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VHD syntax mode bug fix
Submitted by pieter3d on Thursday, 4 March, 2004 - 05:19
In VHDL, a single apostrophe ' is used in the following case: 'event where can be any predifined signal (its like a variable). The bug is of course that the VHD highlighter thinks this is a single quote opeing a string, thus highlighting the rest of the line.

An easy rule would be to just check for the word "event" after a single quote. Here is the required update for vhd.xml - the following should replace the single quote span:

Screenshot of current error

Pieter Kapsenberg

jEdit 4.2 plugin status page
Submitted by slava on Monday, 16 February, 2004 - 04:04
If you're thinking of upgrading to jEdit 4.2, be sure to check the jEdit 4.2 plugin status page. If you're a plugin developer and have updated your plugin for the jEdit 4.2 dynamic loading API, please update this page!
Plugin Central updates (12)
Submitted by mdillon on Sunday, 15 February, 2004 - 19:26

This morning, I have updated the Plugin Central database with the latest batch of plugin releases. This batch has once again been packaged and prepared for release by Oliver Rutherfurd and Slava Pestov. It consists of an even dozen of this year's hottest new plugins.

  • ActionHooks 0.5: plugins can add support for custom EditBus messages; fixed plugin reloading bug; requires jEdit 4.2pre3 and JDK 1.3
  • ColumnRuler 0.9.0: (0.8.0 changes) this release adds line guides, a tab indicator, the number of selected characters, allows the plugin to be active by default, and makes it all more configurable; requires jEdit 4.2pre8 and JDK 1.4
  • CommentFolder 1.0.0: initial Plugin Central release; requires jEdit 4.2pre8 and JDK 1.4
  • Console 3.7.1: added commando panel for Hugs98 compiler; bug fixes; requires jEdit 4.2pre8, ErrorList 1.3.1, and JDK 1.3
  • ErrorList 1.3.2: new icons; bug fixes; requires jEdit 4.2pre8 and JDK 1.3
  • FindFile 0.4: bug fix release; no functional changes; requires jEdit 4.2pre6 and JDK 1.4
  • HeadlinePlugin 1.1.2: changed default feed list to include updated jEdit community RSS feed; automatically scrolls titles to keep active story in view when using keyboard; requires jEdit 4.2pre1, InfoViewer 1.0, and JDK 1.4
  • LaTeXTools 0.5: now uses the jEdit 4.2 API; improved BibTeX and Label Navigators now take into account the file import structure; compilation commands integrate with Console plugin; image browser to look at the images in your document; various navigability improvements and utility commands; extended default.nav (Thanks to Stephan Kost for this); new icon types: table, list, verbatim; requires jEdit 4.2pre6, Console 3.7, SideKick 0.2, and JDK 1.3
  • MacroManager 1.2: can now choose an arbitrary directory to download macros to; properly handles new XML feed from; requires jEdit 4.0final and JDK 1.3
  • Rename 1.0.0: initial Plugin Central release; requires jEdit 4.2pre8 and JDK 1.4
  • RETest 1.0.3: uses defered loading in jEdit 4.2; requires jEdit 3.2pre5 and JDK 1.1
  • ShortcutSaver 1.0: initial Plugin Central release; requires jEdit 4.2pre6, CommonControls 0.8, and JDK 1.3
jEdit 4.2pre9 now available
Submitted by slava on Saturday, 7 February, 2004 - 19:49
jEdit 4.2pre9 is now available. I expect to have a couple more pre-releases, then 4.2final -- so send in your bug reports, and come by #jedit on to say hi.
Attention: Plugin authors and hackers
Submitted by Brad Mace on Wednesday, 4 February, 2004 - 07:56
There have been many plugins submitted to this site, and even a few only mentioned on the mailing lists, that have never been released on Plugin Central. Some are hacked versions of existing plugins, some are completely new. We'd like to encourage all of you to release your plugins on Plugin Central so they are more available to the community. Installing and updating plugins through the plugin manager is just plain easier than downloading them here.

We'd also like to see your improvements make it back into the cvs repository. Slava and Mike will be happy to add anyone to the project who wants to work on a plugin.

If you're hacking an unmaintained plugin (see Plugin Maintainers), you can take it over, or just add your improvements and do a single release. If you're hacking a maintained plugin, talk to the current maintainer. They're usually happy to accept contributions.
BufferTabs for jEdit 4.2 (BufferTabs.jar v0.8.1 by Alain)
Submitted by artisback on Thursday, 29 January, 2004 - 03:22
Fully compatible with jEdit 4.2
This new release of BufferTabs also includes
  • new Colored tabs available ( by Chris S.)
  • Middle mouse button to close a buffer
Submitting plugins
Submitted by slava on Tuesday, 20 January, 2004 - 03:54
For the next batch, can plugin developers please use the new Plugin Central Submission tracker. You can only post there with a valid SourceForge user account.

