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Plugin Central updates (19)
Submitted by mdillon on Friday, 28 March, 2003 - 18:51

  • AntelopePlugin 2.42: some feature enhancement; new extra tasks; exposed an API for other plugins to interact with Antelope; other feature enhancements; supports the ability to run a number of targets sequentially with a single click; requires jEdit 4.0pre1, Console 3.3, ErrorList 1.2, CommonControls 0.7, and JDK 1.4

  • AntFarm 1.3: updated the look and feel to be consistent with jEdit 4.1; updated to include Ant 1.5.1; reworked the integration of the ProjectViewer plugin to include the ProjectViewer 2.0 release; the Console plugin is not utilized (brought to the front/made active) until a target is run; fixed #560025 Ant Farm 1.1 does not reparse build.xml; fixed #630805 Ant Farm not a valid target; fixed #674224 AntFarm: Doesn't execute targets; requires jEdit 4.1final, CommonControls 0.7, Console 3.4, ErrorList 1.2.3, XML 0.11, and JDK 1.3; includes Ant 1.5.1
jEdit 4.2 development begins
Submitted by slava on Sunday, 23 March, 2003 - 20:17
More minor changes already implemented include action history, an action bar, improved docking, persistent registers, and improved syntax highlighting. You can test the current code by checking out from the CVS repository. I'm aiming for a 4.2pre1 release in early April. If you have tried the current CVS code, post your feedback below.
CodeAid and Jane -- another beta
Submitted by maeste on Tuesday, 11 March, 2003 - 15:41
CodeAid and Jane will most likely be released in next week's plugin batch. The latest beta fixes a large number of bugs and displays a structure view of Java files in the SideKick plugin. Post your feedback below.
Java 1.4.1 for MacOS X released
Submitted by slava on Tuesday, 11 March, 2003 - 01:55
It seems that Apple (finally!) released a Java 1.4.1 implementation for MacOS X. Post your experiences below.
Mac OS X package problem (jEdit 4.1)
Submitted by krisk on Sunday, 2 March, 2003 - 18:44
If you have blurred text on the vertical tabs or experience freezes (whole system) then you can either download the Mac OS X package again or do the following:

1) Edit the info.plist file located at jEdit/

2) Insert this after line 75:
jEdit 4.1 now available
Submitted by slava on Friday, 28 February, 2003 - 21:56
Yes, it's finally out. Everyone using 4.0 should upgrade; this release has significant improvements in functionality, performance, and usability. Read the full announcement!
Plugin Central updates (15)
Submitted by mdillon on Thursday, 27 February, 2003 - 23:28

  • CodeLint 0.2: updated to jEdit 4.1 API & plugin props changes. CodeLint can work with both 4.0.x & 4.1; lots of Advance Options added to enable fine tuning of what kinds of bugs you would like to find when finding errors in class files; fixed a minor bug of CodeLint only working on Java files (now it is made to work on C/C++ code too); added dependency on Console Plugin missing from 0.1; Code Streamline; requires jEdit 4.0pre1, Console 3.3, ErrorList 1.2, and JDK 1.3; requires separate installation of JLint from

