Komodo 6.0 Beta 2: HTML 5, CSS 3, Python 3, Database Explorer, Publishing, ...

We (ActiveState) released Komodo 6.0 beta 2 yesterday and we want your feedback, bugs and IDE dreams. While we've made nightlies available since almost the first builds of Komodo 6, we feel that Komodo 6 is getting stable enough that it is time to start talking about it more to get a wider audience trying it and giving us feedback on what we've done so far.

So if you are a current Komodo IDE or Komodo Edit user; in the market for a new Python, Perl, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript, Tcl, XML, HTML, CSS IDE or editor; interested in hacking on an open source editor; or just curious please

➊ download the beta:

➋ read some of the details below and

➌ tell us how you really feel:

What's New in Komodo 6?

A lot. HTML 5 autocomplete. CSS 3 autocomplete. Full Python 3 support (debugging, syntax checking, autocomplete, code browsing). A new Database Explorer tool for quickly exploring SQL databases (SQLite out of the box and extensions for MySQL and Oracle, with plans for Postgres). A new project system called Places that adds a file system browser (local and remote). New publishing support for syncing a directory with a remote machine. Additions to Komodo's Hyperlinks for quickly navigating to file references. Added support for PHP, Perl, Ruby and JavaScript regular expression debugging with Komodo's excellent Rx tool. See the Komodo 6.0 Features post for a full outline.

Your feedback please

Komodo 6 is still months (a few at least) away from a final release. We'd love to have your input on how we can polish and improve on the above work and how we can make Komodo IDE and Komodo Edit tools that help you get your coding work done faster. Please subscribe to this blog or follow @activestate on twitter for comings posts that go into detail on what's coming and new in Komodo 6. And please give us your feedback. Enjoy.