I'm happy to see that the ALT + key mnemonic problem has been resolved, but
there are some other issues that I, at least, would like to see resolved
before 3.2 final comes out.
In no particular order:
1. jEdit's plugin manager apparently installed two jar files, crimson.jar
and jaxp.jar, that are obsolete. Each time I load it suggests I remove
them. Would I be disabling a plugin by doing so, (and, just out of
curiosity, which ones)?
2. The code in the source distribution is older (by a few weeks or, in some
cases, a few months) than identically named files that came with the
installer. Most of the macro and mode directories are in this category.
3. jEdit is hanging an embarrassing number of times. This is frequently
associated with trying to open a .txt file by double clicking the filename
in Windows Explorer.
4. Loss of focus after closing a file with CRTL + W. After closing a
buffer, I'd expect the next buffer that I see to also get focus so that I
can hit CRTL + W again and close it too. Instead I have to click the screen
with the mouse and then hit CRTL + W. This problem is sporadic but it
fairly consistent in the following situation: With jEdit loaded and several
buffers open, exit without first closing each buffer. Now reload jEdit.
Now, before doing anything else, try to close each buffer using only CRTL + W.
5. jEdit has taken to inserting a line of underscores where there would
otherwise be a blank line. The line is not commented but doesn't interfere
with compilation. It just looks weird.
[These next two might be feature requests instead of problems]
6. Settings (global and buffer options) sometimes (but not always) govern
the buffer rather than the file loaded into it. Normally my margin is set
to screen width (97) in global options. If set the buffer options
differently (say 72 for something destined for email) then save the file,
upon reopening the file, the text appears formatted as it was when saved,
but the margin setting itself has reverted to the setting in global
options. I'd like to have an option to set buffer options to 'Sticky', by
which I mean that the jEdit would remember those settings and restore the
buffer options upon reloading.
7. Conversely, I'd like an option to set the Default Line Ending to 'Set in
Granite' by which I mean that the setting in global options should not be
reset by the file being loaded. (Which happens regularly as I open for the
first time in jEdit files previously saved with Mac line separators). Or
perhaps there ought to be 4 options. DOS, Mac, Unix and 'as loaded', with
only the last making it possible for the contents of the file to reset the
global option setting.
8. I'd like to second the suggestion that the user should be able able to
position the cursor beyond the end of a line. Past experience with an
editor where this was possible indicates that it would simplify writing
macros if we knew that upArrow() and downArrow() would not change the
cursor's column position.
Thanks for listening,
(NT4/sp6, jEdit 3.2pre9, Sun's jdk 1.4)