And about other replacement for Swing, I don't want to. For example I think a new VFS Browser would be great, but I don't think anybody will write one, so can you imagine rewriting jEdit entirely ?
I can't imagine rewriting jEdit entirely.
Exactly, thats the problem, if a small portion of jEdit is hard to rewrite, it is impossible to rewrite everything.
I would more likely start with an existing open-source project that that uses my favorite language and API and contribute to that, try to make it more jEdit-like....
There is another project called "eric" which I want to make more user friendly when I have some spare time... It also has multiple languages/editmodes/plugins like jEdit and is already written in PyQt.
Eric is a text editor ? Can you give a link ?