Kaizhi Wei

Senior Software Engineer / Team Lead @ Centro

Introducing Sublime Updater

A little background

So Sublime Text 2 has been pretty popular lately, and I've been using it as my primary text editor. However, one major annoyance has been the way updates are handled:

  1. A dialogue popup interrupts your workflow asking if you want to update to a new version.
  2. Clicking on 'Ok' opens up http://www.sublimetext.com/2
  3. From here you have to manually pick the appropriate installer package, download it, and install it.

This was simply too much for me. Something had to be done...

SublimeUpdater simplifies the process to pressing the (user-defined) hotkey, shift+f5. The package will handle the downloading and installing. Currently only Windows is supported, but Linux and Mac support are coming very soon.


COMING SOON --- Using Sublime Package Control

If you are using Will Bond's excellent Sublime Package Control, you can easily install SublimeUpdater via the Package Control: Install Package menu item.

Using Git

Alternatively, if you are a git user, you can install the theme and keep up to date by cloning the repo directly into your Packages directory in the Sublime Text 2 application settings area.

Go to your Sublime Text 2 Packages directory and clone the theme repository using the command below:

git clone https://github.com/Kaizhi/SublimeUpdater/ "SublimeUpdater"

Download Manually

  • Download the files using the GitHub .zip download option
  • Unzip the files and rename the folder to SublimeUpdater
  • Copy the folder to your Sublime Text 2 Packages directory


The updater is invoked by shift+f5 by default.

User Settings

You can specify a non-default path for the Sublime Text 2 installer by adding the following to your user settings:

"install_path":"C:\Some path\"