August 10, 2012, 11:22 AM —
Allan Odgaard, creator of TextMate, a text editor for Mac, will remain involved in the project, but decided to let users get involved.
The long delay in the development of TextMate 2 led many users to worry it was being abandoned. Not so, says Odgaard. Announced several years ago, the alpha version of the program was released last December.
The GPL 3 license allows other developers to modify and redistribute TextMate 2, but they can't charge money for the new distribution. Files are already on GitHub. Odgaard does mention he may revise the license so TextMate 2 can be bundled with commercial products.
Too little too late
I really like TextMate but lack of development over the last years caused me to switch to Sublime2 and never going back.
throttlemeister on tuaw.com
I'll add to the chorus of Sublime Text 2 switchers. Thanks for the memories TM, but I suspect I won't be coming back.
michaelward82 on tuaw.com
TextMate, the Quicksilver of editors.
tbye on tuaw.com
So it is going to be free or we need to compile it to save 45 euros?
Christian Giordano on thenextweb.com
It looks to me as though the source is freely downloadable from github if you want to compile it yourself, but the Mac installer version is being sold at its usual price.
SiVal on news.ycombinator.com
Did you use TextMate? Will you get involved in helping to develop TextMate 2?