@yesman No I get what you are saying. I’m just trying to inject the reality of Sublime Text here. Jon isn’t someone who pops in every month to comfort people’s fears. I agree it would be nice, but historically, I don’t think its going to happen. I’m just saying this so people understand what they are getting into with this editor.
I suspect ST3 will be released just fine. People freak out when a couple of months go by with no releases. I think this is because Jon, at times, has released dev builds frequently. But sometimes he doesn’t. Even when Jon was updating regularly people open threads with “OMG why is this not open source, what if Jon dies?!”. There is always uncertainty.
I get how important an editor is. One of the big reasons for picking ST, was to be able to use the same editor on all platforms: OSX, Windows, Linux. That way I wouldn’t have to keep re-adapting. But I do look at other editors now and then. Just because I get used to a tool, I still wonder if there is one that will work even better for me. No sense sticking to something just because I know it. If something else would work better for me, then I think I should at least explore it. And I understand switching can be time consuming, I don’t take switching an editor lightly. Which is why I stress that this is the way Sublime is. If it bothers you, maybe it isn’t right for you. I don’t mean that in a mean way, just honestly.
I think there was a post long ago where Jon mentioned that he wouldn’t let ST die. Now that doesn’t mean he will personally develop it forever, but the impression was that he wasn’t just going let it waste away.
I think it is important for people to realize, if they purchase ST, they will probably only get support via the community in the forum. There is no warranty for ST. No guarantee that ST will work on Windows X in the future (though windows is usually pretty good with backwards compatibility). No guarantee that Jon will respond to you.
I agree with everything you say, I am just trying to be honest here. I am sure Jon has seen these threads. He just doesn’t respond to them.