Last Thursday the LA Zoo & Botanical Gardens tweeted that they’d successfully hatched 22 Komodo dragons. That’s awesome! Congratulations to the Zoo staff on their efforts. In celebration, we’ll donate 20% of all Komodo IDE sales for Tuesday, Aug 31st to the LA Zoo.
I like it when a Komodo tech support email comes in that makes me think "Good question. I don't know the answer. I bet we could make this work though."
One such question arrived last week from a long-time Komodo user who wanted us to make Komodo "portable" so that he could run it from a USB stick when he was travelling. Not everyone uses a laptop after all.
We released Komodo 6.0 beta 3 today and we want your feedback. If you tried beta 2 from about a month ago and hit stability issues, I’m pleased to note that we’ve squashed a few major crasher bugs: beta 3 is much more stable. We’ve made some significant performance improvements as well. Update via Komodo’s Help > Check for Updates… menu entry and give it another try.
With the second beta of Komodo 6, you're going to see a few changes to the project system. For years, the project system has served triple duty as a file manager, a toolbox, and a general container for preferences and other resources. We knew that, while the project system was adequate, we could improve the way Komodo handles files and tools.
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.
There are many great add-ons that have been written to extend Komodo, providing a slew of new features and functionality. You can use Komodo's Tools -> Add-ons menu to launch the add-on dialog, then search for and install new Komodo extensions like the ones listed below.
We love user screencasts! As the guy who does most of the Komodo screencasts around here, I'm always delighted to see one that's been done by someone else. Creating a screencast takes a bit of time and it's difficult to get them right, so when someone spends the effort to make one just because they like our product, it makes us very proud. Here's one by amberforge that shows off: