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jEdit 4.1pre3 now available
Submitted by slava on Tuesday, 20 August, 2002 - 20:14
After a brief hiatus, jEdit development has resumed. Go download 4.1pre3 and tell me what you think. The most interesting new feature in this release is probably the addition of regular expression syntax highlighting rules. Also auto-completion in the Open File dialog box has been improved, and an option has been added for jEdit 4.0-style tool bar placement.
Plugin Central updates
Submitted by mdillon on Saturday, 10 August, 2002 - 19:04

  • JarMaker 0.2: initial Plugin Central release; the JarMaker Plugin adds a simple interface for creating a JAR file; removed FileWalker class with incompatible copyright; requires jEdit 4.0final and JDK 1.3

  • SourceControl 0.1: initial Plugin Central release; the SourceControl plugin provides integration with source control systems; currently only MS Visual Source Safe, but other systems can be supported by implementing the SourceControlInterface and adding an option pane; requires jEdit 4.0final and JDK 1.3

  • Templates 3.0.0: includes contibutions from Calvin Yu; now uses Apache Velocity as the templating engine; supports standard Velocity directives; supports jEdit specific directives for: i) prompting for user input, ii) setting cursor location, iii) setting buffer mode, iv) including the current date (any format), and v) evaluating BeanShell snippets during template processing; dockable template selection window; template accelerators (similar to jEdit abbreviations); fixed JDK 1.3 incompatibility; requires jEdit 4.0pre4 and JDK 1.3; includes Apache Velocity 1.3 and Jakarta-Commons Collections
Download community macros from within jEdit
Submitted by slava on Tuesday, 6 August, 2002 - 20:01
The newly-released MacroManager plugin by Carmine Lucarelli enables you to download macros from the jEdit community site. This should make it much easier to customize and extend jEdit using the macros provided by the community.
Plugin Central updates
Submitted by mdillon on Monday, 5 August, 2002 - 17:56

  • AntVizPlugin 1.0: initial Plugin Central release; visualizes
    Ant-script dependencies; step-through debugging of targets; (Ant-)property inspector; requires jEdit 4.1pre2, AntFarm 1.1, Console 3.1, XML 0.8.1, and JDK 1.4; includes JGraph 1.0.5 and dom4j 1.3

  • DragAndDrop 0.2.7: fixed bug that would cause jEdit to lock up if a dropped file caused a dialog to pop up; used Java 1.3 methods for text drops; requires jEdit 3.2.2 and JDK 1.3

  • GruntspudPlugin 0.0.9-alpha: initial Plugin Central release; requires jEdit 4.0final, Console 3.1, JDiffPlugin 1.3, and JDK 1.3; includes Netbeans' cvslib.jar and Jakarta's NetComponents.jar
jEdit development resumes
Submitted by slava on Friday, 2 August, 2002 - 18:35
I have started work on jEdit again. You can find the beginnings of 4.1pre3 in the CVS, although currently the only changes are a few minor tweaks and bug fixes. There will be more changes soon, with an actual 4.1pre3 release before the end of August.
Slava is in Canada
Submitted by slava on Friday, 26 July, 2002 - 20:32
Well, after spending three weeks in Canberra, I have now arrived in Ottawa, Canada. Now I have five hundred or so e-mails to read; if you tried to contact me within the last few weeks, please be patient - I will reply.
Plugin Central updates
Submitted by mdillon on Saturday, 20 July, 2002 - 13:02

  • jEditCvs 0.4: initial Plugin Central release; requires jEdit 4.0final, Console 3.1, and JDK 1.3
  • MementoPlugin 0.5.3: Version 0.5.2 changes: added an up/down arrow to the column that the memos are sorted by; added ability to
    sort groups; fixed some null pointer exceptions with the option menu; rearranged UI to make better use of space; fixed the way the
    calendar looks as a plugin; addressed some initialization/context switching issues with the memo list; Version 0.5.3 changes: fixed data
    initialization bug (when there weren't any .xml files in the "memodb" directory, Memento threw an exception); fixed problem with
Gruntspud CVS client plugin - New Release
Submitted by tanktarta_magicthize on Monday, 8 July, 2002 - 03:02
There is a new release of Gruntspud, a graphical CVS client that may be used as a plugin to jEdit or as a standalone. This release sees loads of new features, commands and bug fixes as well as a Java Web Start installer for the standalone version. Note: Gruntspud now uses the 4.0 plugin API..
jEdit 4.1pre2 now available
Submitted by slava on Sunday, 23 June, 2002 - 06:26
jEdit 4.1pre2 is now available.
Slava Pestov away until the end of July
Submitted by slava on Sunday, 23 June, 2002 - 06:26
I am leaving New Zealand on the 29th June. I will be in Australia until the 20th July. During this time I will have e-mail access, however I will not be doing any jEdit development. On the 21st July, I am going to Canada. Once I settle in, I will resume jEdit development.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thursday, 1 January, 1970 - 00:00
Gruntspud CVS client plugin release 0.0.6-alpha
Submitted by tanktarta_magicthize on Saturday, 15 June, 2002 - 16:51
This release containes fixes for the :pserver problems, new actions such as Log (with a useful report dialog), Import, History, Erase. There are some extras such as a 'New Folder' action that creates a folder then adds it to CVS and a simple .cvsignore front end (although the filter is still rubbish). There is a 'Explorer' style view that can be used instead of the Files / Folders tab when there is more space available.

