FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Meredith Taitz, 781-687-0700, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 7.0
New Version Adds CVS Support, Multiple Web Site Support, and More
Bedford, MA — November 13, 2002 — Bare Bones Software today announced the
release and immediate availability of version 7.0 of BBEdit ™, the
professional’s construction tool for text editing and web development.
BBEdit 7.0 introduces a host of new features, including integrated support
for CVS, the ability to easily configure multiple web sites, powerful new
Sort Lines and Process Duplicate plug-ins, rectangular selection support,
ASP/VBScript syntax coloring support, and more.
New Development Capabilities
BBEdit 7.0 adds integrated support for CVS (the Concurrent Versions System
source control package) when running on Mac OS X, allowing the user to
transparently work with source files from multiple repositories.
Shell worksheet improvements in the new version include tool status
display, ‘sudo’ support, and improved generation of path names for files
dropped in shell worksheets.
The ‘bbedit’ command-line tool has been enhanced and now offers go-to-line
number support. Additionally, the installation and updating of this tool
are now managed by the application itself, rather than requiring a separate
New Web Authoring Features
Work on more than one web site? BBEdit 7.0 allows you to easily configure
multiple web sites via the HTML Web Site preferences and transparently work
with files from any defined site using BBEdit’s industry-leading HTML Tools.
Other new features include syntax coloring support for ASP/VBScript, XHTML
1.1 support in the HTML Tools and syntax checker, and a “Close Current Tag”
command which speeds and simplifies HTML tag creation and editing.
New Text Editing Features
The Sort Lines and Process Duplicate Lines plug-ins have been completely
redesigned, and now offer grep pattern support for sorting, extracting, and
handling text more flexibly than ever before.
BBEdit 7.0 adds support for selecting and operating on rectangular regions
of text; this is particularly useful when working with data in tabular
formats. BBEdit’s powerful editing and transformation features are easily
applied to such “rectangular selections”.
Additionally, BBEdit’s new menu-driven and key-bindable Glossary item
selection makes inserting frequently used text into your documents even
faster and easier.
This new version also adds a “Paste Previous Clipboard” command, “Quartz”
text smoothing support in editing views, improved support for Mac OS X
Services (on Mac OS X 10.2), plus palette-savvy window resizing and a new
“atop” window stacking option.
A new plug-in info window displays version information, online help, and
web links for installed plug-ins. Plug-ins can also now be installed via
For more information on BBEdit 7.0, or to download a fully functional demo
version, visit the company’s web site:
BBEdit 7.0 requires Mac OS 9.2.2 or later with CarbonLib 1.5 or later, and
runs natively under Mac OS X (version 10.1.5 or later required; version
10.2.2 or later strongly recommended).
Pricing and Availability
BBEdit 7.0 has a suggested retail price of US$179. It may be purchased
directly from Bare Bones Software, as well as from many major Macintosh
software resellers. For a partial listing of domestic and international
This new version is available immediately for purchase and download
directly from Bare Bones Software. CD-ROM packages will be available for
shipment within 2-3 weeks; for more information on estimated shipment
times, visit the Bare Bones Software web site.
A discounted cross-upgrade price of US$119 is available to owners of BBEdit
Lite, Adobe GoLive, or Macromedia Dreamweaver. Educational discounts and
site license pricing are also available. For details please visit the
company’s Web site at (http://store.barebones.com/), send email to
(email@example.com), or call (781) 687-0700.
Upgrades from Previous Versions
All registered owners of BBEdit version 2.5 and later are eligible to
upgrade to BBEdit 7.0 by ordering directly from Bare Bones Software. This
version upgrade offer is not available through resellers.
The upgrade price is US$49 plus shipping and handling (S&H not applicable
for download orders) until December 31, 2002. Starting January 1, 2003, the
upgrade price will be US$49 for registered users of BBEdit 6.5 and US$59
for registered users of 6.1 and older.
Anyone who purchased BBEdit 6.5 on or after September 1, 2002 is eligible
for a free upgrade, and all currently registered customers who purchased on
or after that date will automatically be sent free upgrades starting within
the next 2 to 3 weeks. For more information or to determine eligibility,
please visit the company’s Web site at (http://store.barebones.com/), send
email to (firstname.lastname@example.org), or call (781) 687-0700.
About Bare Bones Software, Inc.
Bare Bones Software, Inc., incorporated in 1994, is a privately-held
corporation based in Bedford, MA. BBEdit, the company’s flagship product,
has received numerous accolades from press and users, including a rating of
five mice from Macworld Magazine, a MacFixIt Toolbox award, a MacUser UK
Award nomination, and a 2001 Macworld Editor’s Choice Award. Mailsmith, a
professional Internet email client, and Super Get Info are also part of
their expanding product family. For more information, visit
(http://www.barebones.com/) or send email to (email@example.com).