Bare Bones Software, makers of the venerable HTML and text editor
BBEdit, today released an update for the product that improves compatibility with a variety of FTP servers, improved performance under Mac OS X, support for previewing HTML documents in OmniWeb and various other interface enhancements.
This update allows BBEdit to convert as many preferences as possible from an existing 6.0 version. In order for the preferences to be converted you can’t have existing 6.1 preferences on the machine, and you must start the application for the first time under Mac OS 9.
If you are running OS X and want to use the Carbon version of BBEdit so you can convert your preferences, you will need to start BBEdit under Mac OS 9 and then restart into OS X. Due to technical constraints, this format conversion is not possible when running under Mac OS X, according to Bare Bones.
Additional changes in BBEdit 6.1.2 include:
Removed the “New Dir…” button from FTP browsers. (It is still supported in the modal FTP dialogs.)
Changed the name of “MacPerl Integration” in the preferences to “Perl Integration.”
Added file://localhost/ style URL resolution to the link checker.
Rationalized how file:// urls are generated on 9 and X, especially for preview (and OmniWeb).
You can drag out of the application when it is in the background on X.
FTP downloads should now be significantly faster, particularly when the file is very large and memory is tight.
The BBEdit 6.1.2 update is available free of charge to all registered
Customers; the updater can be
downloaded directly from the Bare Bones Software web site.