Java News from Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Bare Bones Software has released version 8.0 of BBEdit, my preferred text editor on the Mac. New features in this release include improved handling of Unicode files, HTML Tidy integration, HTML fragment syntax checking, and support for the Perforce source code control system.

BBEdit is $179 payware. Upgrades are $49 for 7.0 owners and $59 for owners of earlier versions. Mac OS X 10.3.5 or later is required so I won't be upgrading as all my systems are running 10.2 or earlier. I'm always amazed at the willingness of software vendors to just throw away potential sales by refusing to support anything but the newest and buggiest OS release.