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Seasons greetings and 2023 Roadmap
Published on December 23, 2022 by Arun Bose

Seasons Greetings and best wishes for a healthy, happy, and peaceful New Year from the Phoenix/Brackets development team. Thanks to everyone who made the Brackets Community and possible.

We have a major announcement as we head into the new year:

We have started working on native builds for Windows, Mac, and Linux and expect to have true native builds by mid-2023. Significant Engineering effort is required to pull it through, and we hope you will be part of our journey to develop a true libre code editor choice among our code editor peers.

An all-new extension store and Extension infrastructure is under the works and will be available soon after. We are taking some time to enable third-party extensions as we are evaluating ways to sandbox third-party extensions into a secure context to reduce the impact of malicious extensions. Since Phoenix is based on pure web browser technologies and not electron like VSCode, Phoenix has access to a few Browser sandboxing techniques that can restrict what extensions can do. We are hoping to find a better security posture than the default "I trust this extension/project" model currently in place in Brackets/VSCode.

Along with the above two big-ticket items, over the next year, we will be adding features & workflows that improve the life of web developers and designers. As web/full stack developers and designers, it would help a lot if you could help decide what features we should support by participating in feature discussions/feedback here: . Thanks for all your support, and looking forward to a brighter 2023.

Phoenix Dev Team.