On 7/21/07, Chad Perrin <perrin / apotheon.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 21, 2007 at 01:27:20PM +0900, John Joyce wrote:
> > On Jul 20, 2007, at 10:44 PM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> > >
> > >TextMate has a much bigger weakness ... it only runs on a Mac. :(
> > >
> > That's hardly a weakness. The developer doesn't want to be bothered
> > with developing for other systems. If you've used Xcode and Inteface
> > Builder  (or NeXTStep before) can you blame him?
>
> It's a big enough weakness that I won't use it for that very reason.  The
> way I see it, any requirement to use an OS that I don't much like is a
> weakness of the application in question.
>
>
> >
> > But there is a TextMate Bundle compatible Windows app in the works
> > from another developer who is getting much support from the TextMate
> > maker!
> > Much like the long wait for the OS X Ruby one-click-installer (tried
> > it today, works like a charm),
> > the Windows crowd will soon have it's own equivalent... (minus the OS)
>
> Whee . . . even worse than having to use a Mac.
>
> This is just one man's opinion, of course.
+ 42! (yes ! means what you think it does ;)

IOW there is no doubt TextMate is a great piece of SW, it is not Open
Source, for some of us this is a big burden.
And for those who think it is not, just imagine there will be no
TextMate around anymore in some future time...

Robert

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I just didn't know it would be called Ruby
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