '05 07:57:29PM

Yeah ... maybe $50 is a good purchase ... but free is free.

Trying TextWrangler for just a short time & I'm sold ...

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TextMate: A full-featured text editor
Authored by: wdnx on Jan 20, '05 12:00:45PM
Yeah ... maybe $50 is a good purchase ... but free is free.

Well here's something you get for your $50 that you won't get with TextWrangler: A developer who openly solicits suggestions for improvement, and who will actually tell you which new features he's planning on adding and when he's hoping to get them done by. Add to that a fairly rapid release schedule, so you don't have to wait 18 months to get those features you've been waiting for (i.e. you don't have to wait for FTP compatibility because he still has to add another handful of features -- the important stuff gets released when its completed). I'm sure the releases will slow down as the codebase starts to stabilize, but I don't see the "roadmap" disappearing.

I know that it's Bare Bones policy to not comment on future releases, and they have some good reasons for choosing this policy. But as a user, it's very maddening. I had to drop their mail client because (among other, lesser issues) they would never say if they were even considering adding IMAP support.

Anyway, you can use whatever editor you like... it's no skin off my nose. I just wanted to point out that you are getting something for that $50

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