We are happy to announce that version 1.1 of Scratch, the elementary Community text editor, has been released. This is an important step for the development of this editor which has become, especially as of this version, a serious choice for a GTK based text editor.
With 1.1 you will see many new features, such as:
We'd like to spend a few words about that last feature mentioned. Nearly all text editors, regardless of the platform, require a click on a save button or an additional action to save the changes made by the user. With the auto save function (which is optional), this doesn't happen anymore; editing a file is like writing on a piece of paper. Everything is saved automatically without the need of additional actions. It may sound strange at first, but will quickly become very comfortable, and will likely be one of your favorite features.
In addition to adding these new features, we also fixed over 100 bugs and Scratch's memory usage was improved.
You can download the Scratch 1.1 source code from the Launchpad page of the project here, and you can install it easily using the elementary stable ppa (ppa:elementary-os/stable).
Thanks a lot to all the contributors!