Hi Sublime Text friends,
I’ve had a flood of emails in the past few months regarding the lack of updates from Sublime Text, and responded to this previously (viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15477&hilit=kari&start=50#p58951). However, wbond rightly pointed out that not everyone is digging deep in the forum archives for status updates, so I’m sticking this front and centre:
Sublime Text is still in development. We haven’t sold out to atom.io, Jon hasn’t died, there has been no hostile takeover by TextWrangler. We dropped back down to one developer earlier this year, and because that developer is also the director of the company, speed of updates was sacrificed in exchange for business planning, applying for a new payment platform and a vacation. Being a bit of a perfectionist probably contributes to the dearth of feature adds.
However, development is still active: when I spoke to Jon today he advised me that not only does he expect an update to the beta in August, he has also started mapping out some frameworks for version 4 which will help guide future development.
Many of you have kindly offered your assistance in the development of Sublime; Jon has made the decision that he will complete version 3.0 himself, and from there we will begin expanding the team of developers. I’m the only other employee at the moment, and my job relates to sales and day to day operations.
Sublime Text continues to flourish through this slower period thanks to some amazing users. If you haven’t checked out the bugtracker (bountysource.com/teams/st-undocs/fundraiser); the original series is a goldmine of Sublime Text secrets.
As always, feel free to email me with specific questions about Sublime Text’s future: firstname.lastname@example.org