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Plugin central updates - 2 new, 15 updated
Submitted by slava on Sunday, 20 March, 2005 - 06:33
A new batch of plugins is now available from plugin central. You can read the change log. Thanks to Dirk Möbius, Ollie Rutherfurd, Oliver Epper, Anthony Roy, Matthieu Casanova, Bertalan Fodor, Marcelo Vanzin, Rudolf Widmann, Nathan Fiedler, Uzi Landsmann, Will Simpson, Nicholas O'Leary, Doug Breaux, and Sergey Udaltsov for submitting updated plugins, and Ollie Rutherfurd and Jeffrey Hoyt for packaging them.
Plugin updates - 5 new, 17 updated
Submitted by slava on Monday, 1 November, 2004 - 00:56
Ollie Rutherfurd and Jeffrey Hoyt have very kindly packaged a new batch of plugins. Detailed list of updates. Thanks to the following people who submitted plugins to this batch: Alexander Klimetschek, Andy Streich, Igor Lesik, Jean-Yves Mengant, Jiger Patel, Matthieu Casanova, Matt Etheridge, Nathan Jones, Paul Russell, Robert McKinnon, Rudi Widmann, Steve Jakob. Sorry to anybody who I missed from that list. Keep those plugin updates coming!
jEdit 4.2 Mac OS X package
Submitted by krisk on Friday, 10 September, 2004 - 10:03
There were some errors in the original Mac OS X package, including an old Mac OS Plugin. You can find the new version on the downloads page. If the file you have downloaded is jedit42.dmg (3437443 bytes), then you do not need to worry about downloading it again.
Quality Assurance
Submitted by brantgurga on Thursday, 24 June, 2004 - 18:34
I have started an effort to formalize the quality assurance methodology of jEdit. If you'de like to help out, surf your way over to the Quality Assurance Overview.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
New themes: Slashdot and Miller
Submitted by Brad_Mace on Thursday, 2 October, 2003 - 05:48
I've been working on a couple new themes for the site. I made the Slashdot theme for practice, but I think it came out pretty well. The Miller theme doesn't really do justice to the design provided by Joshua Miller, but it's not bad. I'll work on refining it some more when I get time.
Downloads problems
Submitted by Brad_Mace on Friday, 12 September, 2003 - 17:03
Because downloads need to be written by the web user, and sourceforge is a pain in the ass, the downloadable files were world writable. Some $%#!@ thought it would be cute do go around deleting other peoples' files.
J2SE 1.5 expected this year
Submitted by Brad_Mace on Wednesday, 10 September, 2003 - 16:20
Changes include: eliminating the need for manual conversion between primatives and wrappers (int -> Integer), improved for loop, generic typing, Metadata, Static imports, and Typesafe enum.
JSR 198: A Standard Extension API for IDEs
Submitted by Brad_Mace on Tuesday, 9 September, 2003 - 03:24
This has interesting potential regarding jEdit, but it's still fairly early in the java community process. If it were approved and implemented, you could write a plugin once and use it with any of the major java IDEs.

They don't appear to have made public any specifics, so it's not possible to tell how hard it would be for jEdit to implement this, or whether jEdit could feasibly support this new API in addition to its current plugin API. Hopefully supporting the new API wouldn't interfere with things like dynamic loading.
A few updates to the Site
Submitted by Brad_Mace on Tuesday, 9 September, 2003 - 02:08
Don't be shy about submitting news. Not all news has to go on the front page. Other news can be found in the 'Categories' menu on the right side of the main page. Submitting a news article is a good way to provide more information about a download you submit.

You can also submit tutorials and info for people working with particular programming languages; they can go in their own categories. If you think we need more categories for anything, feel free to ask. It's not hard for me to add more.

If you'd like to help out with the community site, that's good too.
Apache announces J2EE project
Submitted by Brad_Mace on Monday, 8 September, 2003 - 04:28
"...the Apache Software Foundation has initiated a project to develop an open source, Apache-licensed implementation of the J2EE specification. In addition, the project is committed to certifying the implementation as J2EE compliant."

Original announcement is here.

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