I dug into this a bit. (I originally wrote that javadoc macro)
I just upgraded to 4.4pre1 and noticed this too.

I the waitForConsole(view) command used in macros is never returning and hangs jEdit.
Were the macros you tried using this?

I checked the "preview javadoc of current buffer" macro and comment out  the call to waitForConsole(view)
and put in a
Macros.message(view, "Please wait for command to complete.");

since that is not modal, it worked... the javadoc command completes an the macro finishes and does not hang jEdit.

I tried it on some other macros I have that run commands in the system shell with
runInSystemShell(view, command);
and then use
waitForConsole(view)

they all seem to hang jEdit.

I tested on  XP sp3 sun java 1.6.0_12
I will try it on My Linux box tonight.

tom

On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 12:51 AM, Matthieu Casanova <chocolat.mou@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi, does it happens with every macro or only one of them ?

2011/3/3 Edmund Spatzenegger <edmund.spatzenegger@online.de>:
> Hi all,
>
> I tried out 4.4 but ran into a serious Problem:
> Each time I try to run a Mocro jedit hangs (no more response) and has to
> be killed.
> I've tried a self written Macro and the Java Macro "preview javadoc of
> current buffer"
> Platform is WinXP Sp3. java version "1.6.0_23".
> So I went back to 4.3.2
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks
>
> Edmund
>
> On 03.02.2011 02:41, Vampire wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I proudly present 4.4pre1, the first official preview build of the
>> upcoming 4.4 series of jEdit.
>>
>> I want to appologize again for the confusion that arised when the faulty
>> 4.4 release was created and then taken back down. To avoid confusion
>> about what version someone is using, the 4.4 release will be skipped
>> completely and the first official stable release of this series will be
>> the first patch release 4.4.1.
>>
>> You are welcome to use and test the new pre-release, but please keep in
>> mind that it is in beta quality and may contain some bugs.
>>
>> Have fun with the new release.
>>
>>
>>
>> jEdit 4.4 version history
>>          (changes since jEdit 4.3)
>> :encoding=UTF-8:
>>
>> {{{ Version 4.4pre1
>>
>> Thanks to Björn "Vampire" Kautler, Alan Ezust, Eric Berry,
>> Shlomy Reinstein, Damien Radtke, Dale Anson, Matthieu Casanova,
>> Eric Le Lay, Bernhard Walle, Joerg Spieler, Kevin Hunter, François Rey,
>> Dion Whitehead, Marcelo Vanzin, Jesse Pavel, Jakub Roztočil,
>> Kazutoshi Satoda, Anshal Shukla, Milutin Jovanović, Vadim Voituk,
>> goebbe, James Nicholl, Uwe donovaly, Sergey Mezentsev, Jim Lawton,
>> Suraj Kurapati, Paulo Moura, curtis_call, Rowan Collins,
>> Stephen Blackheath, asitdepends, Michael Schlotter, Robin Neatherway,
>> strank, and Hisateru Tanaka for contributing to this release.
>>
>> {{{ Bug fixes
>>
>> - Fixed an exception when trying to add new menu items to the context menu
>>     if some ActionSets have been unloaded (plugin deactivation)
>>     (Matthieu Casanova #3071355)
>>
>> - Windows installer tries to quit existing jEdit instance before trying to
>>     install (Björn "Vampire" Kautler)
>>
>> - Closes menus when toggling dockables. (#3022084 - Anshal Shukla)
>>
>> - VFSBrowser escape handling fixed when used as a dialog (#3101808 -
>> Alan Ezust)
>>
>> - Context menu sorted when adding toolbar buttons (#3074164 - Alan Ezust)
>>
>> - Fixed an exception when clicking ok while adding new action to the context
>>     menu if no action has been selected (Matthieu Casanova #3072546)
>>
>> - Fixed TextArea.selectBlock() when the block is at offset 0
>>     (Jesse Pavel #3062072)
>>
>> - Fixed a memory leak in the beanshell snippet replacement
>>     (Matthieu Casanova #3043132)
>>
>> - The "buffer" variable is always the current buffer and not the buffer
>>     where the replacement occurs when using beanshell snippet replacement
>>     (Matthieu Casanova #3043118)
>>
>> - Removed workaround in drag&  drop code of TextArea that doesn't seem
>>     useful anymore on Ubuntu and cause exceptions when dropping a
>> Transferable
>>     that is not a String but has a java.io.InputStream as representation
>> class
>>     (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - Fixed caret going to the wrong position when adding explicit folds
>>     in a buffer that uses an edit mode that has no line comment
>>     (Matthieu Casanova #2138160)
>>
>> - Fixed caret going after the explicit folds when adding explicit folds
>>     to the wrong position when adding explicit folds while having no
>>     selection, in any edit mode  (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - When saving a buffer the autoreload option of the buffer was overridden
>>     by global settings (Matthieu Casanova #2999966)
>>
>> - Improve indentation settings of the shellscript edit mode.
>>     (Björn "Vampire" Kautler #3005463)
>>
>> - Removed the duplicated "Architecture" line from the Debian control file.
>>     (Björn "Vampire" Kautler #2999456)
>>
>> - In the manage panel, when selecting a library, the description panel do
>>     not contains "null" for every fields and the title is set to the jar name
>>     instead of "null" (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - Update of textarea scrollbars and bufferSwitcher are now done in
>>     EventQueue thread (Matthieu Casanova #2946031)
>>
>> - Removed unnecessary popup warnings from InstallPanel when loading a
>>     pluginset. (Alan Ezust)
>>
>> - fix #1439605 - remove installer.VariableGridLayout (r16596).
>>
>> - Fixed bug in "selection-length" status bar widget: The widget was not
>> added
>>     to the edit bus, so it wasn't updated when the edit pane changed.
>>     (Shlomy Reinstein)
>>
>> - Removed write capability to the UrlVFS. Now http:// files are marked
>>     read-only. (Eric Le Lay #2805986)
>>
>> - When having two monitors the About dialog was appearing between them,
>> one half
>>     on each monitor. Now it's position is relative to the active View
>>     (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - Selection foreground color broken when soft wrap. (Shlomy Reinstein
>> #2946203)
>>
>> - Using regex style encoding auto detectors, StringIndexOutOfBoundsException
>>     could happen when loading a file. (Kazutoshi Satoda)
>>
>> - The encoding could be less accurate when opening a file from
>>     File System Browser. (SF.net bug #1524181,1721796 - Kazutoshi Satoda)
>>
>> - ALT key typing with Windows Look&Feel (for menu bar interaction) now
>>     behaves a bit closer to native Windows applications.
>>     NOTE: It's still incomplete due to some problems in JVM.
>>           http://bugs.sun.com/view_bug.do?bug_id=6923687
>>           http://bugs.sun.com/view_bug.do?bug_id=6458497
>>           ALT key typing is disabled on TextArea for now to prevent the
>> latter
>>           problem.
>>     (SF.net bug #2795635 - Kazutoshi Satoda)
>>
>> - HelpViewer loads pages asynchronously (SF.net bug #1231914 - Eric Le Lay)
>>
>> - Don't replace colons by slashes in canonPath() on Mac OS X
>>     (SF.net bug #1488911 - Eric Le Lay - r17754)
>>
>> - Fix Angle brackets showing up in plugin descriptions in plugin manager
>>     (SF.net bug #1963667 - Eric Le Lay)
>>
>> - Fix SOCKS proxy accessing wrong property.
>>     Therefore, SOCKS proxy was never getting enabled.
>>     (SF.net patch #2820969 - Milutin Jovanović)
>>
>> - CopyFileWorker now throws a FileNotFoundException instead of a NPE if
>>     the target path is not a directory and it's parent doesn't exists.
>>     (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - CopyFileWorker do not accept that the source and target are the same
>>     (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - Changed GUIUtilities.confirm() to work also from worker threads, by
>>     deferring the confirmation dialog to the EDT. This fixes threading
>>     issues with HyperSearchRequest, if the number of results exceeds the
>>     "max results" option. (Shlomy Reinstein)
>>
>> - Fix "-reuseview" not bringing the view to the front.
>>     (Sf.net bug #1510651 - Shlomy Reinstein)
>>
>> - Show search bar in full screen mode. (Sf.net bug #2944752 - Shlomy
>> Reinstein)
>>
>> - Got rid of extra Component created as parent of every JToolBar in
>>     GuiUtilities.loadToolBar() (#2114751 - Alan Ezust)
>>
>> - After using save-as action on a read-only buffer the new buffer is no
>> longer
>>     read-only (#3148102 - Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> }}}
>> {{{ API changes
>>
>> - API made public:
>>     org.gjt.sp.jedit.browser.VFSFileNameField (Marcelo Vanzin)
>>
>> - Added methods to manage the cursor if the TextArea :
>>     In the TextAreaPainter class, added
>>     resetCursor()
>>     setCursor(Cursor)
>>     The cursor behavior is the following :
>>     when the cursor is the default one : TEXT_CURSOR,
>>     when typing text it is hidden, after moving the mouse it reappears.
>>     If a plugin calls setCursor() to replace it for whatever reason,
>>     the cursor will not disappear anymore when typing or be changed to
>>     TEXT_CURSOR until resetCursor() is called (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - Introduction of a new ThreadUtilities class implementing a
>>     threadpool using Java 1.6 Concurrent API. Use this instead of
>>     VFSManager's WorkThreadPool, which is now deprecated.
>>     Related: A new Task Monitor dockable which will eventually replace
>>     the I/O progress monitor, for showing progress of tasks.
>>     Still TODO: rewrite VFSManager + all plugins to use ThreadUtilities
>>     instead of WorkThreadPool. (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - Made method TextUtilities.getCharType() public (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - Method MiscUtilities.formatFileSize() moved to StandardUtilities
>>     (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - New method E ServiceManager.getService(Class<E>  clazz, String name) to get
>>     service instance (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - Register api changed, it now contains Transferable (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - Added ThreadUtilities utility class (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - Removed deprecated objectfactory xml parser.
>>
>> - File System Browser dynamic menu support (#2938170 - François Rey)
>>
>> - Added a method for unregistering macro handlers:
>> Macros.unregisterHandler().
>>
>> - bufferSet api rewritten. Now each editPane have its own bufferSet,
>>     does not share it with other editPanes. The bufferset scope is the
>>     same for all EditPanes. (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - Status bar widget : it is now possible to use labels starting with letters
>>     in status bar. (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - Removed long deprecated TextArea#isDragInProgress() and
>>     TextArea#setDragInProgress(). (SF.net patch #2809776,2936146 - Kevin
>> Hunter)
>>
>> - EditBus.send() will now always deliver messages on the AWT thread,
>> although
>>     it can be called from any thread. (Marcelo Vanzin)
>>
>> - Added EditBus.sendAsync(): this just enqueues messages to be send over
>>     the EditBus as soon as the AWT thread is not busy, and returns
>> immediately.
>>     (Marcelo Vanzin)
>>
>> - Added ability to tag classes with EditBus.EBHandler. This is only useful
>>     when tagging an EditPlugin class, and makes the plugin instance behave
>>     as if it implemented EBComponent (it's added to the bus when the plugin
>>     is activated). (Marcelo Vanzin)
>>
>> - RFC edit mode was misplaced in catalog and was never matching anything
>> because
>>     text edit mode glob was more global and checked first (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - New ping-pong list component org.gjt.sp.jedit.gui.PingPongList
>>     (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - PluginUpdate bus message now have a method getPluginVersion() that returns
>>     the plugin version if there is one (Matthieu Casanova #2953163)
>>
>> - Added StyleEditor.invokeForCaret(textArea) which does same as
>>     buffer.editSyntaxStyle(textArea) did, but can be invoked without
>>     specifying the buffer object carefully. (Kazutoshi Satoda)
>>
>> - HistoryModel's max size is no more defined globally : replaced the static
>>     max variable by a per-instance max variable and a static defaultMax
>> variable
>>     (Eric Le Lay)
>>
>> - The JeditBuffer class now have thread-safe getText() params-less
>> convenience
>>     method (Vadim Voituk)
>>
>> - Patch 3008954 to Mode and ModeProvider to allow an exact filename
>>     match when selecting the mode for a file. (Patch provided by Bernhard
>> Walle)
>>
>> - Patch 3022084 added View.closeAllMenus(). (Anshal Shukla)
>>
>> }}}
>> {{{ Editing
>>
>> - Update for Stata-edit mode (goebbe, # 3019042)
>>
>> - Added "using" keyword to haXe edit mode (patch #3081482 from Bad Sector,
>>     Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - Added visualbasic.xml edit mode (Anonymous submitter, #3031412)
>>
>> - Added haxe.xml and hxml mode files to support haXe language
>>     (Dion Whitehead, François Rey, # 2922986)
>>
>> - Added plaintex.xml mode file, for plain tex files. (# 2787012 - James
>> Nicholl)
>>
>> - nsis2.xml update (#2653404 Uwe donovaly)
>>
>> - sas.xml update (#2926121, 3015899 - goebbe)
>>
>> - html.erb added to rhtml mode catalog entry. (# 2734062 Sergey Mezentsev)
>>
>> - Added Go edit mode (#2898646 - Jim Lawton)
>>
>> - When pasting text copied from the textarea, if the target textarea has
>>     no edit mode, the edit mode from the source is copied (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - Added the missing doxygen commands for doxygen v1.6.1
>>     (bug #2895272 - report and patch from Bernhard Walle).
>>     doxygen now highlights quoted strings in comments.
>>
>> - Ruby mode - keyword highlighting bug fix ( # 2868654 - Suraj Kurapati)
>>
>> - Updated logtalk.xml file (# 2937909 - Paulo Moura)
>>
>> - Slax Edit Mode ( # 2883030 - curtis_call )
>>
>> - Json edit mode ( # 2979745 - Dale Anson )
>>
>> - PHP Smarty Templates Mode ( # 2969956 - Rowan Collins)
>>
>> - Haskell edit mode rewrite ( # 2993269 - Stephen Blackheath)
>>
>> - Pure edit mode updates ( # 2988741 - asitdepends)
>>
>> - url.xml mode (# 1991306 - Kevin Hunter)
>>
>> - LaTeX mode - code indentation (2872638 - Michael Schlotter)
>>
>> - 'dot.xml' mode file indent{Open,Close}Brackets wrong
>>     (#3008614 - Robin Neatherway)
>>
>> - Added logtalk.xml mode file (#1945284 - Paulo Moura)
>>
>> - Added regex.xml mode file (#2782258 - Kevin Hunter)
>>
>> - Added sip.xml mode file to read sip messages (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - New paste special action accessible from menu
>>     Edit->More clipboard->Paste Special that will suggest different mode
>> to paste
>>     data from clipboard, currently plain text, rich jEdit text
>>     (plain text + edit mode) and mime type html are supported (Matthieu
>> Casanova)
>>
>> - Added Ant mode file for Ant build files. (#3016053 - Dale Anson)
>>
>> - Added TLD mode file for JSP Tag Definition Library files. (#3016054 -
>> Dale Anson)
>>
>> - Added Maven mode file for Maven pom.xml files. (#3016057 - Dale Anson)
>>
>> - Updated javacc mode to better highlight keywords and regular
>> expressions. (Dale Anson)
>>
>> - Updated Django temlate mode to Django 1.2, added missing keywords
>>     and better integration with HTML, CSS and JS (Jakub Roztočil)
>>
>> }}}
>> {{{ Miscellaneous
>>
>> - Made the Windows installer buildable completely via wine on non-Windows
>>     systems (Björn "Vampire" Kautler)
>>
>> - Included the Windows launcher in the Java installer (Björn "Vampire"
>> Kautler)
>>
>> - Made the Windows installer correctly show special characters like german
>>     umlauts (Björn "Vampire" Kautler)
>>
