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Sublime Text 4

14 comments

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    1. fleg
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      I think it's important to note that "time limited license" is not a license which stops being valid after a certain time, but that it only gives you updated for a limited time. One can use...

      I think it's important to note that "time limited license" is not a license which stops being valid after a certain time, but that it only gives you updated for a limited time. One can use versions released during this time forever.

      4 votes
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    archevel
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    I used Sublime Text 2 many years back and really liked it when I was doing python development. I especially liked that it was snappy, wasn't a subscription thing and had a good price. Was a little...

    I used Sublime Text 2 many years back and really liked it when I was doing python development. I especially liked that it was snappy, wasn't a subscription thing and had a good price. Was a little disappointed when they released Sublime Text 3, but I guess that's needed if you want to make a living selling software (and not using a subscription model).

    Anyone know how it compares to eg VS Code nowadays?

    6 votes
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      vegai
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      Just gave it a run today, and latency is almost non-existent. VSCode is not bad, but is visibly slower in everything. I think it's well worth the price ($100 / 3 years) if your job consists mostly...

      Just gave it a run today, and latency is almost non-existent. VSCode is not bad, but is visibly slower in everything.

      I think it's well worth the price ($100 / 3 years) if your job consists mostly of editing text. If you dabble in git a lot, SublimeMerge seems like a good addition also. Costs the same (although somewhat less if you bundle it with Sublime Text).

      9 votes
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        teaearlgraycold
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        I should at least give it a try - but I worry I might be losing out on the plugin ecosystem of VSCode.

        I should at least give it a try - but I worry I might be losing out on the plugin ecosystem of VSCode.

        2 votes
        1. vegai
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          That probably is a weaker spot, VSCode's momentum is pretty dominating. Then again, Sublime Text predates VSCode by 8 years. You can try out Sublime without paying, of course. It just nags you...

          That probably is a weaker spot, VSCode's momentum is pretty dominating. Then again, Sublime Text predates VSCode by 8 years.

          You can try out Sublime without paying, of course. It just nags you every now and then when you save a file.

          3 votes
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    onyxleopard
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    Neat! While I think learning CLI text editors is great (like vim and kakoune), I'm personally much more productive working with native text editors under macOS because I'm used to them and they...

    Neat! While I think learning CLI text editors is great (like vim and kakoune), I'm personally much more productive working with native text editors under macOS because I'm used to them and they work with the native macOS window manager (so all my Hammerspoon scripts work with them). I've never used Sublime in the past, but I know people who swear by it. I think GPU rendering is the coolest new feature here. As high DPI monitors become the norm, we really shouldn't have to sacrifice snappiness of GUIs just because there's so many more pixels to push around.

    Personally I use the open source TextMate as my goto editor (with rmate on remote hosts where I can install it, and locally with EDITOR='/usr/bin/env mate -w').

    5 votes
    1. MeckiSpaghetti
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      Yep, same here regarding TextMate. It’s just the right amount of minimalism and assistance that I like (and therefore feels like its an integrated part of the OS).

      Yep, same here regarding TextMate. It’s just the right amount of minimalism and assistance that I like (and therefore feels like its an integrated part of the OS).

      2 votes
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    Micycle_the_Bichael
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    Going to give these a download and a try today. From what I can gather looking around it isn't built on electron which is nearly a requirement for me at this point. If anyone knows of any...

    Going to give these a download and a try today. From what I can gather looking around it isn't built on electron which is nearly a requirement for me at this point. If anyone knows of any non-electron ways to use Discord then I might finally be able to get my elementaryOS laptop back out again :)

    8 votes
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      Keegan
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      You could use Ripcord. It works fairly well but can be a pain to get used to.

      You could use Ripcord. It works fairly well but can be a pain to get used to.

      9 votes
      1. keb
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        +1. I love Ripcord and its creator (cancel) is a great guy. It's particularly nice if you mainly use Discord for text chat on multiple channels/servers and you feel silly having this big bulky...

        +1. I love Ripcord and its creator (cancel) is a great guy. It's particularly nice if you mainly use Discord for text chat on multiple channels/servers and you feel silly having this big bulky Electron app open at all times.

        2 votes
      2. Micycle_the_Bichael
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        I'll give it a try. I'm in one slack workspace and 3 discord channels so its not like I have an overly-complicated use case. Thanks for the suggestion :)

        I'll give it a try. I'm in one slack workspace and 3 discord channels so its not like I have an overly-complicated use case. Thanks for the suggestion :)

        1 vote
    2. Wes
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      You can always use it from your browser. The only feature you really lose out on is push-to-talk when the tab isn't focused.

      If anyone knows of any non-electron ways to use Discord

      You can always use it from your browser. The only feature you really lose out on is push-to-talk when the tab isn't focused.

      9 votes
    3. Apos
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      You might be able to find some alternative Discord clients, but unfortunately 3rd party clients are against their ToS.

      You might be able to find some alternative Discord clients, but unfortunately 3rd party clients are against their ToS.

      1 vote
    4. anothersimulacrum
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      I've heard things about using weechat with Discord, but have not tried it myself.

      I've heard things about using weechat with Discord, but have not tried it myself.

      1 vote