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UltraEdit for Mac: Development Update 06/10

Ian D. Mead,
President

As I mentioned last month, UltraEdit for Mac, and all its dependencies, now build cleanly on Snow Leopard in Xcode v3.2.

We are now well into the framework/GUI cleanup and have turned our attention to the new toolbars/icons that will set UltraEdit for Mac apart from its Windows counterpart.

Aside from the differences between the Windows/Mac GUIs, under the hood, UltraEdit for Mac features the core performance characteristics of its Windows counterpart. We have also migrated the numerous advancements that came out of our recent port to Linux in UltraEdit for Mac making it a super-hybrid of our product line.

Although we are running UltraEdit on Mac machines all over the building, we are holding back on providing any screenshots for at least another month so we can better season the GUI. Hopefully we can share some screen shots with you in July and possibly publish an anticipated beta schedule.

Currently the initial builds are targeted specifically for Snow Leopard (my favorite), Tiger, and Leopard.

Although UE for Mac's time is nearing, I'd also like to mention that the cross-platform version of UltraCompare is underway as well.

In-time, we plan to offer our products in OS specific versions as well as a multi-platform license for those that work across multiple platforms or have dual boot systems.

Thank you for trusting IDM as your solution provider.


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Rockr
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Qt?
Reply #1 on : Mon May 31, 2010, 17:33:29
Poor guys, if you had opted for Qt you'd have the Linux and Mac versions already....
Eric Palmer
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Thanks
Reply #2 on : Wed June 02, 2010, 12:17:29
I am waiting anxiously for the Mac Version. Since going from windows to Mac a year ago I feel like I have lost an old friend.

thanks for working on this port.

Eric P
Richmond VA
U of Richmond
Ian Howlett
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I'm looking forward to a good polished version
Reply #3 on : Wed June 02, 2010, 12:38:43
Thanks for working on this, Ian, I'm looking forward to using it. It's worth spending the time to get it right. I really like the way you're focussing on polish in the PC version - I hope that philosophy extends to the Mac version too.
Jeff Newman
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Mac Ultra Edit
Reply #4 on : Wed June 02, 2010, 13:44:55
Thanks for all of the great work on this I am looking forward to having this great editor as one my editing tools
JFM
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Can't wait
Reply #5 on : Wed June 02, 2010, 16:09:18
Buoys & Gulls:

Can't wait for the Mac version -- I too switched from Windows to Mac about 1.5 years ago and feel like a part of me is missing without UltraEdit!

\jm
p6ril
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Arggg
Reply #6 on : Thu June 03, 2010, 04:17:22
Dammit I just bought BBEdit which is awfully expensive. UltraEdit is one of the reason why I've never abandoned my Windows machines in favor of Linux although I recently turned to MacOS (keeping Windows machine anyway). I've used UltraEdit for years and it's probably the best tool ever. I'll welcome it on the Mac. Thanks to the team for this must have product.
marcfal
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Excellent news
Reply #7 on : Thu June 03, 2010, 09:10:39
Waiting for the osx version of my favorite editor under XP.
I think that Rockr comment is totally inappropriate. I am sure that Qt is a good IDE but to assume that UltraEdit developers had trouble and state it in here is lame.
UltraEdit Phreak
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My Dream is coming true....
Reply #8 on : Thu June 03, 2010, 09:24:25
Still waiting with for Ultra Edit on the Mac!!! I cant wait. Im sick of TextWrangler.. Go Ian!
Mark Copeland
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Can't wait!
Reply #9 on : Thu June 03, 2010, 09:37:00
Since converting to Mac, UE is 1 of 2 Windows programs for which I have to use Parallels. Can't wait for there to be a Mac version of UE!
Ryan
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Can't wait
Reply #10 on : Thu June 03, 2010, 09:54:41
One of two apps that I miss from the windows world. Are you planning on doing any beta programs for the Mac build?
Larr
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Universal Binary Version
Reply #11 on : Thu June 03, 2010, 09:59:32
I've noticed that you mention Snow Leopard. I'm still on a PPC, OSX 10.5.8. Will the new version be available for PPCs as well???
Mark Edwards
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Seriously looking forward to this...
Reply #12 on : Thu June 03, 2010, 10:41:43
Ian, any idea on when we can likely get our hands on beta/pre-release version to play with? I run systems on Windows, Linux and MacOS and am really looking forward to being able to ditch TextWrangler in favour of UE.

