On TextMate and FTP[lease]

May 15, 2006

MacroMates, please, for the love of god, add edit-over-FTP functionality to TextMate! I'm loving your text editor and am thinking very seriously about weaning myself away from the free TextWrangler (there, I said it!), but the one thing holding me back is the fact that I can't do File rarr; Open from FTP from within the application. I realize that there's a "debate" brewing around this issue and that some people claim to like using an external FTP client, but let's face it, they're either ignorant or lying to themselves. Umm, why would someone want to use a separate program to execute such a simple, common task? Answer, they wouldn't.

Frankly, I don't even care about SFTP, I just want to be able to open all of my site-related stuff through the editor itself. Better yet, and hopefully this is something you would do anyway were you to add FTP, give us the ability to mix local and remote files within the same "project"; this would be a godsend, and, well, I for one would talk about the editor incessantly, not to mention create things for it as needed.

Hell, while I'm complaining, could you please give us the ability to kill the horizontal tab bar when we are using the Project Drawer? I see no need for both.

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