[TxMt] Re: Forced Updates?

Michael Lehn michael.lehn at uni-ulm.de
Wed May 13 18:53:38 UTC 2015

On 13 May 2015, at 15:50, Allan Odgaard <mailinglist at textmate.org> wrote:

> On 13 May 2015, at 1:32, Michael Lehn wrote:
>> in our Mac-Pool we installed TextMate 2 for our students.  Recently I have the
>> impression that we are forced to update TextMate every week.  Is this intended
>> or do I get something wrong?
> I am puzzled why you recently got this impression, as the last update was released the 26th of March, so there has been no updates for the last 6-7 weeks, even if you had changed the update preference from “normal releases” (default) to “nightly builds”.
> That said, the current TextMate beta builds do expire after 5 months, and they’ll notify you about this after 3 months. This is something some detest, so I’ll make it so that licensed users can choose to ignore this (in nearest future).
> Of course I would still prefer if (even licensed) users kept their version up-to-date since there are some interdependencies between the bundles and TextMate, i.e. knowing that no-one is running a version of TextMate older than 5 months means that bundles can be updated to rely on infrastructure that is at least 5 months old.
> There is a version dependence system for bundles, but we do not store old versions of bundles.

By “impression” I mean: every second week I have a computer lab session in this pool and pretty much each time
some students can’t start TextMate because they get the message that it’s outdated.  I will check what settings are
used in Textmate the next days.  As I am personally using VIM so I am not familiar about update settings used in
TextMate.  I understand that you are interested in users haven up-to-date versions.  But we would be more interested
in buying a license that works until the next Mac OS X version.  At least updates should happen via the AppStore so
that we apply all updates together once a month.

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