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Bare Bones Software has released BBEdit10.5, an update to its professional strength HTML and text editor. It now supports the Retina display on some new Macs.
In addition, it introduces a new Go menu, new per-project website configuration and support for basic deployment,new Preview Filters and more. The new Go menu expedites navigation within documents, providing quick access to a Functions palette, a Jump Points palette and to any named symbols in a file -- all new in version 10.5.
The Functions palette presents a continuously updated listing of functions defined in the active document. The Jump Points palette presents a history of movement within the active document, providing an avenue to quickly revisit locations.
Now, projects can be configured as "Web Sites" via a new menu in the project window's action bar. The Site Settings sheet offers easier management of site-wide document settings, HTML syntax checking rules and other relevant details. A new Deploy Site command enables uploading the entire site to an FTP or SFTP server, and provides for site-wide syntax checking and template processing in advance of the upload.
The Preview in BBEdit command now supports preview filters that can process a document's contents before displaying them in a live Preview window. Preview filters can be implemented as Unix scripts, compiled Unix executables, or AppleScripts.
Employing capabilities only available on Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8, the new Compare Against Previous Version command uses system-level file versioning for quick access to, and comparison with, previously stored versions of the active document, says Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software.. Enhancements to the Markup Builder panel provide easier access to linked files and images when composing markup.
BBEdit 10.5 includes several new command keystroke equivalents and keyboard navigation adjustments to provide additional comfort for refugees from other platforms. The upgrade also includes other refinements and fixes for specific reported issues in this award-winning HTML and text editor. Detailed information on all of the changes in BBEdit 10.5 can be found at http://www.barebones.com/support/bbedit/current_notes.html .
The BBEdit 10.5 update is free of charge to all BBEdit 10 customers. Customers who purchased in the Mac App Store will automatically receive the update, while customers who purchased directly may download the update immediately from the Bare Bones Software web site (http://www.barebones.com/support/updates.html)
For more information on BBEdit, or to download a fully functional
demo version, go to http://www.barebones.com/products/bbedit/.
BBEdit 10 has a suggested retail price of US$49.99. Any registered owner of BBEdit may upgrade for $39.99 directly from the Bare Bones Software online store (http://www.barebones.com/store/). Site license pricing is also available.