On Jul 21, 2007, at 11:29 AM, Robert Dober wrote:

> 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
>
> -- 
> I always knew that one day Smalltalk would replace Java.
> I just didn't know it would be called Ruby
> -- Kent Beck
>
Open source is nice sometimes, but it isn't the most important thing  
to everyone.
There's no need to ignore software because it's closed source.