The toolbar is getting quite large now, so an 'All tools' button hasbeen added to help when docked in jEdit, but I'm not 100% happy with. Suggestions are welco
jEdit 4.1pre1 now available
Submitted by slava on Saturday, 15 June, 2002 - 10:08
Hot on the heels of the 4.0.3 release, the first pre-release in the 4.1 series is now available. Check out the change log; lots of new stuff here.
jEdit 4.0.3 now available
Submitted by slava on Saturday, 15 June, 2002 - 09:02
To make things easier for those on dialup, I have uploaded 2 unified diffs, one to patch the jEdit 4.0 source to 4.0.2, and the other to patch the 4.0.2 source to 4.0.3. They are only 10 Kb or so, so this beats having to download the whole package for each bug fix release, assuming you don't mind compiling from source, and using the appropriate tools to apply the patches.
Plugin Central updates
Submitted by mdillon on Saturday, 15 June, 2002 - 09:01

  • CheckStylePlugin 0.1: initial Plugin Central release; CheckStylePlugin is a wrapper around the CheckStyle program that allows you to check your code for adherence of deviation from a Coding Standard; requires jEdit 4.0, ErrorList 1.2, and JDK 1.3; includes CheckStyle 2.2 and ANTLR (checkstyle-all-2.2.jar)

  • JavaRefactor 0.0.3: added the ExtractMethod refactoring; updated for jEdit 4.0; requires jEdit 4.0pre1 and JDK 1.3; includes RECODER

  • JSwatPlugin 1.2.0: updated for JSwat 2.4 and JPDA; requires jEdit 4.0pre7, CommonControls 0.2, and JDK 1.4; includes JSwat 2.4
J2SE 1.4.0_01 released
Submitted by slava on Monday, 10 June, 2002 - 00:11
Sun has released Java 2 Standard Edition, version 1.4.0_01. You can find a list of bug fixes here.
Post any comments you have about this release (good or bad) below.
Does anyone find the message boards useful?
Submitted by slava on Monday, 10 June, 2002 - 00:11
It seems the message boards section of this site is not being used very much, and I must admit I don't follow the postings much either. Perhaps this section should be shut down, and everyone encouraged to just use the mailing lists instead? Post your comments below.
Gruntspud - CVS Client plugin
Submitted by tanktarta_magicthize on Saturday, 8 June, 2002 - 18:43
Let me introduce Gruntspud ....
Gruntspud is a graphical CVS client that may be used either as a plugin to jEdit, or it may be used as a standalone application. It supports a variety of different connection methods including local, ext, pserver and server. About 50% of the main CVS commands are implemented, enough for it to be used for day-to-day stuff. Gruntspud is available for download at Sourceforge.
jEdit icon pack now available
Submitted by slava on Thursday, 6 June, 2002 - 04:06
A jEdit icon pack, containing various icons in a variety of sizes and formats, is now available from the Icons and Images page. Thanks to Kris Kopicki for contributing this.
Plugin Central updates
Submitted by slava on Tuesday, 4 June, 2002 - 06:32

  • FastOpen 0.4.1: initial Plugin Central release; FastOpen is a plugin designed to quickly open any file in the currect project by just typing in the first few characters of the filename you want to open; added ProjectSwitcher to allow switching ProjectViewer projects from FastOpen (Warren Nicholls); added Current Project to window title; FastOpen window is no longer modal (Ken Wootton); ProjectViewer is now kept open if it is already open (Ken Wootton); invalid filenames are now highlighted in red; use with multiple views is now supported; requires jEdit 4.0pre1, ProjectViewer 1.0.2, and JDK 1.3
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