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Development Update: UltraEdit for Mac now loads on Mac!

Ian D. Mead,

We promised you an update again this month and we have some good progress to report.

UltraEdit for Mac, and all its dependencies, now build cleanly on Snow Leopard in Xcode v3.2 - yes, the new OS, a brand-new Xcode package, and, a new SDK all at the same time.

Currently the initial builds are targeted specifically for Snow Leopard, Tiger, and Leopard.

As was stated in last month's post, there were more challenges than we had anticipated - we encountered many issues with Snow Leopard's handling of 64 vs 32 bit architectures. SpiderMonkey, nspr, and boost gave us the most problems.

Next we plan to work through some framework/GUI issues and report that progress back to you just as soon as possible. Hopefully at that time we can share some screen shots with you.

Obviously we have made good progress but we still have some big steps ahead of us to clear before real testing can begin.

We will provide more news when we have it. Thank for your support and unyielding encouragement.


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Jay Ess
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Time estimate.
Reply #1 on : Wed May 05, 2010, 09:08:14
But do you guys got *any* time estimate when a downloladeble version will be released?
Olaf Monien
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Re: Development Update: UltraEdit for Mac now loads on Mac!
Reply #2 on : Wed May 05, 2010, 09:22:23
Happy to hear it's still alive - I already thought I'll have to stick with TextWrangler forever - no offense if any of you TextWrangler guys are reading here ;-)
Mark A Sanderson
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Go Mac UEdit!
Reply #3 on : Wed May 05, 2010, 09:53:26
Super! I've dumped windoze many years ago for a Mac and my only regret has been the lack of UltraEdit in Mac land. Please sign me up! I'm waiting in anticipation!

Great work!

Kenneth Vogt
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Sign me up for beta testing
Reply #4 on : Wed May 05, 2010, 10:32:28
I can't wait! Sign me up for beta testing.
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Re: Development Update: UltraEdit for Mac now loads on Mac!
Reply #5 on : Wed May 05, 2010, 12:55:33
thanks for the update! looking forward to see the screens!
Martin Omander
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Looking forward to it
Reply #6 on : Wed May 05, 2010, 14:37:32
I just switched from Windows to a Mac machine. It turns out the only thing I miss from Windows is UltraEdit. Looking forward to using UltraEdit on my Mac soon!
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Go Mac ultra
Reply #7 on : Wed May 05, 2010, 23:28:03
Thats great news. Been waiting on this for over 7 years.
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Great News !
Reply #8 on : Thu May 06, 2010, 04:49:26
Thanks for feedback about porting UE to OS X.
I tried UEdit on Windows et I love it.
I use Mac since several years and I would have this great editor on my Macs.

I'm looking forward to see the screens and feedback.

Geert Weimann H.
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UltraEdit for Mac
Reply #9 on : Thu May 06, 2010, 06:46:34
Ever since leaving Windows for Tigers and Leopards I've missed UE and never found any comparable SW.
More than encouragement - all wishes for the big steps ahead towards reality....
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Reply #10 on : Thu May 06, 2010, 09:12:29
This is great news! I love ultra edit, and I recently switched to a Mac. I cant wait to use UltraEdit on my new Mac.... YEAH! Its like eating cake and getting ice cream with it. by the way, TextWrangler stink.
Jason Miller
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Keep it coming!
Reply #11 on : Thu May 06, 2010, 09:35:19
Can't wait - UE is the ONLY thing I've missed since leaving Windows a few years ago!
Rudolf Glaser
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Reply #12 on : Thu May 06, 2010, 09:44:09
Da kann ich ja dann Windows und Parallels von meinen Macs abräumen ;) *RG*
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Reply #13 on : Thu May 06, 2010, 12:22:52
Glad to see that you are making positive progress....I have been wanting UltraEdit for Mac since it was originally announced. Can't wait.
Spencer Roach
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UES and UC next?
Reply #14 on : Thu May 06, 2010, 14:29:34
Hoping that UEStudio and UltraCompare will follow soon afterward!!! I've installed them on my Mac using CrossOver...works ok, but a full-blown Mac version would be awesome!!!!!
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Yes you can
Reply #15 on : Thu May 06, 2010, 17:04:46
make a great version of my favourite text editor for the mac. I hope, that I soon can have my fav editor back while still using my mac, to whom I switched a few months ago. I miss it...
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Thanx for your updates
Reply #16 on : Fri May 07, 2010, 03:12:03
Hi, thank you for your monthly updates on UltraEdit for the Mac! I can't wait to get my hands on it, because I'm feeling forced to use Win XP on a VM to use UltraEdit (13.20+2 my version). I also use HomeSite 5.2+ for years now (in the same Win XP VM), an unfortunately Adobe does not support it any more. I hope to finde some of it's possibilities in UltraEdit for Mac, when it's finished. Keep up the good work and greetings from Germany, Soeren
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Woohoo - Bet Testing Candidate
Reply #17 on : Fri May 07, 2010, 06:07:55
I've switched to a MAC for personal use and miss my UltraEdit. Look forward to revisiting it. If you're looking for Beta testers, sign me up.
Sebastiaan van Stijn
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Great News!
Reply #18 on : Thu May 13, 2010, 15:39:16
Glad to hear you've got the basics working! Eagerly, but patiently awaiting further news :)
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Can't wait
Reply #19 on : Thu May 13, 2010, 16:52:18
Looking forward to the Mac release, hopefully that will include UltraCompare!
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Multi-platform licensing
Reply #20 on : Fri May 21, 2010, 11:12:23
When will I be able to purchase a Multi-platform license that covers the Mac version, too? I run Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux systems and am very interested in purchasing a license that will let me use it on all three. I'd love to begin using UltraEdit on Windows now, with the possibility of using it on Mac OS X when it's officially released, but this does not appear to be possible with the current Multi-platform license offered. This is the only thing preventing me from purchasing a Multi-platform license right this minute.
Alessandro Maestri
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I want to be a beta tester!
Reply #21 on : Tue June 15, 2010, 09:54:52
Please, sign me like a beta tester for UltraEdit for Mac.
Thank's a lot.
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Reply #22 on : Tue October 05, 2010, 11:44:39
It has been almost 5 years since I moved to OSX and UE is the only thing I miss about windows. Glad to hear it is coming along nicely. Any ETA on a beta/trial version?

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