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ActiveState Announced Open Komodo Project: Open Source, Open Web, and Open Dev Tools
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, September 5, 2007

We're so excited to announce the creation of the Open Komodo Project, a new initiative to create an open source platform that promotes open standards. The Open Komodo Project will support the open web and web standards, fill a need...

We're so excited to announce the creation of the Open Komodo Project, a new initiative to create an open source platform that promotes open standards. The Open Komodo Project will support the open web and web standards, fill a need for developer tools in the open web technology stack, and drive further innovation for Komodo IDE and Komodo Edit.

Okay, nice, you say, but what does it mean?

Open Web and Open Standards
ActiveState is joining advocates like Mozilla in promoting the open web. The open web philosophy aims to maintain the integrity of the web as a public space that is platform, language, and browser neutral. Open standards advocate user freedom and choice, encourage decentralization and community, and ensure the viability of non-proprietary web technologies. 

Open Source and Open Komodo
Open Komodo is an open-source code base upon which IDE software packages can be developed. The initial open source code for Open Komodo will be a portion of ActiveState's Komodo Edit.

The first tool the Open Komodo Project aims to create on the Open Komodo code base is a full-featured client-side web development tool. Currently codenamed Komodo Snapdragon, it will be integrated with Firefox and based on Komodo IDE, and developed in collaboration with the open source community.

Komodo Edit and Komodo IDE
The Open Komodo project is based on Komodo Edit, but not all of the features of Komodo Edit will open sourced. Komodo Edit will continue to be available as a free product from ActiveState, and Komodo IDE will continue to be ActiveState's advanced developer tool and fully-supported professional integrated development environment. Read more about the future of Komodo Edit and Komodo IDE.

More Info & Getting Involved
Those are the highlights; there's much more on the ActiveState website, including a mailing list to get the latest news on the Open Komodo Project and the project timeline, and the discussion is just getting started over on the Komodo Community site forums.

There will be more on the Open Komodo Project here on the ActiveState blog soon!

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2 comments for ActiveState Announced Open Komodo Project: Open Source, Open Web, and Open Dev Tools
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Hi, I use the Komodo Edit tool very well and it just keeps getting better at every update.
However, there is a utility I would like you guys to implement on the next update release and that is the ability to search the app for a file, a text or just about anything as you can do with Eclipse.

Also...I use a mac OS X 10.5 and its been difficult getting the Komodo IDE to run on my Mac. I'd like a note on that.

Komodo has got a really good future if you guys keep up this pace.

Thanks

Oluwaseun
Nigeria
+234-8075297131

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Hi, I use the Komodo Edit tool very well and it just keeps getting better at every update.
However, there is a utility I would like you guys to implement on the next update release and that is the ability to search the app for a file, a text or just about anything as you can do with Eclipse.

Also...I use a mac OS X 10.5 and its been difficult getting the Komodo IDE to run on my Mac. I'd like a note on that.

Komodo has got a really good future if you guys keep up this pace.

Thanks

Oluwaseun
Nigeria
+234-8075297131