RTL editor specialist Sigasi aims to attract developers working on open-source projects with a version of its Studio suite the company is making available for free to that community.
Sigasi Studio XPRT includes the regular features of its language-editor software, with the proviso that the talkback instrumentation mode is active. Talkback automatically collects metadata about how Sigasi Studio is used and sends it over a secure connection to the company. “This will let us determine which features are heavily used and helps in planning which kind of features are valuable for you as a Sigasi Studio user, so that we can adjust our product roadmap. We collect performance statistics that we can relate to the project sizes,” the company says. Those statistic will then be used in product planning.
Features supported by XPRT include support for mixed language projects, linting tools, net search, code visualization and integrated with other tools. To gain access to the XPRT version, developers need to fill in a form with a link to the open-source project you are working on.