Smultron and Lingon Developer Hangs Up Hat


If you were to navigate to or today, you would see the following text on your screen:


First of all I’d like to thank you for your interest in my applications. But I have now come to a point where I don’t have the time to spend on the applications that they deserve so I have decided to not release any more versions for the foreseeable future.


Peter Borg”

Lingon is a utility to assist managing the launchd process. I covered Lingon in-depth back in February, and it has been a fantastic, easy-to-use tool for managing my custom scripts. The current version can still be downloaded from Alternatives include Apple’s (s aapl) commandline tool launchctl, and the $5 shareware tool launchd Editor.

Smultron is a fully featured popular text-editor and was one of the first applications I downloaded when I moved over from Windows to the OS X world in 2007. Most importantly, it’s lightweight, fast and boasts a great-looking syntax highlighter, among other tools. It, too, can still be downloaded from
Of course, there are heaps of alternative text editors for OS X, from the commercial offerings, like Textmate, SubEthaEdit and BBEdit, to the free TextWrangler.

Being open-source projects, hopefully somebody will take over maintaining these two very useful applications. In the meantime, both applications continue to work fine on both Leopard and Snow Leopard, and until they don’t, I’m happy to continue using them. So I’ll just say, thanks very much, Peter for those two great applications. Your efforts have been most appreciated.