Greetings jEdit enthusiasts!
As we are coming to the year end of 2006, we are getting closer to
releasing jEdit 4.3 final!
There are lots of improvements over 4.2, and the list just goes on and
on. I've taken steps to open up the development of jEdit by inviting
more people to participate, and helping to take the fruits of their
labor and make it avaliable to the public in a relatively timely
On the personal front, I got a day-job, so I'm not spending hours at
home hacking on jEdit like I used to. Since I do use it for work, I will
continue certain regular maintenance activities though, but I won't have
as much time as I did last year.
>> jEdit 4.3pre8 is out - almost ready for 4.3final!
I didn't even "announce" 4.3pre7, but now that 4.3pre8 is out, it doesn't
matter! Thanks Vampire, for fixing the .deb files and building the .exe
and .dmg files too!
This might be the last or second to last "pre" release before 4.3final,
so be sure to try it out. Personally, I'm looking forward to releasing
4.3 so that we no longer need to support 4.2final @ plugin central.
There are still some bugs in the new keyboard handling, but
the ones I find most annoying are all in M$-Windows,
so I could use someone who is good at Java and uses M$-Windows
to help us debug it.
>> 18 Plugins updated/released since 2006-09-05:
Browsing the tracker items in the plugin submissions, I see that there
are a whole lot of new(er) plugins.
The last time we posted a plugin update was 2006-09-05.
Since then, the following plugins have been updated or released:
FastOpen 2.1 - now its dockable works as well as its popup
XSearch 1.3.1 - has a new tabbed layout
FTP 0.8 - bugfix
Beauty 0.2 - bugfix
JavaSideKcik 2.3.1 - bugfix and enhancements
XML 2.0.4 - bugfix and enhancements - and new parsers
SideKick 0.6.7 - bugfix
ErrorList 1.4.2 - bugfix
Jump 0.3.3 - bugfix
ProjectViewer 188.8.131.52 - bugfix and enhancements
ShortcutDisplay 1.2 - bugfix
Console 184.108.40.206 - now it runs interactive shells again!
Console 4.3.0 - new dynamicly generated menu so you can bind shortcuts
for each shell
AStyle 0.8.1 - bugfix
CtagsSideKick 1.0 - new plugin - to replace CodeBrowser! Much prettier
Openit 1.5 - More project-viewer aware.
JCompiler 1.7.2 - bugfix
JDiff 1.5.1 - bugfix
>> Web page updated
I updated the "development" page on the jedit.org website. It contains
many links of interest to jedit developers all on one page.
>> Plugin Releaser
I need another person to help with plugin releases. I will train you in
how to do it. You must have good skills with Apache Ant and Java.
Please contact me.
>> Community Site
We need some help with the community site. Basically, there is an old
Twiki and an old Drupal, and we would like to import this data into a
new Drupal (or some other content management system which is easy to
maintain and has good spam blocking options). Any volunteers to help
with that? Alternately, I'm thinking we could take down the old site
and just start a new one and let people populate it with stuff again...
I think some of its content is very old and doesn't need to be moved,
and perhaps we just need people to go through it all and re-post it to
the new site in updated form.
Note there is a "feature requests" forum and also a "feature requests"
tracker. I'd like ot take down the feature requests forum.
The tracker is the one we use officially. The forum doesn't
assign numbers to the items, so it is not as useful.
The other discussions could be moved to jedit-users, and I know some
people don't like having to subscribe to mailing lists, but it is
possible to view the messages via SourceForge.net's web interface.