From: Alan Ezust <alan.ezust@gm...> - 2006-07-12 20:00:13
After discussing this with many developers and users, we have come to
As of Jedit 4.3pre6, support for Java 1.4 will be dropped. All future
versions of jEdit 4.3 must run on a JDK 1.5 implementation (or later).
This means now we (developers) can use the java.util.concurrent
package, the new collections, and the latest XML apis we want.
This will make it a lot easier to remove old code and workarounds from
jedit's core. I predict the quality of the software will greatly
improve as a result of this decision.
If you still want/need to run Java 1.4, that's what Jedit 4.2 is for.
it's a stable release for a widely used version of java, that still
works great with a lot of plugins. If you want to be up to date on the
latest and greatest, you probably already have java 1.5 anyway.
I'll be updating the website to reflect this information shortly.