XML News from Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Macromates has released Textmate 1.5.4 (1324), a €39 payware text editor for Mac OS X. This is a bug fix release of which my favorite is, "TextMate no longer pays tribute to human sacrifices, rape, nor does it show a picture of the God of the deaths in your dock." I'm not quite sure what this means, but I vaguely recall there used to be a picture of Neptune or some such in the splash screen at startup.

A lot of people like TextMate and I bought a copy to see what all the fuss was about, but so far I haven;t been converted from BBEdit. The lack of multifile search and replace just killed it for me, though perhaps I can fake that using projects. BbEdit's interface for this is imperfect (and got worse in the 8.x series) but it does seem superior to TextMate's. Likely, someone who didn't have years of experience getting used to BBEdit's quirks might feel differently. Indeed my biggest complaints about BBEdit are usuallyt when they change the interface from one version to the next.