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pl-sql edit mode file for ORACLE (pl-sql.xml vv1.2 by Berthold58)
Submitted by Berthold58 on Monday, 30 January, 2012 - 08:24
pl-sql edit mode file for ORACLE (pl-sql.xml v1.2 30.01.2012 by berthold58)
jEdit 4.5.0 is out!
Submitted by Vampire on Tuesday, 31 January, 2012 - 01:52
Hi all,

I proudly present jEdit 4.5.0, the first stable release of the 4.5 series of jEdit.

Detailed changes can as always be found in the Change Log attached in the end of this email, but here are some of the major features of this version:
  • Performance improvements, as well as a "large file" mode for handling extra large files.
  • Edit using Elastic tabstops, set from Global Options - Editing, Buffer Options, or via buffer-local properties.
  • Lots of old deprecated APIs were removed. Some plugins may be broken as a result.
  • Choose color ordering for subpixel antialiasing (Global Options - Text Area - Anti-Aliased Smoothed Text) (Feature #2989209).
  • Desktop System Tray icon to indicate when jEdit is running (Feature #1657143).
  • It is now possible to switch look and feel without restarting jEdit.
  • It is possible to specify a FILE_NAME_GLOB for an edit mode based on the full path (see entry for apacheconf mode in modes/catalog for an example) (Feature #2557712).
  • File System Browser can now open files in desktop, using desktop filename associations to launch another program.
  • Plugin Manager Enhancements, filter field, bugs fixed.
Volunteers are always welcome to contribute to the future of jEdit:

That being said, here is the download link:

FYI, merge requests for the 4.5 series (fix done, but waiting for a review) can be found at:

Have fun with the new release.
XML Plugin : validation of xsi namespace
Submitted by emilise on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 10:24
Hello, I am using the XML plugin and every time I open files using the xsi namespace, errors are shown. Sample file : Error found : cvc-elt.4.2: Cannot resolve 'TransactionRequestType' to a type definition for element 'Transaction' This is just a sample, my real files use a custom namespace and schema, this schema validates ok but I always get the @xsi:type errors I also use Oxygen and these files and the @xsi:type are validated with no problem there. This only happens with the xsi namespace, not with other custom defined namespaces. I don't really know how to handle this. I have found that the xsi schema should be defined in the parser and can not be manually overriden, so I can't find a workaround for this... Thanks for any advice.
print page setup: measurements in mm
Submitted by rovf on Friday, 10 February, 2012 - 10:05
When setting up the page, measurements for the margins must be entered in inch. I suggest that it should be possible to enter these measurements are entered in mm.
XML open and close tag highlight
Submitted by yookoala on Sunday, 12 February, 2012 - 07:01
Hi all,

I have been using jEdit for quite some years. There is a feature I need but I don't know how to enable it.

I'm a PHP developer. There are many HTML jobs involved in my code. I want to see the closing tag when my cursor is on the open one (and the other way round). I found that jEdit can do that sometimes. But after some time, the feature seems to be gone. I couldn't figure out how to keep that feature in place.

Can anybody tell me how? What modules should I install? What modules should I NOT install? Do I need to do any configuration?
how to manually change syntax highlighting from menu
Submitted by masuch on Monday, 13 February, 2012 - 01:05

I would like to know if it is possible to change manually syntax highlighting to get immediate syntax colouring changes (no reload , no restart).
(This behaviour has notepad++, kate, gedit and many other editors.).
Does exist any plugin/s ?
How to do it ?
For instance it would be useful if I have mix of different programming languages in one file or if I need to quickly change syntax highlighting.

Thank you for any kind of help.
New WhiteSpace Plugin Dialog
Submitted by akovia on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 - 00:46
I wanted to create a custom button to launch this dialog, but there is no action entry in the tool bar or menu editors. I compared the actions.xml of this and the seesions's plugins as they both launch dialog boxes, but I wasn't able to figure anything out.

Is this by design?
text url encode decode plugin?
Submitted by jbrave on Saturday, 18 February, 2012 - 19:45
Is there a plugin that would let me highlight a string and urldecode it or vice versa?


