I have to admit that Komodo Edit 4.4 is the editor I use the most for editing and developing. What I like is code collapsing/expanding, quite nice syntax help, also SSH2 support, which is a must for any editor. Additionally, it is free (there is a paid Komodo IDE version too). Overall, quite nice tool.

However, there are couple of points where it could improve as well.

First, Komodo edit’s project management is far from satisfactory. It automatically adds files in the same directory as project file to project, which is not desirable behavior sometimes. Quite often project files are used for keeping shortcuts to important files in remote server only, so the “projects” are quite messed up. The more project you got, the more messy it looks ๐Ÿ˜‰

Whatโ€™s even worse, the files in project are handled by their name, and not by name and location like it should be. So, you can not add 2 files with same name to same project, even if locations are completely different. One co-worker even lost content of one file due to this “nice” Komodo edit’s feature.

The remote access to files needs a fine-tune too. In previous versions, reloading a project would change active remote dir to the one of last file loaded. Nowadays it does not change it, and it feels like a downgrade in capabilities – I have to browse more till I can edit the files required.

Overall veto: Komodo Edit is more geared towards local project development with some ocasional edits on remote server. Quite good tool if you are cheap ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Giedrius Majauskas

I am a internet company owner and project manager living at Lithuania. I am interested in computer security, health and technology topics.


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