Several days ago the release of the new stable version of Sublime Text 4 was announced, which comes shortly after 3 and a half years from the launch of the previous 3.0 branch and that by comparing these two stable branches, we can find that Sublime Text 4 includes a large number of improvements and quite good ones that highlight the evolution of the project .
For those unfamiliar with Sublime Text, they should know whatThis is a full-text editor that is especially attractive to programmers. Among the long list of possibilities that we find, we have the possibility of selecting different sections of a text that can then be processed simultaneously, syntax highlighting with support for more than forty languages and the macro capacity.
Main novelties of Sublime Text 4
Of the most important changes that stand out in this new version of the editor, as the main novelty is the support for devices using ARM processors like Raspberry Pi. This is an important change in the fundamentals of the application, since within the main devices to which This support is for Mac Apple Silicon. Although ARM64 builds were available for experimental use through a private beta program previously, it is now possible to get an ARM64 build directly from the installation page and enjoy programming on the go.
On the other hand, also support for multiple selection of tabs is highlighted, which has improved file tabs to facilitate split views, with full interface support and built-in commands.
We can also find that Sublime Text 4 has the support to be able to use the computer's GPU to render the interface and provide a smoother user interface while consuming less power. With the integration of this support, the latest version supports screen resolutions up to 8K. However, GPU rendering is disabled by default on Windows and Linux.
Of the other changes that stand out of this new version:
- The Adaptive theme adds support for custom title bars.
- Proper support for Wayland display server.
- Using VSync for animations instead of fixed 60Hz.
- Drag and drop text is now supported.
- Better support for copying and pasting with other applications that do not support UTF-8 text.
- Native file dialogs like the ones used in KDE.
- System dictionaries are now available for Linux.
Finally it is also mentioned that From now on, when a customer purchases a license, it will be valid for the next three years of updates instead of being tied to a single version of the publisher.
After the three years have passed, you can still use your key with software versions released in that time period, but to activate newer versions, you will need to purchase a license upgrade.
If you want to know more about it, you can check the details in the following link.
How to install Sublime Text 4 on Linux?
For those who are interested in being able to install the new version of this text editor, They can follow any of the following instructions, as appropriate.
In the case of those that are Debian, Ubuntu or derivative users of these, they must open a terminal and in it they will type the following:
wget -qO - https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-pub.gpg | sudo apt-key add -sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https echo "deb https://download.sublimetext.com/ apt/stable/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sublime-text.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install sublime-text
Now for who are they Arch Linux users and derivatives of this, what they must do is type the following in a terminal:
curl -O https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-pub.gpg && sudo pacman-key --add sublimehq-pub.gpg && sudo pacman-key --lsign-key 8A8F901A && rm sublimehq-pub.gpg echo -e "\n[sublime-text]\nServer = https://download.sublimetext.com/arch/stable/x86_64" | sudo tee -a /etc/pacman.conf sudo pacman -Syu sublime-text
As for those who are users of RHEL, CentOS or any derivative of these. The commands they must type are:
sudo rpm -v --import https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-rpm-pub.gpg sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo https://download.sublimetext.com/rpm/stable/x86_64/sublime-text.repo sudo yum install sublime-text
In the case of Fedora and derivatives:
sudo rpm -v --import https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-rpm-pub.gpgsudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://download.sublimetext.com/rpm/stable/x86_64/sublime-text.repo sudo dnf install sublime-text