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Komodo 5.1.3 released

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

We (ActiveState) released Komodo 5.1.3 today. Get it here:

Komodo IDE: http://www.activestate.com/komodo/downloads/
Komodo Edit: http://www.activestate.com/komodo_edit/downloads/

Or, if you are currently running any previous Komodo 5, click "Help > Check for Updates...". This is a bug fix release and is recommended for all users. See below for details.

Bug fixes

Some bug fix highlights:

  • The fast open (aka "Go to File") dialog had a few improvements:

    • Tab now autocompletes instead of moving to the next match. This makes it much more natural (if you're used to the shell) to navigate directories in the dialog. (Bug 82677)
    • Removed duplicates in "Go to File" list. (Bug 82705)
    • Current search is aborted when the "Go to File" dialog is closed. (Bug 82529)
    • Added Ctrl+n & Ctrl+p keybindings for down/up navigation for Emacs-heads. (Bug 82678)
  • Komodo's Vi Emulation is ever improving:

    • Comment/uncomment working correctly in visual line mode. (Bug 82369)
    • Fixed visual line selection mode indent/dedent problems. (Bug 82368)
    • The cc command now maintains line indentation. (Bug 82707)
  • There have been a number of improvements for using Komodo's color schemes and package (.kpz) files. More on that in a separate post later this week.

  • One of the side-effects of the work for color schemes is the addition of

     <notificationbox id="komodo-notificationbox"/>

    in komodo.xul. This may be of interest to Komodo extension authors that would like to use a notificationbox instead of alert dialogs or other mechanisms to give feedback to users.

    Eventually I think Komodo's editor tabs should also grow a notification box -- as Firefox has one for each browser tab.

  • Again, goofy from babelzilla has been diligently providing localization patches for Komodo: bug 82580, bug 82819, bug 82821, bug 82822, bug 82824, bug 82825.

  • A bug where terminating run commands on Windows would not always work was fixed. (Bug 82655) The right answer for being able to kill a process and its child processes on Windows is to use a Windows Job object. Answer courtesy of Benjamin Smedberg's killableprocess.py. Komodo now uses code based on this. I'd like to find the time to get something based on this into Python's core subprocess module.

See the Release Notes for a full list of changes.

Komodo extensions

For those who haven't noticed, Stan Angeloff has been doing some spectacular work in his HTML Toolkit and Tab Abbreviations Komodo extensions.

HTML Toolkit screenshot

HTML Toolkit screenshot

What about 5.1.2?

There was a bug in the Komodo 5.1.2 release from yesterday that broke attempts to terminate processes on Windows. This most commonly could affect debugging in Komodo IDE.

General information

Komodo IDE 5.1 is a free upgrade for Komodo IDE 5.x license holders. Your license entitles you to run Komodo IDE on any of the platforms we support (Windows, Mac OS X and Linux). Komodo Edit 5.1 is, as ever, open-source and free.

downloadsKomodo IDE | Komodo Edit

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