ActiveState Blog

  • TDK 4.1 released

    Even with our fearless leader at Toolapalooza this week, we have gone ahead and released TDK 4.1. This version includes some great new features and is now available for purchase or a 21-day free trial.

    Along with bug fixes, some new features include:

  • Change 1236

    Today Todd committed change 1236 to the Open Komodo tree, which to me is a particularly significant change for a couple of reasons:

  • The Community Site gets Chameleoned!

    We just flicked the switch to turn on the new, unified ActiveState theme system for the ActiveState Community Site. Cache-allowing, you can see the results here.

  • Spring is in the air...?

    Spring is being very clever today in Vancouver - disguising itself as snowflakes! Good thing we have some fresh news.

    The ActivePerl PPM repository is now available for users running ActivePerl 5.10 on Windows x64 (64-bit) systems.

    In addition to Windows, both ActivePerl 5.10 and ActivePerl 5.8 are available in 32 and 64 bit versions for Linux and Solaris, as well as the 32-bit versions for Mac OS X and AIX.

    For more information on ActivePerl, and all of our other great development tools visit our website.

  • TODO helper update

    The todo helper extension, useful for finding those todo markers inside your source files has now been updated to work in conjunction with the new "Find in Project" functionality brought in by Komodo 4.3.

    You can find the extension here:

    Special thanks to Renato Rodrigues (RRaver) for making some great contributions to this open source extension!

  • Namspaces please

    Last week I saw a forum post that tweaked my curiosity:

    "Incompatibility between SQLite Manager and Source Tree extensions"

  • Looking forward to Komodo on 1.9 =)

    It's posts like this that make me proud to be on the Mozilla platform:

    What it essentially means is that, once Komodo is built from trunk, all Komodo users get a speed bump. Looking forward, we will likely get another speed improvement when we migrate to Mozilla 2 and Tamarin down the road. From the perspective of an application built on Moz, this kind of work makes us fear the future much less.

  • A new face for bugzilla at ActiveState

    Ages ago ActiveState started using bugzilla, but there was on primary problem with it.  The usability and appearance was not what we considered to be polished.  Yes, I'm being polite.  At the time, we forked our own copy of bugzilla, had many patches to it to make it nice, add some features we wanted, etc.  The problem with that: we could never update to a more recent bugzilla withou

  • Komodo 4.3 released!

    Today we released Komodo 4.3 after several months development; 4.3 is a nice little release that builds on the solid based of Komodo 4 with some nice improvements both in IDE-only features ( Unit test support ) and fully-open-source features on the Komodo Edit codebase:

    IDE Only

    • Unit Test support for major Lanaguages we support, including Python, Perl, PHP
    • Enhanced asynchronous support for SCC commands, allowing for much smoother source code control operations.

    Komodo Edit & IDE

  • Update your extensions!

    Komodo 4.3 Beta 2 is out and we're closing in on the remaining list of blocker bugs before release. I'd like to put a call out to anyone that has created a Komodo Extension to please update your extension so that it will work with 4.3. We are not aware of any major API changes that should cause your code problems, so in most cases all you should need to do is update maxVersion in your install.rdf to at least 4.3.*.

    As well, if you have previously posted your extension to the extensions forum, you should feel free to instead host your extension on the site: