[TxMt] Re: TextMate 2, I give it up

Allan Odgaard mailinglist at textmate.org
Thu Aug 7 09:02:01 UTC 2008

There is no financial constraint, nor is it “lack of competition” that  
dictates the speed of development.

It did take years to reach the present 1.5 version, and that was with  
me spending all my time on the project, working far more than what is  
probably healthy.

On 7 Aug 2008, at 10:37, Nigel Green wrote:

> I would be interested to know if there is a financial constraint to
> the development. I would be more than happy to pay for my copy ahead
> of time to put some money into a front-end development pot for Allan.
> Marillion did a similar thing by asking fans to pay for a new album to
> help cover the costs of recording and production which they couldn't
> cover up front. I'd hate to think that development time was proving
> hard to come by because a promise has been made for a free upgrade
> that is proving hard to deliver.
> However, I imagine there is only a very small core of users
> contributing here who would be as willing to do this. Managing the
> roll-out of a paid upgrade after promising a free one could be, in the
> words of Peep Show's Mark Corrigan, 'an administrative shit-storm'.
> Nigel
> On 7 Aug 2008, at 08:15, Jacob Rus wrote:
>> Christopher Boerger wrote:
>>> Why are people so defensive about talking about it? Perhaps
>>> I missed a TextMate 2.0 mega-flame battle prior to subscribing to
>>> this
>>> list.
>> It's more that the question gets asked every week, and every week the
>> answer is the same :)
>>> Basic features like split panes
>>> windows and a decent undo system are missing. Because those features
>>> are so basic it means their absence is felt nearly every time I use
>>> TextMate.
>> Of course, everyone has a different idea of which features are
>> “basic”. ;)
>> -Jacob
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