Lime Text is a Free Alternative to Sublime Text, Later Being a Closed Source Paid Text Editor. Know the features, how to use Lime Text Free Software. Previously, we talked about some Text Editors for Mac OS X; although Lime Text can be build for other Operating Systems, apart from OS X.
There are definite reasons to support Lime Text Project by us – it is Free Software (comes with BSD License clause 2), whereas Sublime Text costs $70 per copy. It is obvious, $70 for one copy is not agreeable pricing and many users might get in to the trap of using so called “freely available” pirated copy with the risk of having Malware. Lime Text Project does need a good support. We, absolutely have nothing to do with the developers of Lime Text or the project, at the time of Publishing this article. We clearly has not been paid for publishing this article.
Basics on Lime Text
Many knows about Sublime Text editor. Many even created several plugins to make Sublime Text editor better. Sublime Text editor is not a Free Software / Open Source Software and as clearly known – Open Source Software are more safer as the full code can be checked for any vulnerability. Official Repository of Lime Text goes here :Advertisement
Building and Using Lime Text
As from the GitHub Wiki you will get the basics to build Lime Text, which basically requires Homebrew Package Manager :
We will go in to detailed step by step guide on building Lime Text on OS X in future, but the basic guide to install and use Homebrew Package Manager is already written here, which can be a good point to start for most of the users, including WordPress developers.