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# What is Lime?

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I love the [Sublime Text](http://www.sublimetext.com) editor. [I have](https://github.com/quarnster/SublimeClang) [created](https://github.com/quarnster/SublimeJava) [several](https://github.com/quarnster/CompleteSharp) [plugins](https://github.com/quarnster/SublimeGDB) [to make](https://github.com/quarnster/ADBView) it even better. One thing that scares me though is that it is not open sourced and the [pace of nightly releases](http://www.sublimetext.com/nightly) have recently been anything but nightly, even now that version 3 is out in Beta.
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There was a period of about 6 months after the Sublime Text 2 "stable" version was released where pretty much nothing at all was communicated to the users about what to expect in the future, nor was there much support offered in the forums. People including myself were wondering if the product was dead and I personally wondered what would happen to all the bugs, crashes and annoyances that still existed in ST2. This lack of communication is a dealbreaker to me and I decided that I will not spend any more money on that product because of it.
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As none of the other text editors I've tried come close to the love I had for Sublime Text, I decided I had to create my own.
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# Status

The [frontend(s)](https://github.com/limetext/lime/issues?direction=desc&labels=frontend) are **not** ready to replace your favourite editor, but the backend itself I believe isn't too far away.

Your help is needed to move the project forward! Claim an [issue](https://github.com/limetext/lime/issues) as your own and submit a pull request!
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![Screenshot taken Oct 23 2013](http://i.imgur.com/VIpmjau.png)

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### Why create a clone?

Because I like the architecture of the extensibilities in the original editor.

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# Goals

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Please refer to the [Goals](https://github.com/limetext/lime/wiki/Goals) page in the [wiki](https://github.com/limetext/lime/wiki/_pages).
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# Build instructions

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Please refer to the [Building](https://github.com/limetext/lime/wiki/Building) page in the [wiki](https://github.com/limetext/lime/wiki/_pages).
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# License

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The license of the project is the [2-clause BSD license](https://github.com/limetext/lime/blob/master/LICENSE).