Wednesday, September 12th, 2007p>ActiveState have announced the launch of The Open Komodo Project which will offer an open source code base from which to develop integrated development environments.
The Open Komodo Project, based on the award-winning Komodo IDE, is a new initiative by ActiveState to create an open source platform for building developer environments. The Open Komodo Project will create Firefox-integrated web developer tools that support the open web.
The Open Komodo Project aims to create a full-featured web development tool for client-side web development integrated with FirefoxÂ©, Mozilla’s free, open source web browser, and based on the award-winning Komodo IDE. This new tool, codenamed Komodo Snapdragon, will be developed in collaboration with the open source community.
Meanwhile, our friends within the Mozilla Community were looking for tools and applications that advocate the open web. Since Komodo is built on the Mozilla platform and ActiveState has had a long-standing relationship with the open source community, making Komodo a part of the technology stack for the open web was an obvious choice, one that benefits both the open source community and ActiveState.
This announcement even got Dojo’s Alex Russell all worked up:
Very few of the Web IDE vendors seem to really â€œgetâ€ the web, and along with the folks at Aptana and Panic, the ActiveState bunch have impressed the hell out of me with their constant support of Open Source, deep understanding of why webdev sucks, and what they can do to fix it.
The first technology preview is expected to be ready by early November along with access to a public source repository and the Open Komodo website.
Full information about the project can be found on their project page
Posted by Rey Bango at 8:00 am