Plans changing again!
As mentioned elsewhere… I don’t think the current markdown based foundation of FoldingText 2.0 is right for the outliner I’m trying to build. I’ve been working on that “more perfect outliner” over the last year under the name “FoldingText for Atom”. The goal being to create an outliner that’s more like I want, but that will also support existing FoldingText 2.0 users.
But it’s becoming apparent that approach won’t work. Trying to support lots of FoldingText 2.0 uses is slowing down development of “FoldingText for Atom”. And even with that extra work I’m now convinced that many users of FoldingText 2.0 won’t be happy with the new approach that I’m taking. Many people use FoldingText mostly as a Markdown editor, and that’s the part that I don’t want, so it’s not really solvable I think.
Because of this I’ll be making two big changes:
Mutahhir (who worked with me to build FoldingText) will be joining me to take over FoldingText 2.0. He’s been looking through the code refreshing his memory over the last few days.
This will be a part time project for Mutahhir. The goal will be to maintain, bug fix, and in generally keep FoldingText 2.0 working and moving forward with small updates. The first goal will be to finish up the long delayed version 2.1. After that the goal will be frequent small improvements.
I’ll continue to work on the FoldingText for Atom codebase, but under a new name as a separate product. Update This has since become TaskPaper 3 which is available at https://www.taskpaper.com.
I haven’t made this switch yet, but sometime in the next few weeks I’ll do the rename and close out the “FoldingText for Atom” section of this forum.