For the first time, BBEdit 8.2.3 runs natively as a Universal Binary for the Apple Developer Transition Kit hardware. BBEdit 8.2.3 also introduces syntax coloring and function navigation for Objective-C++, fixes reported issues and adds minor interface refinements and enhancements.
In an interview with The Mac Observer, Bare Bones CEO Rich Siegel said that porting BBEdit wasnit terribly difficult. "The relatively short period of time since the WWDC means that we were able to do it for not a lot of effort," said Mr. Siegel.
This was based in part on the fact that BBEdit was already a well maintained Carbon app using Appleis Developer Tools. He added, "That put us in a very good position to do this without a lot of effort."
BBEdit is one of the first Mac OS X applications to be released as a Universal Binary, and the company said that it was targeting this release at the engineers at Apple and other developers who are busily retooling their own application to Mac OS X for Intel.
The BBEdit 8.2.3 update requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later and is available free of charge to all registered BBEdit 8 customers. An update package is available for download from the Bare Bones Software web site.