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Introducing Zed — A lightning-fast, collaborative code editor written in Rust

From Hacker News:

Founder of Atom here. We're building the spiritual successor to Atom over at https://zed.dev.

We learned a lot with Atom and had a great time, but it always fell short of our vision. With Zed we're going to get it right. Written in Rust, custom native UI framework, engineered to be collaborative. Just starting our private alpha this week, so the timing of this announcement feels quite fitting.

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    Akir
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    This reminds me an awful lot of Xi a very simelar project that never really went anywhere because it was trying to go everywhere at once. But while that was a lovely open-source project, this one...

    This reminds me an awful lot of Xi a very simelar project that never really went anywhere because it was trying to go everywhere at once. But while that was a lovely open-source project, this one appears to be completely proprietary.

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    1. [4]
      admicos
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      I personally expect it to be opened around when they feel it's "stable enough" (Atom was Mac only for a bit, wasn't it?). I don't think the Atom team had any issues with it being open and I...

      But while that was a lovely open-source project, this one appears to be completely proprietary.

      I personally expect it to be opened around when they feel it's "stable enough" (Atom was Mac only for a bit, wasn't it?). I don't think the Atom team had any issues with it being open and I believe Zed has a lot of the same people

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        lou
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        One developer said on Hacker News that it's a close source project and they will charge for the collaborative features only, but they'll open source the GUI framework at some point.

        One developer said on Hacker News that it's a close source project and they will charge for the collaborative features only, but they'll open source the GUI framework at some point.

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      2. Akir
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        You're a lot more optimistic than I am. The fact that this is owned by a company instead of an individual and their webpage mentions hiring people leads me to believe that they are in it to make...

        You're a lot more optimistic than I am. The fact that this is owned by a company instead of an individual and their webpage mentions hiring people leads me to believe that they are in it to make money off of it. If they do release source code, I would bet that they're going to do something like what Microsoft does with Visual Studio Code where the 'juicy bits' are proprietary, as a minimum.

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  2. bilbodwyer
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    this looks intriguing! i quite like atom, although i don't want to use electron apps if i can avoid it, so it will be good to try something similar that runs natively. bookmarked!

    this looks intriguing! i quite like atom, although i don't want to use electron apps if i can avoid it, so it will be good to try something similar that runs natively. bookmarked!

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  3. 2c13b71452
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    I wonder how the developers of the Zed Code Editor feel about the naming of this!

    I wonder how the developers of the Zed Code Editor feel about the naming of this!

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