Coda 2.5 is essentially complete. But, we’re still
encountering sandboxing challenges. So, in the interest of finally
getting Coda 2.5 out the door and in the hands of you, our very
eager and patient customers, we’ve decided it’s time to move
on — for now.
In short: Coda 2.5 will not be sandboxed, and therefore will not
be available in the Mac App Store.
Please note that this doesn’t mean Coda 2.5 was rejected by
Apple, rather that we’re going ahead and proactively making this
call since all Mac App Store apps are required to be sandboxed and
Coda 2.5 will not be.
Lots of good news here, too, though. Coda users who bought through the Mac App Store can upgrade to version 2.5 free of charge, and Panic has created their own (free) sync service to stand in for iCloud. But it’s pretty damning for the Mac App Store (and the sandboxing requirement in particular) that a top-tier developer like Panic has to pull an app like Coda.