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Is TextMate 2 Ready for Everyday Coding? Let's Find Out.

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Oh, the TextMate 2 we all waited for so long. Okay, I wasn’t really waiting, but I kept hearing about it. Never got to install the app.

So, tonight I wasn’t able to fall asleep. I opened my macbook and started reading news. One thing led to another and the next thing I know, I’m installing alpha version of TextMate and a bundle for Go. Really, Go? I hope I won’t be too surprised tomorrow :)

Okay, what’s new?

  • If you open a file with unknown extension, TextMate will offer to install a bundle for it, if there’s one.
  • “Right margin” is now called “View -> Show Wrap Column”
  • You can specify a default language for new files. 90% of my new files are Ruby scripts, so it is a timesaver for me.
  • New file browser. I’m not sure if I like it better or not.
  • When you click on items in the file browser, they don’t open automatically. You have to double-click.
  • Awesome new app icon! :)

I will update this post when I find something new.