Beta 6 will take a little longer than usual, since I’m making major changes to the syntax system which should allow for some neat new stuff (and shared styles among different languages, if desired).
Though if you miss the bi-weekly update then there are other sources for new TextMate stuff!
I have a subversion repository which serves as the collecting point for TextMate bundles. Since beta 5 the subversion bundle has been much improved, there is a neat TODO bundle to collect your TODO’s from your project, there is preliminary diffing support, apache config file syntax coloring and so on — many thanks to Chris Thomas, Torsten Becker, Eric Hsu, Brad Miller, and the other people who work together to provide all this extra functionality in TextMate!
You can checkout the entire repository (username and password is
anon) to your
~/Library/Application Support/TextMate/Bundles directory if you want to use the latest user contributions and there is an RSS feed where you can monitor updates.
If you have contributions to the repository (like support for a new language or updates to one of those currently supported) then please write me privately (allan at this domain) and I’ll give you write access to the repository.
Chris Ruzin created a bundle that allows you to convert the selected source code to XHTML (for posting on your blog or similar, works with C/C++, Perl, PHP and Ruby) and both Eric Hsu and Fred B. reacted on request from Mats Persson to have a “New TM Document…” action in Finder’s contextual menu (both using the OnMyCommandCM utility) which you might also find useful.
Wolfgang Bartelme updated his TextMate icon pack to include even more document icons plus an icon for TextMate bundles in the “new style” that Jonathan Raphaelson initiated.
Finally I should mention that the long awaited Transmit 3 has been released which supports TextMate as external editor (but you probably already knew that).