I installed the new jEdit 4.3pre12 on Windows.
With the new installation, jEdit doesn't start when using the Windows File Explorer context menu or the start menu.
The reason is the new installer "feature" of using the javaw.exe in Windows system directory. This is an important feature but incorrectly implemented so that jEdit becomes useless for average users on x64 and Vista platforms:
The installer hardcodes the system directory to
but this folder is not the system folder on all Windows machines. I use for example WinXPx64 and there it is
Note that on Vista it is also not system32!
So what needs to be done is to check what the current system folder is and use this when installing.
I case the installer is written in NSIS, you need to check the
variable, see section 4.2.3 of the NSIS documentation.
Please provide a new Win installer for pre12 when this bug is fixed.