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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2012, 08:19:40 AM »
Sublime Text 2 can be purchased for a discounted price here: http://www.rewardli....text-editor-discount
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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2012, 04:08:24 AM »
I just noticed that at http://www.sublimetext.com/2 it says:
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The current version of Sublime Text 2 is 2.0.1.

- and there's a an enthusiastic review at The Tech Report: Oh, Sublime Text, how do I love thee?

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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2012, 07:07:59 AM »
Anyone know what the trial is like? It says no time limit, but I'd like to give it a spin for a while (probably a month or so), and I'm simply not interested in trying a "demo" that restricts the functionality, which completely defeats the purpose of trying the software in the first place.

$60 is pretty steep when I think that Notepad++ is so good and free, but if it really is that good, then $60 isn't really that bad.
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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2012, 07:09:49 AM »
Anyone know what the trial is like?
When I checked last (before I bought a license (which was back in alpha days)), it was: Random nag screens when saving.
And it surely is worth it. It replaced Notepad++ for me (although it will never replace my GVim).  :-*

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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2012, 08:51:00 AM »
Anyone know what the trial is like?
When I checked last (before I bought a license (which was back in alpha days)), it was: Random nag screens when saving.
And it surely is worth it. It replaced Notepad++ for me (although it will never replace my GVim).  :-*

Thanks!

Nag screens are fine by me. I just don't want to actually try to use it, do some work, then find out that I just spent an hour for nothing as I can't save, copy, etc.

Anyone know anything more recent?

(I'd already downloaded it when I first posted, but was just waiting to see if it's crippleware before I actually try to use it.)
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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2012, 08:52:52 AM »
I doubt Jon would change that. It gave him many licenses.  :D

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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2012, 09:59:47 AM »
It's still a random nag screen when saving, and no other limitations that I am aware of. I must admit I have postponed buying a license because, well, it's expensive, and I was hoping for a larger DC discount :-[

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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2012, 10:25:00 AM »
It's still a random nag screen when saving, and no other limitations that I am aware of. I must admit I have postponed buying a license because, well, it's expensive, and I was hoping for a larger DC discount :-[

Same here.  But I'm about to give in.  It's great!  And it's replaced e for me since e looks like its never going to be updated.  And it's cross platform!

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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2012, 11:40:47 AM »
@wraith808, jibz, renegade…

Has anyone asked for a discount? If not, I'll ask and see what is the reaction.

Would someone undertake a brief review of the program?

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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2012, 11:42:24 AM »
This thread is a brief review.  :D

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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2012, 11:44:48 AM »
@wraith808, jibz, renegade…

Has anyone asked for a discount? If not, I'll ask and see what is the reaction.

Would someone undertake a brief review of the program?

A discount would definitely motivate me. I still need some time to evaluate though as I use Editplus and occasionally Notepad++.

I'll try to review it, but I don't do any review without using it for at least a few weeks. I might need a reminder as I forget sometimes.
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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2012, 12:03:07 PM »
@wraith808, jibz, renegade…

Has anyone asked for a discount? If not, I'll ask and see what is the reaction.

It looks like cthorpe might have asked for one a little over a year ago, but no mention of the outcome:

http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=26313.0

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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2012, 12:12:18 PM »
@wraith808, jibz, renegade…

Has anyone asked for a discount? If not, I'll ask and see what is the reaction.

It looks like cthorpe might have asked for one a little over a year ago, but no mention of the outcome:

http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=26313.0

Thanks for the reference.
It doesn't look all that hopeful but I'll give it a try.
No news is bad news, I'll report success only.

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Thanks for the offer, if I get a rejection (or silence) in the next couple of weeks I guess you're off the hook — unless you'd like to enlighten the DoCo world, my failure notwithstanding (you can write it sitting down)  :)
« Last Edit: September 21, 2012, 12:20:51 PM by cranioscopical »

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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2012, 12:17:40 PM »
@ renegade
Thanks for the offer, if I get a rejection (or silence) in the next couple of weeks I guess you're off the hook — unless you'd like to enlighten the DoCo world failure notwithstanding (you can write it sitting down)  :)
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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #39 on: September 21, 2012, 01:40:25 PM »
A discount would definitely motivate me.

Good luck!

On the "how to buy" page, the developer isn't even offering educational discounts.

But the page is refreshingly honest and up front about the terms. Cash only (i.e. PayPal. Period.). License is issued to the individual who may exclusively use it on as many machines as they like. Upgrades are free within a version number. Upgrades to a new version number must be paid for. All spelled out clear as day. Refreshing!

