I just wanted to say that I've been one of those urking in silence sort
of expecting that somebody else would pipe up about the BufferTabs and
eventually have them reintroduced. They were useful to me, and provided
fast convenient one-click access to buffers. Unless there is some great
feature in the upcoming releases I'll probably stick with 2.6 + cursor patch
for now, because it suits my needs. But it would be great if buffer tabs
were reintroduced. I heard the BufferList or BufferSelector plugin
serves a similar purpose, but in the same digest some complained that
it was now broken.
> From: "Fabrizio, Dante J." <Dante.Fabrizio@...>
> Subject: RE: [ jEdit-users ] Comments on 2.7
> Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 14:51:48 -0500
> Hi all,
> >> Well, while I would agree with the last statement, that changes
> are hard to
> >> avoid, I'm afraid that I would have to disagree with the first. I
> didn't think
> >> there was a general concensus that switching was better than
> tabs. In
> >> fact, my guess was that the split was far closer to 50/50, at
> least with the
> >> folks making noises on the list.
> >> If I had to guess, I'd say it was more likely that a combination
> of the fact
> >> that Buffertabs remained slightly buggy, despite numerous
> attempts at
> >> fixing (we all know how much Slava likes bug fixing! ;), and
> Slava doesn't use
> >> it that really brought about its demise. Not that either of those
> is not a
> >> decent reason, but BufferTabs has been around for as long as I've
> >> using jEdit, and it's a tried and tested UI solution, (and one
> that I use)
> >> so I was sad to see it go. I'd have preferred it to be an option
> that was
> >> off by default at the very least.
> I use the BufferSelector plugin now the Buffertabs are gone.
> If you plan new features with a voting system, this would be avoided
> everyone would be aware changes coming even if they don't agree with
> Isn't this the reason why xemacs was started since lots of people
> like the way emacs was going.
> Couldn't the same thing happen hear?
> Just looking out for jEdits best interest, as always.
> Dan Fabrizio