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When will jEdit be cleared to use Java 9?
Submitted by jrs40 on Thursday, 18 January, 2018 - 15:06
I cannot use jEdit with Java 9. I am running a Windows 10 x64-x86 box. When I click on any shortcuts that start the jEdit.exe program I get a message stating that i need a Java 1.8.x JRE and then am sent to a java Website to download the appropriate JRE. How do I inform the jEdit.exe program tjat java 9 is a valid java installation? Failing that, when can I expect to see a version of jEdit compatible with Java 9? Remember, Java 8 is officially unsupported as of October 2018. I do not look forward to creating form my own use some sort of script to run on a Windows 10 box to emulate the jEdit.exe program.
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When will jEdit be cleared to use Java 9?
by jrs40 on Thu, 25/01/2018 - 18:39
I spent some time and figured out how to modify the Windows Setup of jEdit so it can run using any version of Java, bypassing the jEdit launcher. I record this here so others can use the setup. 1) Install the Windows jEdit distribution as normal. 2) Insure that the path :\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath is in the PATH 3) Add the jEdit directory to the PATH. 4) In the jEdit directory enter the following Batch File and name it "jEdit.cmd": @echo off set JAVA_PATH=:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath set JEDIT_HOME=[Path to the jEdit distribution] start "jEdit" /b %JAVA_PATH%\javaw.exe -Xmx192M -jar %JEDIT_HOME%\jedit.jar -reuseview %* 5) Add the following keys to the registry: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Open with jEdit] "Icon"="[Path to the jEdit distribution]unins000.exe" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Open with jEdit\Command] @=":\\ProgramData\\Oracle\\Java\\javapath\\javaw.exe -Xmx192M -jar [Path to the jEdit distribution]\\jedit.jar -reuseview \"%L\"" 6) Modify the target of the shortcuts to Emacs the following string: :\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath\javaw.exe -Xmx192M -jar [Path to the jEdit distribution]\jedit.jar -reuseview Also change the icon of the shortcuts to the one contained in the jEdit.exe launcher executable. 7) Rename the offending java.exe to java .xex
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