updated 07:00 pm EDT, Mon October 22, 2007
SubEthaEdit new format
TheCodingMonkeys today released SubEthaEdit 3.0, an update to its text editing and text collaboration software. Highlighted in this release is a new file format -- made especially for multiple users working on the same document -- that preserves all author-inserted metadata, offering pick-up-and-go functionality for work that is in progress. The new format uses industry-standard SSL encryption for all users connected to a file. A new Statistics window shows project-specific data, showing details such as what user has contributed or deleted the most from a document. The Bonjour and Internet windows have been consolidated into a common Connections window, simplifying the interface. New users can purchase SubEthaEdit for 30€ (~$40), with a promotional 2-user pack available for 40€ (~$55).
SubEthaEdit's syntax highlighting has also been enhanced, allowing authors to take advantage of features such as nesting, and importing parts of other syntax definitions. The highlighter has been optimized to behave faster as well.
Documents can be opened faster, due to enhancements made to how it stores and "guesses" at encoding information. The interface for the application has been revamped, and the developer has added "mode triggers".