Komodo IDE 5.0 Release Countdown: T-Minus 6

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 feedback on Komodo IDE 5.0‘s new features, a Dev Tools for Teams sale in full swing, and, well, because sometimes it’s time to stop doing things the way they’ve always been done, don’t you think?

Only thing I can’t tell you is exactly what time. That depends on reaching adequate caffeination to push all the requisite release buttons.

So What’s New?
Well, more info on Tuesday, but our lovely beta testers have being previewing the new team dev features, like more SCC support options and a smart cross-SCC system checkout tool and formatting tools to keep code consistent and readable across teams. Plus, Komodo IDE is now on the Mozilla 1.9 codebase (the same codebase as Firefox 3) and Python 2.6, which enables a bunch of niceties for speed and stability, plus a way nicer look on OS X.

So here’s the scoop. If you already bought your Komodo IDE 5.0 upgrade from Komodo IDE 4.x, you’ll be able to login to the “My Downloads” section of your account on Tuesday and download 5.0. It’s that simple.

If you haven’t already got your upgrade, well, what are you waiting for?

New Komodo IDE Users
And, to answer another frequently asked question, if you bought Komodo IDE 4.4 on or after October 1, 2008, you will automatically be upgraded to Komodo IDE 5.0 for free on release day. (In other words, if you were waiting for Komodo IDE 5.0 to buy, stop waiting! You’ll get a free upgrade on Tuesday. Oh, and don’t forget the killer deal on 5-packs for teams.)

Pro Studio Smarties
Finally, those clever folks with ActivePerlPro Studio or ActiveTcl Pro Studio subscriptions get this upgrade—and all software upgrades and updates for a year—gratis. Again, just login and download on Tuesday.  

I’ll send out a whack-o-emails on Tuesday to give you more details, and post the good news once the release is official.

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