We are excited to announce that the Komodo 8.0 beta is now available for both Edit and IDE. With 8.0.0b1, we are nearing the end of our pre-release build cycle, which will lead to the official Komodo 8.0 release in early 2013.
Here is an overview of the major features included in the 8.0 beta.
Recently, a university professor contacted us about using Komodo as a teaching tool for his course on web design. He wanted to know if we could refer him to any educational resources demonstrating web editing with Komodo.
A Komodo customer recently asked for us to make adding image tags painless the way he was used to in his previous editor. Instead of typing some HTML and the URI, he wanted to pick the image file via a dialog box, and have Komodo do all the work. Well, I could file a bug, and he could then wait for the next development cycle to release a fix. But it's an easy macro.
FIRST THINGS FIRST: Google Chrome is flagging Komodo installers as "malicious". Rest assured, Komodo IDE and Komodo Edit are NOT malicious files set out to stream all personal data off your computer and into an evil doer's dirty hard drive. All downloads have been confirmed to be our files, using the MD5SUM and SHA256SUM values.
The macro system in Komodo allows for some creative possibilities. I've written a macro that provides the ability to replay chess games, utilizing the Komodo editor to display the board, game pieces and sequence of moves: