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RSyntaxTextArea 2.5.3 Released

RSyntaxTextArea 2.5.3 Release Notes

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text component written in Swing. It
supports syntax highlighting for over 30 programming languages, code folding,
search & replace, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell
checking.

This release brings the following changes:

  1. Improvements to PHP syntax highlighting.
  2. In HTML and XML, "mark occurrences" should match tag names even when the
    caret is in an attribute, not just when it is in the tag name itself.
  3. Java syntax highlighting updated for Java 8 classes, interfaces, and enums.
  4. SQL: Matching opening/closing parens are now highlighted.
  5. Fixed several bugs.
  6. Updates to the AutoComplete, RSTAUI, SpellChecker, and RSTALanguageSupport library.
Posted by Robert Futrell 2014-06-29

RSyntaxTextArea 2.5.2 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text component written in Swing. It supports syntax highlighting for over 30 programming languages, code folding, search & replace, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell checking.

Here's what's new in 2.5.2:

  1. Whether or not curly braces denote code blocks is now handled on a
    language-index level, not per TokenMaker. This means TokenMakers such as
    HTML, JSP, and PHP can provide auto-indentation and curly brace closing for
    'sub-languages' such as JSP and CSS.
  2. Java syntax highlighting updated for Java 8 classes, interfaces, and enums.
  3. Added "mark occurrences" support for HTML.
  4. Curly braces can now be automatically closed when editing CSS.
  5. The SearchEngine class now automatically selects the next match after a
    Replace operation.
  6. Fixed errors when loading/saving Theme XML.
  7. Fixed several bugs.... read more
Posted by Robert Futrell 2014-03-09

RSyntaxTextArea 2.5.1 Released

RSyntaxTextArea 2.5.1 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text component written in Swing. It supports syntax highlighting for over 30 programming languages, code folding, search & replace, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell checking.

This release adds find/replace toolbars as more modern analogs for the dialogs, improves Clojure syntax highlighting, fixes a bug with rendering when visible whitespace was enabled, and a few other issues.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2013-11-14

RSyntaxTextArea 2.5.0 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text component written in Swing. It supports syntax highlighting for over 30 programming languages, code folding, search & replace, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell checking.

This release brings rendering improvements, adds syntax highlighting and code folding for .htaccess files, fixes bugs in the Clojure and JavaScript syntax highlighting, and several other small changes. The minimum required JRE has changed to Java 5 from 1.4 as well.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2013-08-27

RSyntaxTextArea 2.0.6 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text component written in Swing. It supports syntax highlighting for over 30 programming languages, code folding, search & replace, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell checking.

This release adds syntax highlighting and code folding for JSON, makes code completion popup windows look good when using a Substance Look and Feel, and updates localizations.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2013-01-22

RSyntaxTextArea 2.0.5.1 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text component written in Swing. It supports syntax highlighting for over 30 programming languages, code folding, search & replace, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell checking.

This release fixes a keyboard handling bug on non-QWERTY keyboards, and updates the Arabic translation.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2012-12-18

RSyntaxTextArea 2.0.5 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text component written in Swing. It supports syntax highlighting for over 30 programming languages, code folding, search & replace, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell checking.

This release adds code folding for PHP, JSP, and HTML files. It also adds syntax highlighting and code folding for NSIS scripts, as well as code folding for Scala. A few bugs were also fixed.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2012-11-22

RSyntaxTextArea 2.0.4 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text component written in Swing. It supports syntax highlighting for over 30 programming languages, code folding, search & replace, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell checking.

This release adds CSS highlighting in HTML, JSP, and PHP files, template completions, and a lot of other cool new stuff. Check out the readme files for each download to see everything that's new.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2012-09-02

RSyntaxTextArea 2.0.3 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text component written in Swing. It supports syntax highlighting for over 30 programming languages, code folding, search & replace, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell checking.

This release adds LaTeX syntax highlighting and code folding, DTD syntax highlighting, and fixes a few bugs.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2012-05-01

RSyntaxTextArea 2.0.2 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text component written in Swing. It supports syntax highlighting for over 25 programming languages, code folding, search & replace, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell checking.

This release changes the license from LGPL to modified BSD. It also fixes a few bugs.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2012-03-13

RSyntaxTextArea 2.0.1 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text component written in Swing. It supports syntax highlighting for over 25 programming languages, code folding, search & replace, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell checking.

This is a maintenance release that fixes some minor issues discovered in 2.0.0.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2012-02-19

RSyntaxTextArea 2.0.0 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text component written in Swing. It supports syntax highlighting for over 25 programming languages, code folding, search & replace, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell checking.

