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Sublime Text X

Now that Sublime Text 1.4 is out in the wild, it’s time to look towards the next version. Previously, development has progressed via regular beta releases. There are some grander plans for the next version, which require bigger changes than the beta releases can deliver. Sublime Text X is the solution.

Sublime Text X is a new application built around the same editing core as Sublime Text. Building a new application shell gives the opportunity to make some fundamental improvements to the day to day editing workflow. It will eventually morph into the next stable version of Sublime Text, which will likely be Sublime Text 2.0.

Sublime Text X is currently in alpha status: it works, but it’s missing many features compared to Sublime Text, and isn’t yet ready to be used for every day text editing. It’s available as a preview for registered users: it will be opened to non-registered users at a later date, after it’s progressed beyond the alpha stage.

Sublime Text X is cross platform, with downloads available now for Windows, OS X and Linux. Downloads and more information are available on the Sublime Text X page.

Jon Skinner


  1. Very exciting – wondered what you’d been up to Jon!

    Will the final version be a free upgrade for registered users?

    Comment by Tom A — September 18, 2010 @ 2:13 am

  2. Looks great! I’m a big Sublime Text fan and I’m glad to be able to have the option to use it on Linux as well!

    Comment by Taylor — September 18, 2010 @ 8:53 am

  3. Tom A: Pricing or lack thereof is still up in the air

    Comment by Jon Skinner — September 18, 2010 @ 10:07 am

  4. purchased a copy as to support the osx dev

    Comment by J — September 21, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

  5. [...] to other editors—but I think it’s worth it. The developer’s next project is making SublimeText cross-platform (must be a registered member to preview). I enjoy using SublimeText on the rare occasions I’m [...]

    Pingback by » Blog Archive » VIM, TextMate and SublimeText — September 24, 2010 @ 3:08 am

  6. Very exciting. I’ve been waiting for this.

    Comment by Kevin M — September 24, 2010 @ 3:22 am

  7. (Echo) Also just purchased a copy – to support OSX dev. (Alpha isn’t working too well – sitting tight for updates!)

    Comment by dtm — September 26, 2010 @ 12:00 am

  8. It is possible to test Text X for a Linux user? I don’t own any previous version of Sublime?


    Comment by Marco — October 4, 2010 @ 9:04 pm

  9. Marco,

    You can run Sublime Editor v1.4 under Wine in Linux, or better still – you can test Sublime X and support the native Linux build by purchasing a genuine copy!

    Comment by dtm — October 5, 2010 @ 8:14 pm

  10. @dtm
    Good idea,

    i will check out 1.4 with Wine. I have problems using the tab-Key. But maybe I figure it out.


    Comment by Marco — October 6, 2010 @ 12:53 am

  11. X looks great. Once it becomes usable for daily use and maybe even sooner, I will definitely buy a copy.

    I have an CAD type application to convert to some cross-platform GUI library so I was wondering if you are using a GUI library like wxWidgets or GTK and if you had any difficulties embedding Python?

    Thanks in advance,

    Comment by DanFabrizio — October 12, 2010 @ 2:03 am

  12. As SublimeText X (2) is still in early development I think it might be a good idea to say that Sublime would greatly benefit from doing this:

    Comming from VIM I really miss modal editing.

    Comment by nuttendorfer — October 12, 2010 @ 4:23 am

  13. stumbled over this editor by accident — looks very interesting, i especially like this minimap feature very much. looking forward to the mac osx release — i think i would by a license, if it get’s to a state, where it’s somehow usable (late alpha or early beta). anyway — keep up the good work!

    Comment by harald — October 13, 2010 @ 11:27 pm

  14. hello again,

    i’ve played around a little bit with sublime text 1.4 on osx using wine. it’s really fun. i have two questions though:

    - why do we have a vertical scroll-bar, when we have the minimap, which indeed could replace the scroll-bar? (just move it to the right, but i think you’ve already done this, when i look at the sublime text x screens?)
    - could we please get bigger screenshots of sublime text x? thanks! :-)

    kind regards,

    Comment by harald — October 15, 2010 @ 12:53 am

  15. While I quite like the vertical tabs idea, I use a portrait monitor for code, so horizontal space is a premium. Will this be configurable?

    Comment by Matt — October 18, 2010 @ 12:31 am

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