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Upgrading jEdit from 4.5.1 (WinXP) to 5.0 (Windows 7 Home 64-bit)
Submitted by hurricanedavid on Sunday, 7 April, 2013 - 05:24
I have a lot of plugins and configurations in my old version (4.5.1) of jEdit, like many of you, I'm sure.

Can I copy my settings directory to my new computer (Windows 7 Home 64-bit) and will the new version of jEdit (5.0) work with it? Will there be glitches down the road? Should I just manually move over all my settings?

I know how to specify the profile directory in the command line, so that's not what I'm asking. I'm just wondering if 5.0 stores its settings differently, so that pointing 5.0 to a 4.5.1 settings folder would be bad.

Thanks for any help, and for this truly awesome program!
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In general the settings handl
by Robert Schwenn on Sun, 07/04/2013 - 14:58
In general the settings handling hasn't changed. But I have installed all plugins newly from scratch. This way there aren't any orphans or unsupported plugins in the 5.0 installation.
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