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Light Table is a new kind of IDE - a reactive work surface for the creation and exploration of our programs.
Light Table is a new kind of IDE - a reactive work surface for the creation and exploration of our programs.
7,317 backers pledged $316,720 to help bring this project to life.

Point of clarification on dates

Unfortunately kickstarter doesn't let me fix things, so this is the only way for me to get information across :( Here are the rough time frames for the project:

  • Earliest access - August 2012 
  • Pre beta - October 2012 
  • early beta - Decemeber 2012 
  • Official Beta - late January 2013 
  • Launch - May 2013


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      Ryan Badour on April 26, 2012

      I hope some of the first plugins for this will be Vim and Emacs bindings. I don't think I'd use it without them.

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      Robert J. Berger on April 20, 2012

      I've been using emacs since 1980. Its great. But many of the core concepts and implementation is wedged in 1970's tech. I'm ready for something new. LightTable is the first thing I've seen that meets that criteria for me.

    3. Roman Grazhdan on April 20, 2012

      Sad to see so little love for this project.
      Everywhere I wrote about the project people went like 'use vim/emacs'. I love vim and I use it a lot, but what the hell?
      I still think it's an interesting project, and I think it's going to be great to teach children programming. I'm sure you will succeed, and I'll up my pledge if necessary.

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      UbuntuDragon on April 20, 2012

      Once the pre beta or early beta is going, you should consider setting up a forum, where backers can post feedback, suggestions, bugs, etc.

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      MBybee on April 18, 2012

      I'm very interested in this - I have the worst time with most of the current IDEs, and could REALLY do with something better

    6. Roman Grazhdan on April 18, 2012

      Hey, don't worry about that!

      From what I've seen with other projects, you just pick a single site where all the information is available and the fans would link to it and help you dealing with newcomers, and you just make some updates every three-four days.

      It's a nice project, will now go and try to make some people join it. :)