One artifact should be filed per plugin per version. Once you file an artifact, me and Ollie will decide who will package it for the next batch, and if we have issues with the building we will add comments to the artifact.

When the plugin is released as part of a batch, the artifact will be closed.
2004 is here
Submitted by slava on Wednesday, 31 December, 2003 - 23:02
Depending on your location, it might be 2004 already; others will have to wait a few hours. Its hard to believe its 2004 already, and that jEdit is five and a half years old Smiling
jEdit 4.2pre8 now available
Submitted by slava on Sunday, 28 December, 2003 - 06:50
jEdit 4.2pre8 is now available. This is a bug fix release. It also includes BeanShell 2.0b1, and 5 new syntax highlighting modes.
Now using drupal
Submitted by Brad Mace on Tuesday, 16 December, 2003 - 02:13
So we're now using drupal. Users, stories and links have been moved over. So many downloads were broken that we're just going to start from scratch with those. Everyone should submit useful files to the new downloads section. You can still get files from the old version of the site.

Some differences in drupal: You have a menu whose title is your user name. This menu lets you do lots of different things. In particular, it has a 'Create content' submenu where you can submit files, stories, links, polls or post in the forums.

Also important is the 'view submissions' item.
Plugin Central updates (11)
Submitted by mdillon on Tuesday, 2 December, 2003 - 16:55

  • ConfigurableFoldHandler 0.6.1: updated to use new plugin API; performance improvements; uses java.util.regex if available (Java 1.4): this supports more regex syntax than gnu.regexp and allows folding on strings where one is a substring of another such as Function, End Function; better error reporting if invalid strings are entered; suggested default strings for some modes; fix for bug and documentation error in version 0.6 (never released); requires jEdit 4.2pre1 and JDK 1.3

  • CTPlugin 0.3: miscellaneous bug fixes; requires jEdit 4.1final and JDK 1.3
jEdit 4.2pre7 now available
Submitted by slava on Monday, 1 December, 2003 - 01:32
jEdit 4.2pre7 is now available for your bug-seeking pleasure. This release adds several new syntax highlighting modes and fixes a large number of bugs.
What's new in jEdit 4.2
Submitted by slava on Monday, 1 December, 2003 - 00:03
The What's new in jEdit 4.2 document has been updated to include user-visible changes. If you're still using 4.1, read this to find out what you're missing Smiling
Switching to Drupal
Submitted by Brad_Mace on Wednesday, 26 November, 2003 - 20:56
I've found a replacement for PostNuke called Drupal which is vastly superior. It may take a few weeks to get everything ported over, but the old version will remain until the new version is fully ready to go. You can check out the new version here.
Vote for jEdit as editor of the year
Submitted by slava on Tuesday, 18 November, 2003 - 19:09
You can vote for jEdit as the editor of the year at LinuxQuestions.
Native JDK 1.4.2 now available for FreeBSD
Submitted by slava on Saturday, 15 November, 2003 - 22:58
A native JDK 1.4.2 for FreeBSD has been released. Right now it is only available in source form, so you'll have to compile it from the ports collection yourself. It seems to start faster than the native JDK 1.4.1; I'll have to wait and see to be able to say if it's any more stable (the native 1.4.1p3 and 1.4.1p4 were a bit buggy.)
jEdit Syntax package ported to .NET
Submitted by Brad Mace on Tuesday, 11 November, 2003 - 04:29
All in all the code was a real pleasure to work with and the resulting library dropped right into my project. My project is also GPL'd so if anyone would like to take a look at the resulting code it can be found 3 comments
Plugin Central updates (13)
Submitted by mdillon on Monday, 3 November, 2003 - 02:58

  • BufferList 0.10: updated to jEdit 4.2 API; added open buffer and unsaved buffer counts; requires jEdit 4.2pre5 and JDK 1.3

  • ErrorList 1.3.1: bug fix release; requires jEdit 4.2pre6 and JDK 1.3

  • FTP 0.7.1: updated to SSHTools 0.2.6 beta; bug fixes; requires jEdit 4.2pre6, JakartaCommons 0.3, and JDK 1.3

  • HeadlinePlugin 1.1.1: implemented the deferred loading API for faster jEdit startup times; removed the "Hide Description" option which was obsolete since 1.1; added new actions to move to the next/previous story within a feed; you can now do everything via the keyboard; requires jEdit 4.2pre1, InfoViewer 1.0, and JDK 1.4
jEdit 4.2pre6 now available
Submitted by slava on Sunday, 26 October, 2003 - 21:21
jEdit 4.2pre6 is now available. While this is mostly a bug fix release, it has a few nice new features too, like C+b that completes from all visible buffers, and auto-detection of a buffer's encoding if an XML encoding processing instruction is present. A full changelog is available.
jEdit included in Sun's Java Desktop System Demo
Submitted by cjkent on Thursday, 9 October, 2003 - 23:15
According to this article jEdit is included in Sun's Java Desktop System (or at least in the demo version). Which is actually a reworked and rebadged SuSE Linux distribution.
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