Komodo Edit Now Open Source

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – March 6, 2008 – ActiveState today announced an updated, open-sourced release of Komodo Edit, the popular and free editor for dynamic languages including Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Tcl, plus support for browser-side code including JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and XML.

Komodo Edit, based on the award-winning Komodo IDE, offers sophisticated support for all major scripting languages, including in-depth autocomplete and calltips, multi-language file support, syntax coloring and syntax checking, Vi emulation, and Emacs key bindings. Komodo Edit is built on the Mozilla code base, and is now licensed under the same terms as Firefox: Mozilla Public License (MPL), GNU General Public License (GPL), and GNU Lesser Public License (LGPL).

“ActiveState was built on open source, and we’re excited to be giving back by adding Komodo Edit to the open source software community,” said Komodo Product Manager Shane Caraveo. “Komodo Edit users can now benefit from all the features that open source implies–usage flexibility, community development, and increased innovation–as well as the support of ActiveState. Plus, Komodo Edit enters the open source arena fully tested and with complete documentation. The few things that we were not able to open-source in Komodo Edit will be made available as free (as in beer) extensions.”

In addition to open-sourcing Komodo Edit, the latest release includes a completely redesigned Find and Replace functionality with new features, including Find in Project, Replace in Files, multi-line Find and Replace, fixes for regular expression searches, and a new Find sub-system that properly handles Unicode-encoded files and skipping binary files.

Komodo Edit 4.3 also includes a new Abbreviations feature that inserts snippets from the Toolbox at the touch of a key; several useful default snippets are included, and additional snippets can be added easily.

Komodo Edit can be downloaded from www.activestate.com/komodo_edit.

About Komodo Edit

Based on the award-winning Komodo IDE, Komodo Edit is a free, open source, feature-rich editor for the full range of Komodo-supported dynamic languages (Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Tcl) and platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows). Like Komodo IDE, Komodo Edit also supports client-side Ajax technologies, including JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and XML. For more information or to download, go to www.activestate.com/komodo-edit.

About ActiveState

ActiveState creates professional software development tools, programming language distributions, and business solutions for dynamic languages, and practical tools and applications for social networking platforms. ActiveState solves complex problems and produces cool and useful applications that help people live more productive and enjoyable lives. ActiveState technology “just works.” ActiveState is owned by its employees and Pender Financial Group, a publicly traded investment company focused on technology in British Columbia. For more information, visit www.activestate.com.

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