I was wondering… you’ll see some users emerging in the forum here and there complaining about certain features not existing in Sublime out of the box and how they’d like it to be like vscode, atom et al
I think there are 2 main factors for this:
St being closed source. This has being discussed zillion of times and while I think keeping it closed source is a good decission overall it’s also a fact than having a small (but very capable team) will be overwhelmed by competitors that have larger teams or open source tools with lots of contributors willing to spend few hours per day on such projects.
Not having a proper marketplace… yeah, having package control with lots of open source packages is awesome… But, have you ever wondered why there are so many outdated & unmmaintained packages in the ecosystem? If it was easy to profit SublimeText package for creators, don’t you think many of them would become higher quality and maintained for much longer?
I’d like to know your thoughts about this matter, do you think having such a marketplace would benefit the whole community or would be contraproducent? I’m not trying to open any debate about free vs paid software here or open vs close source, that’s out of scope… I just wondered whether the quality of the packages would be increased by “motivating” package creators somehow.
Summing up, everybody saying VSCode is the “state of the art” nowadays and I was wondering why Sublime can’t keep with that tool (feature-wise) at this point…