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Revenge of the auto-wrap (type type type DING!)

By Troy Topnik, November 6, 2008

"I do not think anyone wants Komodo to add breaks -- that is not what
word-wrap does."
-- Cory Trese on

komodo-discuss
March 2002

As someone who uses Komodo mostly to edit text and HTML, my
perspective on how an editor should behave differs somewhat from users
who spend all day hacking in dynamic languages. One such behavior I find
it hard to live without is "auto-wrap", the automatic insertion of line
breaks at a pre-defined column.

Get your priorities straight!

By , November 4, 2008

Some people might be obsessively refreshing any number of election-centric sites today waiting
with bated breath for early returns or voter suppression scandals, but
not Komodo/Twitter user david_heggie:

Woo. Forget the election, Komodo 5.0 is released today - http://is.gd/43aV

Komodo 5 released

By , November 4, 2008

Today we released Komodo 5.0 after a whirl-wind 7 month dev cycle. A short list of highlights, some of which should be ff particular interest to people in the Mozilla world:

Komodo IDE 5.0 Released!

By , November 4, 2008

We said we'd release Komodo IDE 5.0 today, and we have! Don't you love it when people keep their promises? The latest release is focused on features for teams, like new support for the Git, Mercurial (hg), and Bazaar distributed...

We said we'd release Komodo IDE 5.0 today, and we have! Don't you love it when people keep their promises?

The 7 Common Pitfalls of Software Development

By Sheila Rebellato, October 31, 2008

At some time or another, you've probably worked on a project that just doesn't make it on time, on budget, or both. Don't worry, you're not alone. According to some industry studies, including the Chaos Report recently released by the...

At some
time or another, you've probably worked on a project that just doesn't
make it on time, on budget, or both. Don't worry, you're not alone.
According to some industry studies, including the Chaos Report recently

The ruby glint on the horizon

By Jeff Hobbs, October 29, 2008

After more than 10 years of playing around with dynamic languages and building strong stacks for them, we are out to strengthen our offerings further. Ruby is a language for which we have good IDE support, but the lack of...

After more than 10 years of playing around with dynamic languages and
building strong stacks for them, we are out to strengthen our offerings
further.  Ruby is a language for which we have good IDE support, but the

Komodo IDE 5.0 Release Countdown: T-Minus 6

By , October 29, 2008

Yes, ladies and gentlemen: Komodo IDE 5.0 will be released on Tuesday, November 4, 2008! We don't usually announce the release date ahead of time: we like the element of surprise. But we're taking proactive measures because we've got great...

Yes, ladies and gentlemen: Komodo IDE 5.0 will be released on Tuesday, November 4, 2008!

It's All Komodo!

By Troy Topnik, October 28, 2008

OK, here's the second post in the "How to use ActiveState software in
strange ways" vein. I'm writing this post in Komodo. Not that surprising
given where I work, but it's interesting how I got from my
web-based blog interface to a Komodo buffer.

The best free XML Editor!

By Shane Caraveo, October 28, 2008

About.com has proclaimed that "Komodo Edit is hands down the best free XML editor available." That's pretty cool, considering XML editing is one area we don't heavily talk about.

Wine will make you do the craziest things

By Troy Topnik, October 20, 2008

I'll resist the temptation to continue with a bunch of
double-entendres. The Wine I'm talking about is the open source Windows emulator, and the
crazy thing is using it to run
PerlApp
to make Windows executables on Linux.

Before I continue though, I have to add: Using ActiveState
products under Wine is not supported. Please don't
email ActiveState support asking for help with this, because it's not
guaranteed to work. Your mileage may will vary.