Brackets 1.6 (Open-Source Text Editor Developed By Adobe) Has Been Released

As you may know, Brackets, the open-source editor created by Adobe is now available for Linux systems. It is very usefull for web designers and developers, because it has support for HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Even dough is lightweight, it has some interesting functions, like Code Preview or Quick Edit. Quick Edit offers a simple and intuitive interface, offering the user the needed tools for manipulating the code, while the Core Preview mode allows the user to quickly move through the source code for an easier edit.

The latest version available for the Linux systems is Brackets 1.6, coming with the below changes:

  • Add flip-view and close buttons to pane-headers by petetnt : In split view, documents now can be closed via the new close button added at the right corners of both the panes. Also, document now can be easily moved into the other pane, using the new flip button.
  • Type Inference in hint list by swmitra : Javascript code hints are now further improved to show more information like the type and documentation associated with the function/variable along with any hyperlinks.
  • Split View (Same Document) by swmitra : Same document can now be opened in both the panes, when in split view.
  • Toggle panels and no-Distraction mode by abose : Brackets now has a no-distraction mode which can be enabled using Cmd-Shift-2 shortcut. Once enabled, this mode will hide the toolbar bar panel on the right as well as the project tree. Panels can now be toggled with the shortcut ctrl+shift+~.

UI Changes:

  • New Flip Buttons have been added to the split panes using which, documents can be moved from one pane to the other.
  • An opened document can be removed from working set using the new close Button in the split pane.
  • Word wrap now respects the line intents.

Installation instructions:

Brackets is available via some third party PPA, so installing the text editor and keeping it up to date on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems like Linux Mint 17.x and Elementary OS 0.3 Freya should not cause too many problems.

Just add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the brackets package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/brackets
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install brackets

Optional, if you are unhappy with brackets and want to remove it, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove brackets

For Debian Jessie, Debian Wheezy and derivative systems like Robolinux and SparkyLinux, the deb are available via GitHub. You just need to install gdebi and download and install brackets, via gdebi.

Instructions for 32 bit systems:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget https://github.com/adobe/brackets/releases/download/release-1.5/Brackets.Release.1.6.32-bit.deb
$ sudo gdebi Brackets.Release.1.6.32-bit.deb

Instructions for 64 bit systems:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget https://github.com/adobe/brackets/releases/download/release-1.5/Brackets.Release.1.6.64-bit.deb
$ sudo gdebi Brackets.Release.1.6.64-bit.deb

Optional, to remove brackets from either Ubuntu, Debian or a derivative system, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove brackets

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