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Re: What's happening

Postby SteveCooperOrg on Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:06 pm

I've been fiddling with WPF a little (as in, about three hours) and it does look like it might be suitable for doing sublime-like supplemental programs. Here's my current attempt at a sublime-style window;


Two things strike me;

1) It should not be too difficult to create apps which are 'satellite' to Sublime and which are launched from Sublime commands. I'm going to experiment with a file and folder tool which will load when Sublime loads and which monitors Sublime's open files. I may also be able to put together a library of sublime-like controls for WPF. If so, any other .Net developers out there may be able to use it to create dialogues and forms.
2) If Jon could host WPF controls (and I have _NO_ idea how hard this would be) then we might be able to have a panel which contains a WPF control. This would mean that someone other than Jon could develop some of those things that people are looking for -- like project management.

As yet it's very early days, but WPF+IronPython might be a good basis for some package development.

(EDIT: I should be clear. WPF is the Windows Presentation Foundation, the GUI system used by Intellipad and the newest .net GUI system. Intellipad also has a python-based plugin system, which I assume is IronPython)
Maybe what you're looking for is at the http://www.sublimetextwiki.com
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Re: What's happening

Postby eric1235711 on Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:28 pm

jps wrote:
- Remove the dependency on hardware rendering, enabling Sublime to run in situations where it's not available, such as virtual machines.

I completely agree with this. As I already said before, the minimap can be something simpler such WinMerge one:


That IntelliPad is quite beautiful. But in my opinion, Microsoft = trash, last week I took 3 days+ to install my ex-beloved VisualStudio and 2 days+ to make SQL Server EXPRESS work in my computer. :cry:

Once someone said me "I like Microsoft products because they work" (against linux and OpenSource stuff)... well, maybe they can work, but to make them work is another story... :evil:

well, enough of hatery.

sublimator wrote:
Sublime Forum Users: 78
E Forum Users : 1725

Well, I used E just a little because it started buggying. I asked for help in the forum, but they weren't carrying about it...

As people say there in Brazil "marketing/advertising is the soul of the business".
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Re: What's happening

Postby Simon on Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:03 pm

I'm a bit late to the party but I still wanted to share my thoughts on the matter.

The core is almost perfect. Most things we can add using the API so time should be concentrated on the things we have no control over. Things such as the sticky search highlighting and the tweaks to Find behaviour that have been mentioned elsewhere.

The renderer rewrite sounds like a big job but I must say that it would be nice to use Sublime when I'm accessing Windows via Remote Desktop. Perhaps something to do more for fun than mass benefit.

Regarding sales. I believe that Sublime will continue to gain momentum; it's just a matter of time for the word to spread. All who have seen it love the sublime editing experience. It truly is the best.
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Re: What's happening

Postby gtipton on Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:30 am

Hi all - Just experimented with sublime for a couple weeks and decided I'd be forever disappointed if I didn't purchase a license. So I did. However, and I probably should have done this in reverse order, I'd like to confirm what the outcome of this thread was. It appears Jon decided to keep development alive and not go down the open source route, but I didn't see that actually posted anywhere. Is there a roadmap for sublime? Regardless, I think it's a great editor as-is and I'm not disappointed by the hefty contribution.

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Re: What's happening

Postby jps on Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:45 am

Hi Geoff - welcome to the forums!

Development is certainly alive, and I expect it to stay that way in the foreseeable future.

There's no published roadmap per-se, largely because what's at the top of the priority list has changed reasonably often in the past. The current short term plans are to add some more polish to the current beta, and get that shipped into a stable version, migrating project support out of beta status. Slightly longer term, I'm expecting to focus mostly on the Python API, so that more features can be implemented as plugins.
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Re: What's happening

Postby gtipton on Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:02 am

Hey, thanks for the quick response! Glad to see that sublime is alive and well, and will be for the foreseeable future. I'm looking forward to checking out the future versions.
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Re: What's happening

Postby gregor.hoch on Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:31 pm

Just wanted to say that I love ST! I would love open source but I completely understand what John said about open sourcing a commercial project. Here is what would help: using github to manage the language and other default packages so that the community can fix and improve them.
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Re: What's happening

Postby mark4 on Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:07 pm

I have mixed feelings about ST going open source but at the same time I think your also placing too high a strain on yourself. I see you either (temporarilly?) abandoning some of your deisng/development goals or simply allowing yourself however long it takes you to accomplish them and not worrying about all the "is this project dead?" noise.

You could also hire someone to help you meet your goals but this might require a price bump. Which ever way you decide to go you have my support. Till I get work that will have to be moral support tho :)
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Re: What's happening

Postby wbond on Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:25 pm

Please be sure to note that this thread is from 2009, before Sublime Text 2 was announced.
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Re: What's happening

Postby gregor.hoch on Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:50 pm

haha, I didn't realize. Thanks wbond for pointing that out. I guess I was too excited about news... :)
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