- Joel
Julia edit mode (julia.xml vbeta by Kevin Tucker)
Submitted by tuckerkevin on Sunday, 19 February, 2012 - 21:56
Edit mode for Julia (
Julia edit mode (julia.xml vbeta2 by Kevin Tucker)
Submitted by tuckerkevin on Sunday, 19 February, 2012 - 22:31

Updated on 02/19/2012 - 22:31
Downloads: 990

Julia edit mode (julia.xml vbeta3 by Kevin Tucker)
Submitted by tuckerkevin on Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 05:38

Updated on 02/20/2012 - 05:38
Downloads: 1184

French translation
Submitted by jojaba67 on Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 15:15

I know there are pro and contra for translation, but I'm more comfortable when the UI is in French when I work on a text editor or another application. So, since a couple of years, I try to translate my favourite text editor, jEdit. Now that 4.5.0 has been released, I submitted a new version of this translation : (sorry, the page is in french ;p ).

I would like to ask for some technical advises since I don't have real knowledge on how handling java files, especially *. properties files.
I would like to know if I had to remove some datas from the translated file to have it work properly for the upcomming versions. I wonder, for example, if I have to remove the following lines (and other lines that has not to be translated) :
# Plugin activation hooks

I also translated some plugins :
In this case, should I remove for example this code for the beauty plugin :
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ Anson 1.6 CommonControlsPlugin 1.2

I put the translated files into the /properties/ folder in installation folder of jEdit

Thanks a lot for your help. Smiling
LLVM IR Edit Mode (llvmir.xml v1.0 by Gavin Harrison)
Submitted by gmh33 on Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 18:52
Edit mode for LLVM IR.
SuperAbbrevs : is there a way to export/import abbrevs/expansions ?
Submitted by jojaba67 on Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 21:25

The question is in the title...

Thanks in advance. Smiling
Need syntax highlighter for C Sharp
Submitted by Spokane-Dude on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 19:59
Where can I find a syntax highlighter for C#?
JEdit hangs at "run startup scripts" in Mac OS X 10.6
Submitted by Ton on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 09:14
I installed JEdit 4.5 a few days ago and all seemed to work fine. In order to get the alt-key working, I did a few modifications in the startup.bsh-file in the application package, and after that the alt-key was working perfectly. However, the next day I tried to start up, it hangs at the "run startup scripts" message on the splash screen. I have no idea what could have changed in the mean time. I also tried opening a "fresh" application package (without the modifications I made) but that one had the same problem. Strange thing is that is doesn't crash: the jEdit menu is available and I can open the Preferences pane, and even change the Swing look & feel (though the apply-button does not work, when I reopen the prefs it does apply the changes), but the "run startup scripts" seems to take minutes and minutes.

Hope somebody can help! Thanks in advance.
Hex Viewer
Submitted by rovf on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 12:08
It would be great to have a hex viewer (where I can see my buffer in hex, along with the textual representation, similar to UltraEdit or PsPad).

The HexEdit plugin can't be used, because it doesn't act on a buffer (only on files).
Submitting a bug report does not work
Submitted by rovf on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 14:05
I tried to submit a bug report today. I went to the bug tracker (, logged in, created the new Artifact, and submitted it. After this, I was redirected to the overview page (where I can see a list of the most recent bugs). My bug report was NOT there, and I was logged out!!

What is then the correct way to report a bug? I can't do it here in the Bug Reports forum, because I need to include a screenshot.
Grep_Buffer fix
Submitted by dougxn on Friday, 2 March, 2012 - 17:27
Not sure what the correct method for suggesting an update, but I just fixed grep_buffer on my box and thought I would share:

import java.util.regex.*;

Pattern p = null;
Matcher m = null;

String regexp = Macros.input(view, "Regular Expression");
public static final String SEP = " - ";
public static final String LF = "\n";

if(regexp == null) {
} try {
p = Pattern.compile(regexp);
} catch(REException e) {
Macros.error(view, "Invalid regular expression");

StringBuffer buf = new StringBuffer();
for(int i = 0; i < textArea.getLineCount(); i++) {
String line = textArea.getLineText(i);
m = p.matcher(line);
if (m.find()) {
Beauty Plugin
Submitted by bulat on Saturday, 3 March, 2012 - 12:35
Hi! Is there Beauty Plugin manual? I can't configure it to work properly.
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