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Komodo 5.0.0a1 release

From: Trent Mick <tre...@activestate.com>
Fri, 22 Aug 2008 14:29:13 -0700
Hello all,

I'm happy to announce that we have released the first builds of the
Komodo 5.0 stream!


Feature-wise, 5.0a1 is a modest release but there are significant
infrastructure changes under the hood that are going to mean great
things for Komodo:

- Komodo 5 is built on the Mozilla 1.9 sources -- the same code base
used for Firefox 3.0. This will mean some good performance improvements
for Komodo and, once we've had a chance to do some polishing, good UI fixes.
- Komodo 5 is now using the same breakpad/socorro-based crash reporting
system as in Firefox 3.0. We hope that this will be a boon in making 
Komodo a lot more stable.

But this release still has some goodies -- in particular, multi-window
support. For now this is "Window > New Window". In this release we've
focussed on trying to ensure that all of Komodo's existing
functionality works properly with multiple Komodo windows. In subsequent
releases we'll be improving the multi-window experience.

In coming releases watch for a much more polished Mac OS X UI, source
code control integration for Mercurial, Bazaar and Git (Komodo
IDE-only), work on localizing Komodo to other languages and a lot more.

Some caveats:

- Currently there isn't a Mac OS X/PowerPC build. We are working on 
that. Please let us know if that effects you.
- The Linux build may not work on some older Linux distro versions, 
because of the quite recent GTK APIs that the mozilla-layer is using. 
See this bug for details: http://bugs.activestate.com/show_bug.cgi?id=79495

Please give us your feedback:

   email: http://listserv.activestate.com/mailman/listinfo/komodo-beta
    bugs: http://bugs.activestate.com/enter_bug.cgi?product=Komodo
  forums: http://community.activestate.com/products/Komodo


Trent Mick
trentm at activestate.com

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