Descriptions for BBEdit 12.0.2
Released: Dec 2nd, 2017
Developer: Bare Bones Software
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.11.6 or later
Web Site: http://www.barebones.com/products/
A comprehensive and flexible text and HTML editor that includes high-end editing, searching, and manipulation tools for any type of text
BBEdit is a feature-packed and state-of-the-art HTML and text processing macOS application designed to help you manipulate text in many other different ways than to your usual word processor.
Focused on editing and managing code
Moreover, the BBEdit editor does not include advanced options for formatting text, visual-based text altering tools, thesaurus or headers and footers, but it focuses instead on providing an efficient code editing tool for your everyday development needs.
With the help of BBEdit’s user intuitive and insightful user interface, you will be able to create and edit source files, webpages and any type of text document related to small or large development projects.
Regular expression based search and advanced code shaping tools
Furthermore, the BBEdit code processing utility, will allow you to make use of powerful features such as regular expression-based search and replace, fast and smart text coloring, highly advanced text transformations, code folding and completion, as well as other unique functions designed to make the process of code editing on a Mac as easy and as smooth as possible.
In addition, the BBEdit editor includes a vast set of options to help you edit text strings like source files for the World Wide Web or files for HTML and other programming languages.
HTML markup and web authoring
What’s more, if you are a professional web designer, you can use BBEdit to perform any web authoring task, as well as quick and swift HTML markup based code transformation tasks.
BBEdit also comes with extended support for tens of different web and desktop programming languages such as C++, Java, Perl, PHP, Ruby, SQL, Python and many more others.
As an added bonus, BBEdit provides you with the tools required for simultaneous and fast changing or finding of all occurrences of a piece of text in a set of files, for efficiently tweaking a webpage in a blink of an eye or for reformatting and modifying large text files in no time.
Scripting support for AppleScript and UNIX
Other noteworthy features include its integrated FTP and SFTP support, the robust spelling checker, tight integration with Adobe’s Dreamweaver, a command line tool and the advanced UNIX and AppleScript scripting support.
On the whole, BBEdit is a programming oriented text editor, with enough tools and features packed in to keep any developer happy, regardless of the type of project he’s working on.
What’s new in BBEdit 12.0.2
December 2nd, 2017
Additions & Changes:
- This release contains no new features or changes.
- In order to work around a crash in the OS (Radar 35052088), BBEdit will no longer submit recently opened items to the system-wide "Recent Items" list that appears on the Apple and Dock menus. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, and hope that it is strictly temporary.
- Fixed bug in which menu items indicated by searching for them using the Help search box would be disabled in situations where they shouldn't have been.
- Fixed bug in which the "Update" scripting event would return an error.
- BBEdit now writes out temporary files for live preview windows with 644 permissions, so that other processes (such as Apache) can read the file if necessary.
- Fixed a bug in which a request from the command line (or elsewhere) to open an sftp URL without a username (or password) would return a -50 error.
- Fixed a memory leak in the SFTP client listing code.
- Fixed bug in which twisting open an item in the FTP/SFTP browser would not always show its contents.
- Fixed a collection of bugs that conspired to slow down SFTP operations, particularly the initial connection to the remote server.
- Fixed a bug in which attempting to create a new FTP/SFTP item with the same name as one that was just deleted would report that an item with the same name already existed.
- Fixed a bug in which the FTP/SFTP navigation popup menu would not display all of the folder names in the ancestry chain if two adjacent folder names were spelled the same. (Thanks, NSPopUpButton, you're a real big help.)
- Fixed a regression in which "Save [a Copy] to FTP/SFTP" server didn't pick up on an active connection in cases where an FTP/SFTP browser window was open.
- Fixed bug in which dragging the title bar icon from a window displaying a document opened via the built-in FTP/SFTP support would drag the location of its backing file, and not the remote URL.
- Fixed bug in which the "Save [a Copy] to FTP/SFTP Server" panel didn't automatically connect to the destination server in cases where it had enough information available to do so.
- After connecting to a server, the FTP/SFTP browser window will move keyboard focus to the listing view; and after disconnecting, it will move focus back to the "Connect" button. This will save a press or two of the Tab key.
- Fixed bug in which disconnecting from an SFTP server would never take less than two seconds, which made processes like reopening a lot of SFTP files at application startup take much longer than they should have.
- Made a change to SFTP I/O to improve performance and CPU efficiency when waiting for data to arrive.
- Fixed a bug in which the SFTP client would report a successful "change working directory" operation even if the desired directory did not exist. Usually this would cause problems when deploying a site and adding directories that were not present the remote server.
- Fixed bug in which a -1704 error would be reported when choosing a directory from the title bar menu for a document that had been opened via the built-in FTP/SFTP support.
- BBEdit will (once again) warn about malformed UTF-8 files rather than simply refusing to open them.
- Fixed bug in which the "Allow the Escape key to trigger text completion" preference was ignored, and the Esc key did not work to trigger completions.
- Fixed bug in which no completion sources were allowed for plain-text languages (Text File, CSV, TSV), which was not necessarily a useful outcome.
- Fixed layout bugs in the completion panel with certain font/size combinations.
- Made ctl-n and ctl-p functional again in the completion panel.
- Fixed crash which would occur when quitting the application while the completion panel was open.
- Fixed bug in which the mouse/trackpad event that caused dismissal of the completion panel wasn't passed through to the text afterwards.
- Fixed a bug in which the initially selected item in the completion panel wasn't scrolled into view when it should have been.
