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jEdit 4.2pre10 now available
Submitted by slava on Saturday, 20 March, 2004 - 07:12
jEdit 4.2pre10 is now available for download. This release features a large number of bug fixes, several new and updated macros, and improved documentation. jEdit 4.2final is getting closer, so report those bugs, and come say hi on #jedit with the IRC plugin! A full changelog is available.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
jEdit 4.2pre5 now available
Submitted by slava on Wednesday, 10 September, 2003 - 04:03
jEdit 4.2pre5 is now available. This release adds text drag and drop, and fixes a large number of bugs. See the change log for a full list.
jEdit 4.2 feature suggestions
Submitted by slava on Saturday, 9 August, 2003 - 06:24
jEdit 4.2 development is going well and there will be a feature freeze soon so that I can focus on making 4.2final more stable than 4.1 ever was. Does anyone have suggestions for features they'd like to see in the editor core before 4.2final?
jEdit nominated in JDJ 2003 Editors' Choice Awards!
Submitted by robmckinnon on Wednesday, 11 June, 2003 - 21:36
jEdit has been nominated in the JDJ 2003 Editors' Choice Awards; as announced in the June 2003 issue of Java Developer's Journal magazine.

The Editor-in-Chief of JDJ, Alan Williamson, nominated jEdit, saying: "The plugin architecture alone wins my vote, even beating Eclipse's. To say this is just a text editor for code is definitely underselling this wonderful example of software engineering."

Well done Slava and the rest of the jEdit team!

(jEdit is no stranger to accolades, last y
getting Java classes to be highlighted as KEYWORD2
Submitted by tfreem88 on Sunday, 8 June, 2003 - 18:35
I am new to JEdit and really like it! The one thing I wanted to change right away was that there is support for function highlighting but not for highlighting common Java classes, which I am used to.

EditPlus has 1800 such keywords in a plain text file so it was pretty easy to import them into jEdit's java.xml file.

I wrote up a quick explanation and posted the relevant files here:

Thanks to everyone who works on jEdit, this is an awesome program!
jEdit 4.2pre2 now available
Submitted by slava on Friday, 30 May, 2003 - 03:52
The main focus of this release is a new folding engine that should be much more efficient. Not only is folding faster, but general display tasks such as scrolling should be zippier too.

Also, the plugin loader and API has undergone much improvement and debugging -- it is now stable enough to start porting plugins to. Developers, please update your plugins -- users will thank you for the reduced startup time.

There are also a number of new features, such as a kill ring, files in the favorites list, and a new BeanShell release.

Thanks to Carmine
New, separate, plugin bug tracker
Submitted by slava on Thursday, 29 May, 2003 - 05:58
Previously core and plugin bugs were both in the same tracker. Now, I have created a new plugin bug tracker.
Second call for a jEditLauncher maintainer
Submitted by slava on Wednesday, 14 May, 2003 - 03:33
jEditLauncher is currently unmaintained and since I don't run Windows there is nothing I can do about it. Can someone at least update the version number shown in Add/Remove Programs? right now it says "jEdit 4.0"! There are many other things that need to be fixed, so it would be nice if it had a maintainer. If the code remains unmaintained it will eventually be removed from the jEdit distribution, so if you like jEditLauncher, please help out!
jEdit 4.2pre1 now available
Submitted by slava on Friday, 2 May, 2003 - 01:44
jEdit 4.2pre1 is now available. Main changes are a new display engine in the text area and an overhauled plugin system, but there is much more. See the change log for a full list. If you are a plugin developer, take a look at the jEdit 4.2 plugin porting guide. Go to #jedit on to discuss this release with other users.
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.
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!
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?
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