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Read Me

JEDIT README (README.txt, last modified 13 Dec 1998)

Contents
--------
1. About jEdit
2. jEdit on the Internet
3. Installing jEdit
3.1. Unix
3.2. Windows 95, 98 and NT
3.3. MacOS
4. Getting Started

1. About jEdit
--------------
jEdit is a text editor fully written in Java. It is NOT a word 
processor - it doesn't support styled text. Instead, it can be used for 
editing plain text files, such as HTML, Java source, Perl scripts, 
LaTeX documents, and so on. It has many commands useful for the editing 
of such files.

jEdit is released under the GNU General Public License, read the 
enclosed COPYING.txt file for more information. Basically, you can 
share jEdit and modify it all you want, but you must give away your 
modifications under the same terms.

jEdit uses gnu.regexp by the Free Software Foundation. Only the parts 
of gnu.regexp used by jEdit are included - the complete package can be 
found at <http://www.cacas.org/java/gnu/regexp/>.

2. jEdit on the Internet
------------------------
The jEdit homepage contains the latest version of jEdit, along with general
information.
- jEdit homepage: <http://www.gjt.org/~sp/jedit.html>

There is a jEdit mailing list for announcements and general discussion. 
If you have a feature suggestion, or you have written a plugin for 
jEdit, or you just want to be informed when new versions are released, 
you can subscribe to the mailing list.
- To subscribe/unsubscribe: Go to <http://www.gjt.org/~sp/jedit.html>
- To send a message to the list: Send mail to <jedit@listbot.com>

You may also contact the author of jEdit directly.
- Slava Pestov's e-mail: <sp@gjt.org>

3. Installing jEdit
-------------------
jEdit requires either:
- JDK/JRE 1.2, or
- JDK/JRE 1.1 with Swing 1.1beta3 or later
Earlier JDK and Swing versions will not work.

Java runtimes for Solaris and Windows: <http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.1>
Java runtime for Linux: <http://java.blackdown.org>
Java runtime for the MacOS: <http://java.apple.com>
Swing: <http://java.sun.com/products/jfc/index.html>

3.1. Unix
---------
Installation of jEdit on Unix is a two step process:
1. Run `sh Configure'. It will prompt for the installation directory and 
   various other build parameters.
2. Run `make install' to install jEdit.

You also need to set the PATH variable to point to the directory with 
the  jedit script so that the shell can locate it. The default location 
is /opt/slava/bin. If you're using a Bourne shell (sh, ash, jsh, bash, 
zsh) the command to add /opt/slava/bin to the PATH is:

	set PATH=$PATH:/opt/slava/bin; export PATH

If you're using a C shell (csh, tcsh) the equivalent is:

	setenv PATH $PATH:/opt/slava/bin

It is advisable to place these commands in the .profile script (Bourne 
shell) or the .csh.login script (C shell) so that the PATH will be set 
every time you log in.

To pass options to the Java virtual machine, put them in the JEDIT 
enviroment variable. With a Bourne shell, the command is:

	set JEDIT=<options>; export JEDIT

If you're using a C shell the equivalent is:

	setenv JEDIT <options>

3.2. Windows 95, 98 and NT
--------------------------
Installation of jEdit on Windows 95, 98 and NT is a three step process:
1. Delete any previous versions of jEdit from `C:\Program Files\jEdit'.
2. Edit `install.bat' to change the default install directory and Java
   virtual machine.
3. Run `install.bat' to install jEdit.

If you want to use jEdit from the command line, you must add its 
directory to the PATH. By default, jEdit is installed in
C:\Program Files\jEdit. The command to add that directory to the
PATH is:

	set PATH=%PATH%;C:\Program Files\jEdit

It is advisable to place this command in your C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT so that 
it's executed every time the computer starts up.

To pass options to the Java virtual machine, put them in the JEDIT 
enviroment variable, like this:

	set JEDIT=<options>

3.3. MacOS
----------
There are no specific steps that must be taken to install jEdit on the 
MacOS. Simply run the jEdit class from the jedit.jar file with your 
favourite JVM. If you use MRJ, try creating a JBindery file to make 
jEdit easier to start. Sorry, I can't give any more advice, my only Mac 
is an ancient 68040 LC575.

4. Getting Started
------------------
There is a list of documentation files in doc/index.txt. Documentation 
for basic features can be found in doc/starting.txt. Documentation for 
advanced features can be found in doc/editing.txt. Once you have 
installed jEdit, a list of help topics can be found in its `Help' menu.

Have fun!

-- Slava Pestov
<sp@gjt.org>