  • EditorScheme 0.4.2: added support for "foldLine" property and updated existing schemes; fixed bug that prevented one from creating new schemes until the 'Scheme Selector' dialog has been displayed at least once; added 5 new schemes; changed default value of "Automatically Apply" to false; requires jEdit 3.2final and JDK 1.1
Comment on jEdit performance
Submitted by slava on Saturday, 22 February, 2003 - 23:20
What aspects of jEdit do you find most lacking performance-wise? Any particular editing commands or plugins that are too slow? Any specific configurations and cases where jEdit's text area lags?
jEdit 4.1pre11 now available -- FINAL RELEASE CANDIDATE
Submitted by slava on Saturday, 22 February, 2003 - 00:59
jEdit 4.1pre11 is now available. This will be the last release before 4.1final, which will be out in the middle of next week.
jEdit mentioned on Slashdot
Submitted by cjkent on Tuesday, 18 February, 2003 - 23:57
Slashdot has a story in its developers' section about a linuxworld comparison of 3 Java-based editors running on linux.
New: Aspect-jEdit plug-in
Submitted by tps on Tuesday, 18 February, 2003 - 16:40
If you are interested in AOP, take a look at the Aspect-jEdit plugin.
WebDAV plugin for jEdit
Submitted by slava on Saturday, 15 February, 2003 - 02:40
A WebDAV plugin for jEdit is under development.
jEdit 4.1pre10 now available
Submitted by slava on Saturday, 15 February, 2003 - 00:45
Its Valentine's day, and the text editor you all love now has been updated. jEdit 4.1pre10 features improved plugin development documentation and a number of bug fixes. If you are still using jEdit 4.0, please test this version.
Debian packages of jEdit 4.1pre9 now available
Submitted by eloy on Tuesday, 11 February, 2003 - 15:52
I've uploaded Debian Linux packages of jEdit. So you can just add following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb ./
deb-src ./

... and run:

apt-get install jedit

to install the latest jEdit package.
jEditLauncher needs a new maintainer
Submitted by slava on Friday, 7 February, 2003 - 17:54
The jEditLauncher package (used to start jEdit and integrate it with the shell on Windows) is no longer being developed by its original author, John Gellene, and it needs a new maintainer. Anybody willing to take over? It is written in C++ using the Win32 API.
CodeAid is on the road, and a beta is already here!!
Submitted by maeste on Tuesday, 4 February, 2003 - 16:56
CodeAid for jEdit 4.1 will be released soon. You can find the current CVS version packaged as jars on my site:

Download 4 jars, put it on jars directory and configure Jane and CodeAid in global options.

Give me feedback on the mailing lists.
jEdit 4.1pre9 now available
Submitted by slava on Wednesday, 29 January, 2003 - 01:42
jEdit 4.1pre9 is now available. This release features improved syntax highlighting and a whole heap of bug fixes. If you're still using jEdit 4.0, please give 4.1 a go and report any problems you find so it can be ultra-stable by the time it gets to 4.1final.
Plugin Central updates (6)
Submitted by mdillon on Tuesday, 21 January, 2003 - 16:08

  • AntelopePlugin 2.25: bug fixes; feature enhancements; requires jEdit 4.0pre1, Console 3.3, ErrorList 1.2, CommonControls 0.7, and JDK 1.4

  • EBrowse 0.5.3: initial Plugin Central release; requires jEdit 4.1pre1, Console 3.3, and JDK 1.3

  • IRC 1.9.1: changed default server to; requires jEdit 4.0final and JDK 1.3

  • ProjectViewer 1.0.6: jEdit4.1 look & feel enhancements; bug fixes; small feature enhancments; requires jEdit 4.1pre1 and JDK 1.3

  • XML 0.10: includes Xerces 2.2.1; element completion supports namespaces and schemas (schema support is still somewhat experimental and incomplete); completion popups now include entries for inserting comments and
Build a Web Service Analyzer using XSLT and jEdit
Submitted by Brad Mace on Friday, 17 January, 2003 - 01:06 has released a tutorial on how to build a Web Service analyzer using XSLT. This tutorial will use the power of XSLT and WSDL documents to build a Web Service analyzer that will report the operations, parameters, and description of a Web Service. Best of all, it uses the latest jEdit and the XSLT Plugin throughout the tutorial. You will learn how to transform and use the XPath tool in jEdit. What are you waiting for, click here to read it now!
Helpful plugin debugging aid
Submitted by slava on Tuesday, 14 January, 2003 - 20:09
I don't think many jEdit developers know about this trick.

It is very useful for tracking down plugin bugs in a live jEdit instance.

After calling this BeanShell code:
You can manipulate any private, protected or package-private variable or method.
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