jEdit
jEdit 5.1.0
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jEdit is a cross platform, programmer's text editor written in Java. Developed by Slava Pestov and others, jEdit is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Features include:
  • Runs on any operating system with a Java 2 version 1.3 or higher virtual machine - this includes Windows, Unix, MacOS X and VMS.
  • Efficient keyboard shortcuts for everything
  • Comprehensive online help
  • Unlimited undo/redo
  • Copy and paste with an unlimited number of clipboards (known as "registers")
  • Register contents are saved across editing sessions
What's New
Version 5.1.0:

UI improvements:

  • The column titles were missing in shortcuts option pane
  • Made TextArea thick caret thicker, and also thick when in overwrite mode
  • Added a new column "ActionSet" in Shortcuts option pane to know to which actionSet an action belongs

Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • Java 1.6 or later



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jEdit User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
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+229
bbw7 commented on 19 May 2013
MU dl link not working, but is available via dev's site
[Version 5.0.0]

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MacUpdate-Nick replied on 19 May 2013
Thanks for letting us know. The link should be working now!
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Pereubu reviewed on 11 Feb 2013
Unusuable on my Mac under Mountain Lion:
every try to launch it ends with File damaged, Trash it!
[Version 5.0.0]

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Popguru replied on 11 Feb 2013
This problem occurs in Mac OS X 1.8 with many third-party applications that are not signed for Gatekeeper.

You can work around it by removing the "quarantine" flag on the app bundle with this Terminal command (assuming you've copied jEdit into the Applications folder):

xattr -d -r com.apple.quarantine /Applications/jEdit.app/
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Anthony3888 replied on 06 Mar 2014
Thank you, Popguru! Your reply helped me, except that I had to use:
sudo xattr -d -r com.apple.quarantine /Applications/jEdit.app

(Note: no trailing slash and "sudo" otherwise I got "xattr: [Errno 13] Permission denied")
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+23
Anotheruser commented on 11 Feb 2013
Location of Version 5.0.0 release notes: http://www.jedit.org/CHANGES50.txt
[Version 5.0.0]


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+25
Julifos commented on 13 Oct 2012
Most intimidating screenshot ever seen ;-)

Seems like it includes a bunch of useful features, but lacks of some basics, such as a decent memory footprint, text encoding auto-detect (opens as Mac-Roman a '' html file) and specially OS integration (access to services, standard file browser in a "save as" or "open"dialog, etc.).
[Version 4.5.2]

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Julifos replied on 13 Oct 2012
* missing text: opens as Mac-Roman a meta charset=UTF-8...
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Ibigmac commented on 26 Jun 2011
Note!: On the homepage is a newer version (v4.4.1)
[Version 4.3.2]


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TShan reviewed on 09 May 2011
Very good editor!! most like ultraedit for Win, but it's free!!
[Version 4.3.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Aug 2005
Tried about 10-20 texteditors for xhtml/css for mac os x.

Among them are:
subethaedit, which I use for smaller things like opening random files for fixing.

skedit which is very good.

textmate, ok, but if you want a cocoa editor use skedit or subethaedit.

bbedit (which I cant understand why anyone like for xhtml/css... useless for professional production.. to oldskool)

This was the best / fastest / most customizable and it is also free and makes collaboration with others easy...

windows/linux/mac os x

Works fine CSSedit which is the current best csseditor

jEdit is the winner
[Version 4.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Dec 2004
The similar names of inferior products is an issue. Maybe it's time to rename?

Just remember folks... it's the one at
http://jedit.org/

I've used this exclusively for over a year now. It's beat out skEdit, TextMate, BBedit and more.

Those mentioned that even come close cost over 50 dollars.

This software is free free free.

I use it for:

Editing XHTML, PHP, CSS, and Inform
[Version 4.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Oct 2004
There are about 3 or 4 editors with this exact name, but this is the only one worth remembering. I just wish the UI was faster / more-native feeling.
[Version 4.2]

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Anonymous commented on 27 Dec 2004
jEdit is quite fast even when compared to some native editors, but you do need to remember that the more plugins you install, the slower its startup speed will be. Also, you need more memory for java apps.
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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Sep 2004
This be some good stuff! The only thing I could ask for is a faster startup. I really get frustrated with slow startup times and the sluggish behaviour that comes with java apps. It would be nice if the load time could at least be cut in half. Otherwise fantastic!
The OSX interface is on the sluggish side too, it really frustrates the heck out of me.
[Version 4.2]


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+41

Kris_nx rated on 12 Feb 2013

[Version 5.0.0]



Spelesto rated on 12 Feb 2012

[Version 4.3.2]


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License:Free
Date:12 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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jEdit is a cross platform, programmer's text editor written in Java. Developed by Slava Pestov and others, jEdit is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Features include:
  • Runs on any operating system with a Java 2 version 1.3 or higher virtual machine - this includes Windows, Unix, MacOS X and VMS.
  • Efficient keyboard shortcuts for everything
  • Comprehensive online help
  • Unlimited undo/redo
  • Copy and paste with an unlimited number of clipboards (known as "registers")
  • Register contents are saved across editing sessions
  • Rich set of keyboard commands for manipulating entire words, lines and paragraphs at a time
  • "Markers" for remembering positions in files to return to later Marker locations are saved across editing sessions
  • Any number of editor windows may be open, each window may be split into several areas, each area can view a different file. Alternatively, different locations in one file can be viewed in more than one area
  • Multiple open windows and split windows are remembered between editing sessions Rectangular selection
  • Multiple selection (sometimes known as "discontinuous" or "additive" selection) for manipulating several chunks of text at once
  • Word wrap


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