This release adds code folding added for C, C++, C#, CSS, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, MXML, Perl, and XML, support for theming the editor (fonts, colors, etc.) via XML files, and enhanced syntax highlighting, especially for web languages including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSP, and PHP.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2012-02-13

RSyntaxTextArea 2.0.0-beta3 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text editor component written in
Swing. It provides highlighting for over 25 programming languages, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell checking.

RSyntaxTextArea 2.0.0-beta3 is a beta preview of 2.0. It improves JavaScript, HTML, JSP, and PHP syntax highlighting modes, adds code folding for JavaScript, and fixes a few bugs.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2012-02-06

RSyntaxTextArea 2.0.0-beta2 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text editor component written in
Swing. It provides highlighting for over 25 programming languages, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell checking.

RSyntaxTextArea 2.0.0-beta2 is a beta preview of 2.0. It adds code folding support when word wrap is enabled, fixes some keyboard shortcuts to behave better around folded regions, and more.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2012-01-14

RSyntaxTextArea 2.0.0-beta1 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text editor component written in
Swing. It provides highlighting for over 25 programming languages, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell checking.

RSyntaxTextArea 2.0.0-beta1 is a beta preview of 2.0 that includes the following new features: code folding, theming support via XML, new token types for more detailed lexing/syntax highlighting, improved PHP and JSP syntax highlighting, and more.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2011-12-24

RSyntaxTextArea 1.5.2 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text editor component written in
Swing. It provides highlighting for over 25 programming languages, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell checking.

RSyntaxTextArea 1.5.2 and AutoComplete 1.5.2 are maintenance releases. This release updates Java highlighting to support Java 7 language features, adds a tab/indent guide option, and fixes a few minor bugs.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2011-08-29

RSyntaxTextArea 1.5.1 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text editor component written in
Swing. It provides highlighting for over 25 programming languages, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell checking.

RSyntaxTextArea 1.5.1 and AutoComplete 1.5.1 are maintenance releases. This release improves syntax highlighting for Windows batch, Unix shell, and properties files, as well as fixes a few bugs and other issues submitted by users.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2011-03-25

RSyntaxTextArea 1.5.0 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text editor component written in
Swing. It provides highlighting for over 25 programming languages, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell checking.

This release adds syntax highlighting for Clojure and MXML, improvements to syntax highlighting for properties files and TCL, and bug fixes across all of the libraries. AutoComplete also adds the ability to popup a code completion window for arguments passed to methods/functions.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2011-02-23

RSyntaxTextArea 1.4.2 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text editor component written in
Swing. It provides highlighting for over 25 programming languages, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell checking.

This release adds ActionScript highlighting support, fixes code completion popup window positioning in multi-monitor environments, and fixed several smaller bugs.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2010-08-02

RSyntaxTextArea 1.4.1 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text editor component written in
Swing. It provides highlighting for over 25 programming languages, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell checking.

This release selects a better default font on OS X (Monaco or Menlo), improves ctrl+arrow key navigation to be more Eclipse-like, improves XML auto-closing tags, and adds minor bug fixes and API enhancements to the spell checker and auto-complete libraries.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2010-03-11

RSyntaxTextArea 1.4.0 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text editor component written in
Swing. It provides highlighting for over 25 programming languages, and has add-on libraries for code completion and spell checking.

This release adds "FocusableTips," which are tool tips that become focusable when the user clicks on them or presses F2, like the tool tips in the Eclipse editor. There are also now options to automatically insert closing curly braces in C-derived lannguages, and auto-complete closing markup tags in XML, when appropriate. Highlighting for Delphi, Scala, and BBCode have also been added.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2009-12-02

Swing AutoComplete Library 0.3 Released

AutoComplete is a Java Swing library for adding auto-completion (i.e. "code completion" or "Intellisense") to any JTextComponent. Special hooks are added for RSyntaxTextArea, since this feature is most often used in source code editors. This is another minor release that improves the behavior of the autocomplete windows in RTL locales, such as Hebrew and Arabic.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2009-07-16

RSyntaxTextArea 1.3.4 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text component written in Swing.

This is a relatively minor release. Here's what's new in 1.3.4:

1. Added Lisp syntax highlighting support.
2. Keep selection visible even when text area doesn't have focus.
3. Cleanup of undo/redo localization code.
4. Added API to set line numbering start index. SourceForge RFE 2812114.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2009-07-16

RSyntaxTextArea 1.3.3 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text component written in Swing.

This is a minor release that greatly improves Mark Occurrences behavior.

Posted by Robert Futrell 2009-05-13

RSyntaxTextArea 1.3.2 Released

RSyntaxTextArea is a syntax highlighting text component written in Swing.

In version 1.3.2, a bug was fixed that prevented JTextAreas from working when an R(Syntax)TextArea was created first. Also, a "Delete Lines" action was added (Ctrl+D).

Posted by Robert Futrell 2009-03-27