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It's funny you say that, because as the only full time-ish developer of Chocolat, I could really use a lot of help!

There's ~600 open issues, my personal todo list alone is several years' worth of work. Too much for one man.

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People make too much of open vs closed source. The real distinction is individual-lead vs committee-written.

TextMate, Sublime and Vim are good editors. But they are also Allan, Jon and Bram. Writing an editor requires good taste, accumulated experience, and a certain disregard for users' feelings.

You need someone who cares about the editor. Without that, you get a program where everything is wrong, but nobody ever bothers to fix it.

This is however a blessing and a curse. If the author can't financially support themselves, the editor will die. If the author becomes a millionaire, the editor will die. Thankfully, I'm still poor.

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What are the 25 little things, by the way?




Haha, too much work indeed. :) I'm not going to list all 25 here, but I'd say the biggest three are definitely issues #1157 (this is HUGE, add a pref option please!!), #1369 (please!), and #1451/1417 (constantly crashing).

But overall, it's still just the most beautiful and elegant editor. :) Thanks for it!


Never heard of Chocolat before - but it is a very attractive OS X app!




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