Brackets Sprint 32 Build

Brackets 32 is online and ready for download. This release is largely an architectural one, but we still managed to sneak in a few improvements. Everyone should notice an enhanced user experience for Live Development and Quick Edit. Extension developers will be happy to find we upgraded Brackets to Node 0.10.

Live Development Launch

You’ve probably run into this annoyance a couple times: You are busy editing a CSS file and click on (or press Ctrl/Cmd + Alt + P) to launch Live Development and you get a big old error saying “Open an HTML file in order to launch live preview”. Brackets needs to know which HTML file you want to preview and up until now it has never attempted to guess. Starting in Brackets 32, Brackets will assume you meant to open the index.html file in the root of your project. It’s a pretty unsophisticated guess, but it should cut down on the number of times you see that error.

Quick Edit

We made a slight tweak to the Quick Edit interface to make file names easier to distinguish from CSS rules. Iterative design ftw!

File names are now highlighted in Quick Edit

Under The Hood / Node 0.10

Performance is improved when writing JavaScript within <script> blocks and when searching with Find in large files. We also upgraded the version of node.js running inside of Brackets to version 0.10.18. This update will largely go unnoticed for most, but it’s laying the foundation for a significant re-architecture of our file system – as we focus on bringing Brackets to the browser. We also made some changes to the core for features that will land in Sprint 33

From The Community

Brackets now treats .jsm and .master files as JavaScript files and recognizes Dust.js templates. German, Turkish, Czech and Finnish translations were updated by the community. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

As always, you can get all the details in the Release Notes.

Coming Soon

We’ve got a lot in store for Bracket 33 as we refine and enhance common workflows. We hope to add the ability to create new CSS selectors from the Quick Edit interface and allow you to preview images from within your editor. Stay tuned.

14 Responses


  1. Dennis says:

    Hello, can you tell when PSD Lense will be available in Brackets? Thanks for your great job and keep on coding!

  2. parth kapadia says:

    Love the slight tweak on the live development view. A suggestion for future sprints -> on clicking Live Dev view in a CSS file, open a dialogue box which allows choosing of a page to view (with a checkbox option to select the default page for future clicks)

  3. Don Kerr says:

    thanks for the performance improvements! … script block code editing works much better!

    Love that live now defaults to index.html 🙂 It might be best to let us select which file to use, but most of my apps are single page anyway.

    Great job!


  4. Clay Miller says:

    Great release! Glad to hear about Live Development Launch. Also very excited about the work on image previews. One slight correction: ASP.NET Master Pages are highlighted as HTML, not as JavaScript.

  5. BJ says:

    Thanks guys good work..

    Just curious, I know this is the worst question to ask a developer but when does Brackets become a Final product ?

    I mean this project has been a Sprint (Beta) for more than 1,5 years, at some point there has to be a Final version but when can we expect that?


    • Adam Lehman says:

      Totally fair question. We don’t really believe Brackets will ever be “final”, but we are working to what we refer to as a “day-to-day” milestone. Meaning, there are enough core features that Brackets can be used day-to-day for web design and development. We’re *really* close and think it will be there by the end of this year.

  6. Rick Yentzer says:

    Kudos to an amazing editor. Brackets has quickly become one of my favorites. With Brackets being open source, how can I best show my appreciation for the hard work that has been put into this?

  7. You guys are a phenomenal developers. Keep it up!
    Using it full time now!

  8. Edgar says:

    Please, make the ability to edit file live via ftp. 🙁

  9. boypeace says:

    can’t run after install on kali linux (nothing process), why??

  10. SU says:

    Please support for simplified Chinese (GB2312) Unicode.

  11. Miguel says:

    Thank u very much for your job .It´s awesome

  12. Tom says:

    Please add multi-cursor editing. This is the only feature I can’t live without.

  13. Dinesh says:

    brackets doesn’t work in kali linux.

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