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Sublime Text X 20110110

Postby jps on Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:26 am

Sublime Text X 20110110 is available now. Initially this was going to be a fit and finish release only, but I got a bit carried away.

I generally try not to release new versions too often, but I think it was worth it for this one.

The primary new feature is support for build systems. This works in a similar fashion to Sublime Text 1.x, but with a bit more flexibility, and the ability to detect the right build system for the current file. The .sublime-build files themselves are JSON now, too. The subprocess launching is taken care of via python, and makes use of the new output panel API.

The menu layout has been changed around, to make sure that more of the functionality is listed in the menu, and that the more interesting, multiple selection related, functionality is more prominent.

OSX and Linux platforms have also received some individual polish, with some OSX key binding issues being resolved, and the X11 selection buffer (aka middle click paste) being supported on Linux.

The full list of changes is at http://www.sublimetext.com/x.
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Re: Sublime Text X 20110110

Postby marksteve on Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:44 am

Really on fire! The latest changelog is pretty packed for a 4-day release :O
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Re: Sublime Text X 20110110

Postby HelgeG on Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:48 am

I am very happy to have purchased a Sublime Text license. With X being cross platform, I have may just have found my holy grail of text editors.

On OSX, I do have one feature request, and that is support for the ODB editor protocol (http://www.barebones.com/support/develop/odbsuite.html). I am currently using QuickCursor to edit text fields from any application in ODB-supported editors, and if Sublime supported ODB, I could also use this editor with QuickCursor.

Another question: From what I see, the programming API is a bit different between Sublime Text and Sublime Text X. I know it is early days still, but is the new API documented anywhere, or am I better of just browsing existing plugins?

Thanks for making Sublime, it really is an editor that I am growing to love.


Cheers,
Helge
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Re: Sublime Text X 20110110

Postby jps on Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:18 am

HelgeG wrote:On OSX, I do have one feature request, and that is support for the ODB editor protocol (http://www.barebones.com/support/develop/odbsuite.html).


I'll add it to the todo list

Another question: From what I see, the programming API is a bit different between Sublime Text and Sublime Text X. I know it is early days still, but is the new API documented anywhere, or am I better of just browsing existing plugins?


Yeah, plugins for Sublime Text 1.x will not work with X, although the conversion is generally fairly straight forward. There's no documentation for the new API, and it's still missing some important parts compared to 1.x (e.g., no quick panel API yet). Hopefully it won't be too long until it's available.
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Re: Sublime Text X 20110110

Postby HelgeG on Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:52 pm

Great!

Looking at some of the existing packages for examples, I managed to port a simple word count command to Sublime Text X, and I am happy about that. For now it only prints the word count to the console, as I couldn't find out how to access the status bar. Being a newbie both to Python and Sublime Text (X), it is a bit of trial and error, but great fun.
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Re: Sublime Text X 20110110

Postby schmiidt on Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:05 pm

I have been using Sublime Text X for a week now without any crashes. All my problems with Remote Desktop and Sublime Text are gone. Great work!

I like the new "file selection" menu a lot, but I cannot say the same for the new sidebar ;-) . The sidebar carries to much information (FILES/GROUPS and FOLDERS), which is not related in my opinion. It does not feel right to have tabs and project folders mixed in the sidebar. Groups of tabs are logically related to the views and not the sidebar. It is hard to tell what files you are looking at in a split screen. The old tab design did not have this problem, because tabs and views were integrated into one coherent widget. The separation of tabs from views in X is very confusing and headlines like GROUP 1, 2, 3 and 4 indicates to me that something is wrong.

I have a few minor observations too :)

- It is not possible to overwrite read-only files.
- I prefer YAML over JSON when it comes to selecting a more human-friendly configuration format.
- I see that the build system is back. I have hoped to see some improvements in this area along the following lines (viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1237&p=5528&hilit=Ad+hoc#p5528).

Cheers
Jesper
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Re: Sublime Text X 20110110

Postby adzenith on Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:40 pm

I am so pumped about the Find in Files buffer results. This is perfect. Thanks!

A couple of things:
If I use Select File to try to open a file that no longer exists (because it's keeping track of recently opened files) then whatever buffer used to be open for quick-preview stays open even after the Select File dialog goes away.

If there are no windows open, then the "Find in Files" panel doesn't take focus when it's opened.
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Re: Sublime Text X 20110110

Postby adzenith on Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:29 pm

A couple of requests for keybindings:
- option-delete (i.e. control-backspace) doesn't work in quick-panels, such as the find panel or the Select File panel.
- could you also maybe add keyboard shortcuts in the find panel for regex, match case, whole word, etc.?
- is there a command that emulates the functionality of the "Replace" button in the replace panel? I tried "replace" but it didn't work. :P
Thanks!
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Re: Sublime Text X 20110110

Postby adzenith on Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:19 pm

Could you make it so I can drag folders/files onto the dock icon to open them?
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Re: Sublime Text X 20110110

Postby luislavena on Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:44 pm

jps wrote:
    Added '--new-window' command line paramter, to open the given files or folders in a new window


Thank you for adding it, but a minor problem. It doesn't trigger a new instance, just a new window. Because of that, clicking on Hot Exit or hitting Alt+F4 terminates all the instances.

A second item is that the new window do not inherit the settings of the parent. For example, the minimap is shown, but I've disabled it. Also the size of the window is reduced.

All this under Windows 7 x64 Ultimate using Windows x64 version of SublimeText X

Thank you.
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