The current installer won't work with jEdit 5.2 at all.
We need to replace it with something that work with Java 7.

On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 9:03 PM, Eric Berry <> wrote:
I helped Vampire with the Mac installer a few times (don't remember if I did last time). Assuming the process is the same as it was before, I should be able to help out there again.

I remember some chatter regarding Java 7 support on Mac, anyone figure that out? Or are we going to keep it at Java 6 for now?

On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 11:09 AM, Alan Ezust <> wrote:
There are no major new features that are planned for jEdit 5.2.

The development of jEdit has fallen into "maintenance mode" since most of the existing developers are too busy to work on it now. For that reason, our release schedule is time-based rather than feature-based.

To release one year after 5.1, let's be consistent and schedule 5.2pre1 for a May 25 release date
which means I must tag 5.2.x and bump trunk to 5.3pre1 sometime before then.

I want to release 5.2final around the end of July or beginning of August.

To other developers, please review some of the open patches that are submitted.
Some of them should be rejected and others should be accepted. If you have an opinion
one way or another after looking at the patch, you can post a comment in the tracker ticket.

To Vampire, can you do the release again this year?

Are there any suggestions or comments regarding this plan?

The #1 thing I want to help get into the release is a mac installer, but it doesn't have to come out at the same time as the regular java installer, which has an important bugfix in it, and is one of the main reasons we should not delay the jEdit release any further than that.

I am not a mac developer and I don't have the creds to release a .dmg installer, so I hope another mac developer can step up to this task and help out. I am happy to assist in the testing and releasing of it.


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