Free as in beer Komodo editor


#1

The folks at ActiveState have “freed the dragon”. They used to have two
versions of Komodo, a “personal edition” which was priced around $29 and
was only for non-commercial use and had fewer features, and the fully
featured version. With the release of Komodo 4.0, they decided to remove
the non-commercial restriction and make the “Komodo Editor” free. Here’s
a feature comparison of what’s in the two versions:

Hi Chris-

Debugger *
Interactive Shells *
Project manager * *
Toolbox * *
HTTP Inspector *
DOM Viewer *
Rx Toolkit *
Code Browser *
SCC *
PDK integration *

So this is another entry in the “Ruby IDE” category. I still think I’m
going to go with KDevelop over Komodo because of its ability to handle
compiled languages and it’s freedom, but I’m going to have a hard look
at the free Komodo editor at work, where I have quite a bit of Perl code
that I might want to port to Ruby.


M. Edward (Ed) Borasky, FBG, AB, PTA, PGS, MS, MNLP, NST, ACMC§
http://borasky-research.blogspot.com/

If God had meant for carrots to be eaten cooked, He would have given
rabbits fire.


#2

Robert D. wrote:

So this is another entry in the “Ruby IDE” category.

No Sir, not my choice.

I would happily have accepted a closed license (as in free beer;) as
long as
I do not have to stop drinking beer upon written notice and send a bug
report to the brewing company whenever my beer was not good!
Komodo Editor is still in beta. That’s a standard sort of beta test
license – “if you like it, tell your friends, if you don’t like it,
tell us!” :slight_smile:

My day job forbids us to do beta tests on company equipment, so I can’t
actually use it at work until it’s formally released. At that point, I
need to clear the real license with the powers that be. I sort of beta
tested the Komodo 4 at home on Linux – I verified that it would install
on Gentoo, which was about all I had time to do before it went into
general release.


M. Edward (Ed) Borasky, FBG, AB, PTA, PGS, MS, MNLP, NST, ACMC§
http://borasky-research.blogspot.com/

If God had meant for carrots to be eaten cooked, He would have given
rabbits fire.


#3

On 1/25/07, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

The folks at ActiveState have “freed the dragon”. They used to have two
versions of Komodo, a “personal edition” which was priced around $29 and
was only for non-commercial use and had fewer features, and the fully
featured version. With the release of Komodo 4.0, they decided to remove
the non-commercial restriction and make the “Komodo Editor” free. Here’s
a feature comparison of what’s in the two versions:
*

So this is another entry in the “Ruby IDE” category.

If I correctly interpret the license it not really is :frowning:
http://www.activestate.com/products/komodo_ide/beta_agreement.plex

I find that license unacceptable (unless I misunderstand)

  • After 6 month, or upon written notification or upon a commercial
    release I
    have to discontinue usage.
  • I have to provide test feedback.

No Sir, not my choice.

I would happily have accepted a closed license (as in free beer;) as
long as
I do not have to stop drinking beer upon written notice and send a bug
report to the brewing company whenever my beer was not good!

I still think I’m

going to go with KDevelop over Komodo

seems a very good decision to me

because of its ability to handle

compiled languages and it’s freedom, but I’m going to have a hard look
at the free Komodo editor at work, where I have quite a bit of Perl code
that I might want to port to Ruby.


M. Edward (Ed) Borasky, FBG, AB, PTA, PGS, MS, MNLP, NST, ACMC§
http://borasky-research.blogspot.com/

If God had meant for carrots to be eaten cooked, He would have given
rabbits fire.

Robert