>> - Made the filter tasks use UTF-8 encoding as all our files are UTF-8
>> encoded
>>     (Björn "Vampire" Kautler)
>>
>> - build files and properties cleanup (Björn "Vampire" Kautler)
>>
>> - Wrap mode tooltip in status bar now indicates the current wrap mode
>> (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - Made the Deb Ant task compatible to Ant 1.8+ (Björn "Vampire" Kautler)
>>
>> - It is now possible to copy several files in the VFS Browser at the
>> same time,
>>     and copy from/to the OS explorer (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - Removed LatestVersion plugin.
>>
>> - HelpViewer font can be configured via Appearance Option Pane.
>> (#3002186 - Alan Ezust)
>>
>> - Added actions for eating whitespace at word ends in both directions
>>     for findWordStart. (#1953341 - strank)
>>
>> - Added a configurable selection foreground color. If set, this color
>> will be
>>     used for the selection foreground instead of the syntax highlighting
>> color.
>>     The new option can be set from Global Options ->  Text Area.
>>     (Shlomy Reinstein)
>>
>> - Implemented feature request #2919875: Namable views. You can now specify a
>>     name for each view using View ->  Set view title. The name is
>> persistent in the
>>     perspective.xml file.
>>
>> - In Hypersearch results panel, the query string length is now limited
>> to 100
>>     chars by default for display (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - Applied patch #2887520: Allow filtering the recent file list using
>> file globs,
>>     e.g. "*.java" or "{*.c,*.h}". (Patch provided by Joerg Spieler)
>>
>> - New status bar widget design (Matthieu Casanova #1540560)
>>
>> - New Encodings option pane using drag&  drop (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - Parsing buffer local properties is limited to the first 10000
>> characters of
>>     the first and last 10 lines. This is a performance enhancement when
>> loading
>>     buffers containing very long lines (Matthieu Casanova)
>>
>> - Added a new option to perform font substitution in the text area when the
>>     current configured font can't display characters in the buffer. It's
>> disabled
>>     by default, and can be enabled in the text area option pane, along
>> with the
>>     option to choose preferred fonts for substitution. This makes reading
>> files
>>     which contain text in multiple scripts more bearable. (Marcelo Vanzin)
>>
>> - Fixed ModeCatalogHandler so if an edit mode in the user-specific
>> catalog has
>>     the same name as an edit mode in the system catalog, the version in the
>>     user-specific catalog will override the system default.  This is what the
>>     documentation for writing an edit mode has stated is true for some
>> time, now
>>     it is. (Dale Anson)
>>
>> - Gave better priorities within modes which matches with a file at the
>>     same time, as the following order:
>>     - exact filename match
>>     - both the filename glob and the first line glob
>>     - only the filename glob
>>     - the first line glob  (Dale Anson)
>>
>> - In status bar option pane, when adding a widget only widgets that are not
>>     already in the bar will be proposed (Matthieu Casanova feature #2937286)
>>
>> - Added jedit.exe in the Windows installer, so that users can invoke
>>     jEdit more like a native application.
>>     (Feature Request #2661227, Patch #2984552 - Hisateru Tanaka,
>>      and Björn "Vampire" Kautler)
>>
>> - Added some more encoding detectors as default. (Kazutoshi Satoda)
>>
>> - Added settings to Activity Log to adjust colors and filter by message
>> type.
>>     (Dale Anson)
>>
>> - Updated 'Make Get and Set' macro. (Dale Anson)
>>
>> - Ctrl-P and Ctrl-N work from completion popups now (#3080463 - Damien
>> Radtke)
>>
>> - Added "Replace" button to Search and Replace dialog. This allows a
>> 'replace
>>     once' as opposed to 'replace and find'. (#3084224 - Dale Anson)
>>
>> }}}
>>
>> }}}
>>
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