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ARM build?


I have the same problem, just bought Pinebook Pro and there is not much to write with - apart from terminal there is pluma, mousepad and probably VSCode. What do you use?



My company is even willing to pay for my Sublime Text license. But without ARM support I can’t use it on my Pinebook Pro - I don’t feel like using two different editors every day.

I know VS code doesn’t have an official build yet either but due to being open source so far works great on my PBP

8 years and counting… 25k views - still doesn’t seem important enough?

I even email ST sales email and they kindly pointed me here to “add your voice to the dedicated feature request page” which doesn’t seem to make a difference :disappointed:



I ave been using Sublime Text forever, I would love to be able to use it on my Pinebook Pro as well.



Adding more fuel for the fire here. Have been a Sublime Text license holder for for nearly ten years and love the fact that I can use it on every system I’ve been developing on, windows, linux, mac. I’ve recently added a Jetson Nano to my toolbox and found that I can no longer use Sublime Text. As a paying customer, it would be great to at least see some response in the form of a development roadmap or simply a “not doing” statement. My Sublime Text 4 license purchase (along with many other license purchases at my company) hinges on this issue.



I run emacs in termux on my phone. I wish i could switch to sublime! I would buy an extra license just for that.

I would happily help port sublime to run on android, volunteering my time, and still pay for an aditional license.



Let’s see how long until there will be an ARM build for Mac -



+1 for an ARM build of Sublime Text, Macs are confirmed transitioning to Apple ARM-based silicon over the next couple years.



Guys, let’s wait at least Apple starts selling the ARM based Macs. I’m pretty sure ST’s developers are fully aware of what Apple announced yesterday.



The whole point of Apple providing ARM development kits to developers is to empower them to start the work now so when customers get their hands on them apps like Sublime Text are already ready to go. This work isn’t going to go away.



A Mac OS ARM build is not the same as a Linux ARM build. I would guess that at some point in the not-too-distant future, the Mac build will be a fat binary. But this thread is requesting a Linux ARM build, which is another thing entirely.

There are two costs to a new Linux ARM build. The obvious cost is the work required to port the existing Linux release to ARM. This may be little work, or it may be a great deal. I doubt that the existence of a Mac ARM port would make it much easier, because if there’s ARM-incompatible code in the code base, then it’s probably concentrated in the platform-specific parts anyway.

The second and much larger cost is that of maintaining, building, and testing a new build from now until forever. Only the Sublime team knows (or can guess) what the added workload would be, and only they can determine whether it’s worth it. Any work spent on a new build type — present or future — must inevitably come out of work spent on other features.



:point_up: that was 2013 and I totally agree that maintaining an ARM build is going to take away elsewhere.

And thank you @ThomSmith for your explanation about the irrelevance of ARM on Mac.

However, no update in 7 years on a popular (or maybe not?) feature request, that’s what upsets me. How about “we have decided it is still not worth it and we might reassess this next year”?



We currently have a private beta for experimental arm64 linux support (no 32bit). If you have a valid Sublime Text 3 license and are willing and able to test on your arm64 device(s) please send me a direct message.


Can we run sublime text on RASPBERRY pi 4?

was trying, but the forum says it’s not allowed :frowning:



Odd, I have personal messages enabled. Maybe the first action for a user can’t be a direct message to stop spam. I’ve sent you a message.

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@bschaaf I have a valid ST3 licence too and would like to test the arm build, may I join the beta too?



Hi Benjamin,

(unfortunately the forum doesn’t let me send DMs, probably because my account has too few posts, so I’ll post this here)

I’d like to test the experimental arm64 build as well. I have a valid ST3 license and I’m part of the Manjaro ARM developer team.
Do you need any additional info?

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I can’t DM, but I’d like to test the ARM build. I have a Pi 4. I’ve gotten ST3 working in QEMU, but native would be sooo much better. I have a license to ST3 and I’m a software dev.



Join the Discord server from the link in the pinned topic to get access to the ARM build.

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ok, where is the discord link ?
i can’t find it.


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