I am band new to using jEdit and am using it for Java. Is there anyone with some quick tips for getting started with it? I have decided to go back to school, at 60, and see what I can learn. I hope that this is just not a dream.
From: Matthew Zaleski <matthew.zaleski@sp...> - 2008-03-04 02:00:46
On Sat, 1 Mar 2008 16:23:20 -0700, Ken Volkman <kcbjv@...> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I am band new to using jEdit and am using it for Java. Is there
> anyone with some quick tips for getting started with it? I have
> decided to go back to school, at 60, and see what I can learn. I
> hope that this is just not a dream.
The answer is "it depends". I came to jEdit with a strong background
in BRIEF and similar programming editors. I wanted an editor that I
could customize to my heart's content. For me, customizing a
programming editor is just like programming: you have an itch to
scratch (i.e. I want to have a console window open in jEdit), then you
go looking for a plugin or script that does what you want.
Go to http://plugins.jedit.org/ and peruse the lists of plugins
already made. Some are out of date and no longer work. Try a few and
see if you like them. After you install a plugin, its help gets added
to jEdit's help (in the plugins section). My only suggestion is don't
install 100's of plugins at once. You will get overwhelmed and jEdit
may run sluggish on your system.
Unfortunately, the Wiki is on the fritz. It had some nice intro
information for new users.