Have searched but have not found a TextMate 2 .dmg file available for OS X 10.7 (Lion). Is there one downloadable online?

Also, there are pre-built binaries for TextMate 2 here: https://github.com/textmate/textmate/downloads

However, I downloaded the tar.gz and decompressed it fully, but don't see anything that looks similar to something I could put into the Applications directory. Update: The zip/tar.gz of the repo was removed, so you can intuitively download the .tbz and decompress it to get the app now.

  • I just downloaded it and the first one to decompress is .tbz then it gives me a .tar. After decompressing that one, it gave me TextMate.app, which is the Application. Did you go that deep? (Using 7zip)
    – nerdwaller
    Nov 1, 2012 at 15:16
  • Yeah, when I click on "Download as tar.gz" and then double-click on textmate-textmate-921efb9.tar.gz to have OS X decompress it, it generates a textmate-textmate-921efb9 directory that contains a number of directories, but didn't look like it was the app directory. The .tbz didn't have that problem, though. Nov 1, 2012 at 15:41

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You can download the latest TextMate 2.0 from the TextMate homepage, under


It used to be available from GitHub, but pre-builds are no longer necessary since TextMate 2 now includes an auto-update mechanism.

  • Ah! I see now. Neither the zip from "Download as .zip" nor the tar.gz "Download as tar.gz" contain the .app, but the .tbz does. Thanks! Nov 1, 2012 at 15:35
  • True, the above would give you the snapshot of the complete repository, where you'd have to build it yourself according to the README.
    – slhck
    Nov 1, 2012 at 15:37

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