Excellent news that UC will also be following hot on the heels too :-)
Sam Boyarsky
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sad
Reply #13 on : Thu June 03, 2010, 13:42:27
I'm sad that I'll be leaving the world of development before UEMac is available. I was really looking forward to this when I switched to Mac a bit over 2 years ago. I suppose I'll save some money though.
makip
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Multi-platform licensing
Reply #14 on : Thu June 03, 2010, 17:57:54
That's great news Ian, I wasn't aware of your multi-platform pipeline.
Although I'm primarily a Mac user I recently purchased a lifetime upgrade licence for Windows. I hope you'll consider a friendly upgrade path for existing customers, who are lifetime upgrade holders and use multi platforms. And I promise to evangelise it on the Mac on your behalf!

Thanks,
Maki
Kev
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Thanks!
Reply #15 on : Sat June 05, 2010, 16:24:11
Thanks for the update. I've been a faithful UE user since the 90's, and am waiting eagerly for the Mac version. (Oh, and as someone who loves programs designed to be as native as possible, thanks for NOT using Qt.)
Mark A Sanderson
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Yea! Go Ultra Edit on Mac
Reply #16 on : Wed June 09, 2010, 09:25:30
Super news... put me down for an order as soon as its available! Great job.
V. Dean
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ultra-edit for Mac
Reply #17 on : Wed June 09, 2010, 14:09:29
I'm back to making detailed inputs to the standard computer programs used in my field -- now on my iMac -- so I am looking forward to being able to use Ultra-edit again. It makes my work fun; thanks!
Sven Peper
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Thanks for NOT using Qt!
Reply #18 on : Thu June 10, 2010, 09:22:01
Seriously, thanks for NOT using Qt!!
Eric
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Beta ????
Reply #19 on : Tue June 15, 2010, 13:32:10
How's about a beta version ? I'm using UE since than 12 years on the PC and would be happy to use the same on the mac.
Regards,
Eric
CP
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Thanks! Can't wait!
Reply #20 on : Tue June 15, 2010, 18:28:12
Thanks for the update. I have always loved the Windows version and the last 5 years have only been using macs at work and cannot wait for this. Please let me know if you do a beta program also as I'd be happy to test for you.
Charles Teague
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Thanks, Gang!
Reply #21 on : Wed June 16, 2010, 05:06:18
Since discovering UltraEdit back in the stone-age it's been the first app I load on every computer I buy -- until this nice new Macbook. I can't wait to see the old reliable running in the new environment. Thanks again Ian and team!
Wayne Machamer
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Can't Wait! Willing Beta Tester.
Reply #22 on : Wed June 16, 2010, 09:31:23
I have been a long time Ultra Edit person since the 90's and it has been part of tool belt every since. It even saved my life or made me look good on a few project! If you need a volunteer to see it's ready for the wild let me know.
John Abraham
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Can't wait
Reply #23 on : Wed June 16, 2010, 09:47:01
I'm really looking forward to this.
Mark R Friedman
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beta tester
Reply #24 on : Wed June 16, 2010, 11:47:40
Ian,

I have a lifetime subscription to UltraEdit on the PC platform, which I gave up a couple of years ago for a Mac.
I'd like to help you beta test this, if you're open to that, and I was wondering if my license will be transferrable from the PC platform to the Mac.

Thanks,
Mark
Frisco
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UltraEdit for Mac
Reply #25 on : Fri June 18, 2010, 16:20:52
I'm puzzled as to why you would target anything other than Snow Leopard for your initial release. (Question: of all current mac users, what percentage are running Tiger?) Apple drops support fairly rapidly for older versions, unlike the folks in redmond. Looking forward to the beta.
Keith
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Can't wait but yes, please remember your loyal windows customers
Reply #26 on : Sun June 20, 2010, 08:03:28
Great update, looking forward to the one app I still need windows for being available on macosx.

As others have said, I've had a lifetime upgrade license for windows ultraedit and waited patiently for macosx version whilst remaining true to ultraedit. Please please consider a good deal for those of us who have existing windows lifetime licenses.

Would love to help betatest when it's available (and another thank you for NOT using Qt - shudder)
*KC*
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Supported OS!?
Reply #27 on : Mon June 21, 2010, 02:54:38
Why Tiger and Leopard? I think developers have tojour the newest operating systems - concentrate your power to Snow Leopard.

*KC*
harald
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Re: UltraEdit for Mac: Development Update 06/10
Reply #28 on : Fri July 09, 2010, 06:25:35
checking back every month and now waiting for the juli update on this :o)

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