- Fixed a bug in which invoking a clipping from the completion panel would lead to a bizarre chain of events in which the completion panel ran an AppleScript with a display dialog verb which accepted user input, and the Return or Enter key was used to accept the input in the dialog. The result was that the script would run again, lather rinse repeat.
- Fixed a bug in which completions for predefined selectors provided by the CSS/SCSS module would be out of order, leading to unexpected behavior in the completion panel.
- Fixed a bug in which the first completion suggested by a document's language would be selected in the list, even if other completions were before it (such as clippings).
- Rewrote ancestor discovery code (used for finding .git, .svn, and such like) to improve performance as well as behavior when used for files that aren't on the boot volume.
- Fixed crash which could occur when certain changes were made in the Font panel while adjusting a font preference.
- Fixed bug in which the "New Text Window" and "All Running Browsers" commands were left out of the "Preview In" submenu on the Markup menu.
- Fixed bug in which the window resulting from a Preview/New Text Window operation didn't have the desired title.
- Fixed bug in which certain errors reported during attempts to automatically back a file up were not reported correctly.
- Fixed bug in which contextual-menu commands in the Currently Open Documents list of a project sidebar would be targeted to the Project list instead.
- Made a change to the "Rearrange Columns" panel so that it can be expanded horizontally to accommodate long column header names.
- Fixed a bug in which preview temp files generated for live previews didn't have the appropriate extended attributes which allowed them to be excluded from various site operations.
- Fixed crash when trying to remove customized settings for a specific language (in the Languages settings).
- Fixed bug in which window activation changes were mismanaged by the application. Although there weren't any reported bugs attributable to this, it was wrong and needed to be fixed.
- Fixed bug in which zooming (option-click on the green button, or keyboard equivalent for the Zoom command) a window would not maximize it to the correct height.
- Fixed bug in which folder aliases/symlinks in disk browsers weren't correctly followed when double-clicked.
- Fixed a bug in which the non-focused pane in a split text view would drift when lines were added or removed while editing.
- Keyboard events that arrive during mouse tracking are now reposted when the mouse tracking is completed, rather than being ignored and beeping.
- The "handle" used for view splitters in some situations is now tinted using the prevailing color, rather than being drawn black.
- Fixed crash which would occur when switching an existing Text Factory action to a one that required certain parameters to be present.
- Fixed bug in which "Bring All to Front" didn't.
- Fixed a bug in which typing was visibly slow while editing documents in languages implemented by codeless language modules (although the language module was itself not the source of the problem).
- The factory default for showing Git ignored files in disk browsers and project folders has been changed, so that such items are now visible. The "Git Ignored Files" item in the filter menu (magnifying glass in the sidebar) can be used to adjust this setting.
- Fixed a latent bug that could have caused a crash when dragging text into the Find or Multi-File Search text boxes.
- Corrected behavior when attempting to initiate dragging from a background window; the drag now starts correctly rather than activating the window (and potentially obscuring the destination).
- Fixed bug in which multi-file search/replace results windows would leak a small amount of memory after use.
- Fixed bug in which Differences windows would leak a small amount of memory after use.
- Fixed bug in which clicking in the "scroll" area of a horizontal text view scrollbar would fail to scroll in the appropriate direction.
- Fixed a singleton memory leak.
- Made a change to work around an OS application framework behavior which would sometimes cause Apple Events to be dispatched incorrectly, which in turn could lead to unpredictable and undesired behavior during various operations.
- Fixed incorrect baseline layout of printed page headers when using certain fonts.
- Fixed a bug in which quitting the application while it was hidden (by using Log Out, Restart, Shut Down, or the Quit menu on the dock icon) would fail to save its internal state. This would result in data loss in cases where the state included unsaved documents that hadn't recently been autosaved.
- Fixed a memory leak when putting attributed text on the pasteboard.
- Made a change to prevent a crash when closing the Clippings and/or Insert Clipping panel while running on 10.11.6.
- Fixed bug in which files which were explicitly added to a project (vs being within a folder that had been added to the project) were not filtered correctly during multi-file search operations.
- Please note that if you use the Multi-File Search window to specify individual files, and you are using a file filter, the files you specify must match the filter or they will not be searched.
- Fixed a bug in the PHP function scanner/fold generator in which it didn't properly handle certain kinds of brace/paren/bracket nesting, and so wouldn't correctly generate folds for arrays in certain files.
- Symlinks/aliases are now allowed for items in the Preview Filters and Preview CSS application support folders, which makes it easier to work with (for example) preinstalled Markdown tools and style sheets in existing project directories.
- Restored heading level indicators for entries in the function menu for Markdown documents.
- Fixed a memory leak which would occur when closing the Find or Multi-File Search windows.
- Windows are once again listed on the application's Dock menu. Windows containing multiple documents will have those documents displayed in a sub menu for the window's item.
- Fixed bug which caused the tick marks used in vertical scroll bars to be drawn in an inverted coordinate system (and thus in the wrong place in the scrollbar track) on macOS 10.11 and 10.13.
- Made a change to the startup progress mechanics so that the progress panel doesn't appear unless the application takes more than a couple of seconds to restore its saved state. The application is also a better citizen during state restoration.
- Added search keywords to the Editing preferences for the pinch-to-zoom control.
- Made a change to display the name of each remote file that is being reopened at startup, rather than its entire URL (which usually got truncated).
- The "Unix Shell Script" color scanner is now better about heredocs which begin with a "-" after the "