Sounds like this is a real old school/no-BS sort of dev who doesn't want to get into any special deals or arrangements.

I think I may just buy a copy for that alone! ;D

« Last Edit: September 22, 2012, 12:01:17 AM by 40hz »

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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #40 on: September 21, 2012, 02:20:33 PM »
Sublime Text 2 can be purchased for a discounted price here: http://www.rewardli....text-editor-discount

Not a valid link - at least not anymore.

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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #41 on: September 21, 2012, 02:40:36 PM »
Sublime Text 2 can be purchased for a discounted price here: http://www.rewardli....text-editor-discount

Not a valid link - at least not anymore.

The outcome of that was:

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We've had to cancel your order for Sublime Text 2. We have issued your credit card a full refund. (It may take 1-2 business days for your bank statement to reflect this.)

When we suddenly saw a large volume of requests for a deal on Sublime Text, we reached out to the developer multiple times by phone and email with no response. After two weeks, we decided on our own initiative to create a deal and just make the purchases ourselves and buy licenses from Sublime using their volume pricing.

We were doing this as a service to our users and were not making any money on the deal.

However, Sublime later responded to us and stated that their volume pricing applies only in the case of multiple licenses being purchased for use by the same business, not multiple individuals. (This fact is not mentioned anywhere on their web site.)

Therefore, we have no option but to cancel these orders and refund our users. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Please feel free to request deals on other products and services you'd like to see.

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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2012, 02:55:40 PM »
That's an interesting (if unfortunate) story...  

I was surprised to see the rewardli deal, since Sublime Text's developer seemed to historically have little interest in discounting the software. Turns out that that still seems to be the case.

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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #43 on: September 21, 2012, 04:05:25 PM »
That's an interesting (if unfortunate) story... 

I was surprised to see the rewardli deal, since Sublime Text's developer seemed to historically have little interest in discounting the software. Turns out that that still seems to be the case.

It's also stated clearly on the pricing faq (the part about the volume licensing).  Not sure if after the debacle or before.  But I can respect it.  Not discounting the product lets people know that it will always be the same price.  It's a valid tactic, especially if the software is worth it, which I think it is.  I'd prefer to have a discount, but it's worth it no matter what, especially with his licensing terms.

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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2012, 05:03:28 PM »
Possibly the developer is more concerned about issues of support a sudden large influx of orders from casual users (as in discount buyers) might create?

FWIW all the volume licenses I've ever seen for software are restricted to use in a single organization and are not intended to be resold as single units.

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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2012, 06:26:28 PM »
^ Agreed.  Perhaps he didn't have it up before they attempted to purchase, assuming that anyone interested would know such.

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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #46 on: September 22, 2012, 03:17:41 AM »
I double-checked after I got that email from rewardli and indeed it wasn't stated that clearly. The FAQ is new. I agree with what 40hz said about volume licensing though. From the rewardli offer it wasn't obvious though that it was the volume license they used for the offer (well, that's not entirely true as the price steps matched the volume licenses, but I only learned that after the fact).

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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #47 on: September 22, 2012, 07:00:04 AM »
I've been using ST2 for about a week now, and I'm seriously considering a purchase - even if the pricetag is somewhat steep for a text editor.

It's probably not going to replace Notepad++ as my system default text-editor (simply because NP++ starts at <500ms cold, whereas ST2 is ~2000ms, and I'm über-sensitive to these things) - but when starting some heavy-duty editing tasks? Yeah. It rocks. Package Control, multi-selections, fuzzy search, nice color themes and decent multi-language syntax highlighting, .... . . . . .

And while the pricetag is somewhat steep, I have a lot of respect for the no-noncense license terms. None of that bullshit "free lifetime upgrade" crap.
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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #48 on: September 22, 2012, 07:01:38 AM »
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decent multi-language syntax highlighting

Which has issues with nested strings and multiple languages (PHP/JavaScript/HTML/...) in the same file though.
Not really bad, but there are glitches.

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Re: sublime text: some innovative text editor!
« Reply #49 on: November 05, 2012, 01:13:56 AM »
If you have been reading the posts about Sublime Text here on DCC and wondered what the fuss is about, this video tutorial course gives a good introduction to some of the stuff ST does well:

https://tutsplus.com...w-in-sublime-text-2/

Via Sublime HQ.