Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 8.1
New Support for Subversion, Enhancements to Text Factory and More

BEDFORD, Mass. – March 28, 2005 – Bare Bones Software today
announced the release and immediate availability of BBEdit(r) 8.1,
the latest version of the award-winning HTML and text editor for the
Macintosh. BBEdit 8.1 now includes support for Subversion, plus
enhancements to its groundbreaking “Text Factory” feature, and
various interface refinements and fixes for reported issues.

The BBEdit 8.1 update 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:


“BBEdit is a text editing power tool that continually evolves to
meet our customers’ needs,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of
Bare Bones Software, Inc. “More than a maintenance release, the
BBEdit 8.1 feature update advances our Text Factory technology and
provides integration with the next-generation open source software
configuration management system that numerous customers have

“Subversion is the leading Open Source next-generation version
control system, used by Open Source projects, such as Apache, Samba,
Zope and Debian, as well as many corporations,” said Brian
Behlendorf, CTO of CollabNet, the sponsor behind Subversion’s
development. “The Subversion project would not succeed without the
community of developers and ISVs who improve it and incorporate it
into their own products and services. We’re very happy to see Bare
Bones Software incorporate support for Subversion in BBEdit, which
gives their customers the ability to collaborate with other team
members in distributed environments.”

The new Subversion support provides an interface to the software
configuration management system from directly within BBEdit.
Subversion has been architected from the ground up for distributed,
Internet-based source code management with an emphasis on
WAN-performance and features that specifically address distributed
software development. Additional information about Subversion can be
found at:


The enhancements to the innovative Text Factory technology feature a
new Text Factory submenu and corresponding palette that displays
installed factories for quickly applying a factory to the current
document. Detailed information on additional enhancements and
refinements, including further additions to BBEdit’s rich scripting
interface and fixes for reported issues, can be found at:


About BBEdit

BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the
Macintosh. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of
professional Web authors and software developers, this award-winning
product provides a plethora of features for editing, searching, and
manipulation of text. BBEdit reliably transforms text with high

An intelligent interface provides easy access to BBEdit’s best of
class features including grep pattern matching, search and replace
across multiple files, function navigation and syntax coloring for
numerous source code languages, FTP and SFTP open and save,
AppleScript, Perl and Mac OS X Unix scripting support, glossary
support, intra-application automation, and a complete set of HTML

Most recently, BBEdit 8 introduced over one hundred new features and
improvements, including a new Documents Drawer and Navigation Bar
interface, new Text Factories for automating text processing,
numerous enhancements to the product’s signature HTML markup tools,
improved Unicode support, integrated support for Perforce, and much

For more information on BBEdit, or to download a fully functional
demo version, visit the company’s web site:


Pricing and Availability

BBEdit 8 is available at a suggested retail price of US$199. BBEdit
8 may be purchased directly from Bare Bones Software, the retail and
online Apple Stores, and numerous major Macintosh software
resellers. For a partial listing of domestic and international
resellers, visit:


A discounted cross-upgrade price of US$129 is available to owners of
Adobe GoLive or Macromedia Dreamweaver, and registered owners of
TextWrangler. All registered owners of BBEdit version 2.5 and later
are eligible to upgrade to BBEdit 8 by ordering directly from Bare
Bones Software. Registered owners of BBEdit 7.0 and 7.1 can upgrade
for US$49; registered owners of BBEdit 6.5 and older can upgrade for

Educational discounts and site license pricing are also available.
For details please visit the company’s web site at
(, send email to
(, or call (781) 687-0700.

About Bare Bones Software, Inc.

Bare Bones Software, Inc. develops leading-edge power tools for the
Macintosh. The company’s passion for creating deeply functional
software with a clean, effective interface has earned it devotion
from Mac users worldwide. The company’s award-winning products
include BBEdit, a professional HTML and text editor, Mailsmith, an
extra-strength email client, and TextWrangler, a high-performance
plain text editor. The company’s expanding product family also
includes Super Get Info, a file and folder info utility. Bare Bones
Software has been crafting fine Mac software since 1993 and operates
as a privately-held corporation based in Bedford, MA. For more
information, visit ( or send email to