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Sublime Text

#1 Post by Midas » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:39 am

Although it is payware, I believe Sublime Text deserves an entry here -- it doesn't expire and is one of the very few programs of its kind entirely cross-platform, as it's available for Windows x32 and x64, as well as MacOS and Linux, allegedly portable in all of them (maybe not so surprising since it's Python based).
  • [url]http://www.sublimetext.com/[/url] author wrote:Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance. Some things users love about Sublime Text: distraction free mode, goto anything, multiple selections, command palette, split editing, instant project switch, plugin api, customize anything.
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    (Animated screenshots viewable at the homepage)
Sublime Text 2 downloads: http://www.sublimetext.com/2.
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Re: Sublime Text

#2 Post by webfork » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:50 am

Yes, the animation on the home page was very interesting. I couldn't figure out how to direct link so ...
http://www.sublimetext.com/

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Re: Sublime Text

#3 Post by guinness » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:50 pm

I was recommended this by a professional developer I know who uses Ruby in everyday life. I checked the website before TPFC, so was surprised they had a Portable version for 32-bit/64-bit. I will be testing this over the next couple of days. I might even adopt it for coding in AutoIt?!
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Re: Sublime Text

#4 Post by Midas » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:39 am

A rather relevant feature of Sublime Text that wasn't mentioned here is that it is almost fully binary compatible with the much praised TextMate editor (MacOS only, as far as I know).

Also, Beta (but very stable) versions of the coming Sublime Text 3 (available for Windows 32 & 64 bits -- both installable and portable -- Linux, also 32 & 64 bits, in deb and tarball packages, and MacOS v10.7 and later) can now be freely downloaded from http://www.sublimetext.com/3.

P.S.: Should you decide to try Sublime Text, be sure to check the "Preferences | Settings -- Default" and "Preferences | Browse Packages..." menu options.

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Re: Sublime Text

#5 Post by robertcollier4 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:59 am

guinness wrote:I might even adopt it for coding in AutoIt?!
Here are AutoIt and AutoHotkey syntax coloring and feature packages for SublimeText:
https://github.com/robertcollier4/AutoItScript
To use - download as ZIP from github and unzip to a subdirectory named AutoItScript in the Data\Packages folder.
https://github.com/robertcollier4/AutoHotkey
To use - download as ZIP from github and unzip to a subdirectory named AutoHotkey in the Data\Packages folder.

For more custom packages or for automatic installation of packages, check out Sublime wbond package control community page:
http://wbond.net/sublime_packages/community

And some links to get started on finding a theme you like:
https://github.com/nilium/st2-nil-theme
https://github.com/netatoo/phoenix-theme
http://tmtheme-editor.herokuapp.com/
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Re: Sublime Text

#6 Post by Midas » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:04 am

  • This seems to be a Chrome only resource; got the following message when I tried to access: "Only works in Google Chrome at the moment, since HTML5 APIs it uses are not available in other browsers yet..."

    On a lateral note, I found the Aqua AppKit theme (https://github.com/cafarm/aqua-theme) the most viewable in Windows XP -- the gloominess of most ST themes and schemes didn't quite agree with my prevalent mindset... :)

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Re: Sublime Text

#7 Post by robertcollier4 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:33 am

http://docs.sublimetext.info/en/latest/
This is the best documentation to get started learning advanced features.

http://www.sublimetext.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=5
The most compelling reason to switch to Sublime is because of its plugin API which allows you to add almost any feature / automation specific to your workflow.

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Re: Sublime Text

#8 Post by guinness » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:33 pm

I have had the fortunate pleasure of using this for writing HTML5 and CSS3, as well as JavaScript and standard text files. I have to say it's a brilliant editor which comes with alot of in-built features, as well as excellent packages that can be installed via the package manager (separate download.)
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Re: Sublime Text

#9 Post by Specular » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:24 pm

Sublime Text is a pretty awesome application. Started using it in 2012 and it really impressed me with the unique multi-cursors, well thought-out default keybindings, UI, reconfigurability, and packages for almost useful purpose.

Found this great series of Sublime Text 2 interface guides which covers the interface, features and some recommended packages. Well worth watching for anyone curious.

Although a commercial product in ST2 the free evaluation period never actually expires, with only a dialog message appearing only once every couple dozen saves. Completely acceptable for such an app I feel.

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Re: Sublime Text

#10 Post by Midas » Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:08 am

Sublime Text current stable version for both 32 and 64 bits Windows is v2.0.2, released 2013-07-13 (for changelog and portable download, see http://www.sublimetext.com/2).

Active Sublime Text development is ongoing with v3 betas, the latest being build 3065, released 2014-08-29 (changelog and portable download at http://www.sublimetext.com/3).

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Re: Sublime Text

#11 Post by freakazoid » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:32 pm

No one mentioned if Sublime Text is stealth or not. So here's the obligatory "is it stealth?" question :)
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Sublime Text

#12 Post by guinness » Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:38 am

Did you test it? I did and found it to be portable, but am wondering if you found something else?
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Re: Sublime Text

#13 Post by freakazoid » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:09 pm

I didn't test Sublime beforehand.

Just tested it and found that it's stealth. Sublime Text's Package Manager is probably the best thing about this editor. It's a little RAM hungry compared to the svelt AkelPad, but I could see myself switching to Sublime down the road. However, I'm going to stick with AkelPad for now.

One con I've found is Sublime's syntax highlighting doesn't handle inline CSS / JS well.

Take this PHP example:

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function foo {
    // some logic here
?>

    <script>
    // some js here
    </script>

<?php
}
Sublime will not know where the ending of the PHP function is.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Sublime Text

#14 Post by Midas » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:43 am

Topic update: after many years in development, Sublime Text 3(.0.3143) reached stable status (changelog at https://www.sublimetext.com/3#changelog).
Portable versions (untested!) available for download from the links above.

The crescently mandatory Ghacks.net review is at https://www.ghacks.net/2017/09/15/subli ... -0-is-out/. :wink:

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Re: Sublime Text

#15 Post by webfork » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:55 pm

It looks pretty amazing. The screenshot over on Ghacks has a big "UNREGISTERED" in the title bar, which got me curious how much it goes for and it looks like it's running $80 (USD).

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