[quote=“rchl”]Very nice to know, thank you.
But can this process be made less painful by default? I guess we would need Jon to publish packages instead (or in addition) to just zip files.[/quote]
I’ve actually symlinked /usr/bin/sublime to my local bin folder/sublime executable. This way, I just delete the entire folder and unTar the new one every time a release is made. This won’t affect the symlink or the pinned icon on my Unity or Gnome3 menu.
There has been quite a bit of yelling on the Oneric forums about Unity and Gnome’s decision to make this process harder. (I’ve spoken out a few times against it too… it’s like creating a PIF file back in Windows 3.1 days… not exactly a step forward)
Otherwise, the suggestion above to use the PPA should work just fine for you.