Improving yes but might not catch up. GMS 2 is only around the corner, and I know that given YYG's track record it would be a long shot if the product was something spectacular, you never know.
Certain misleading info in the article.
1) He mentions ENIGMA is COMPLETELY compatible with GML which is wrong, ENIGMA is NOT 100% GML compatible.
It might support the majority, most common people use but not 100%. The article should have also mentioned some supported functions that were RAPED (deprecated) by YYG, which is a positive thing and some unique EDL functions you could use.
2) He mentions ENIGMA is written in JAVA....That is not quite true.... The core ENIGMA is C++, the IDE is JAVA.
3) He mentioned unstable....Again, what is so goddamned unstable is the enigma plugin inside the IDE, I can testify to that, and I have posted many times logs so please no requests for logs, segfaults, memory errors, errors etc, we all established it's at the enigma.jar level and not the IDE itself.
4) he mentioned full support for C/C++, again, not true. It's true that you can use some C++ inside your project but ENIGMA does not support C++ functionality yet, there needs to be modifications to the parser/compiler or whatever.
ENIGMA is a good alternative to GM, for windows developers mostly, and advanced developers, and is open source so if you have the skill you can modify the code, fix it, etc.
If he's going to be negative about a product he should at least give the right information to begin with.
and the "other" products he's used, how much he paid for them
because it's unfair to make certain comparisons
Probably the biggest ass mistake was for ENIGMA to be "compatible" with GM that hurt it in the long run. IT should have been its own or detached long ago and been its own, it would not have all the current problems. Whilst ENIGMA still struggles for GM compatibility, GMS 2 will break all the ties to the piece of dung, shitty code base that they inherit from the person who initially created the project......At least in theory....long over bloody due, I can't wait to see if this is true or just some utter rubbish, but one day they had to detach from that pile of Delphi poo......in theory this should allow them far more advances in future versions.