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4.3.2 05/08/10
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Processor: PPC/Intel MHz
Others: Mac OS X 10.4 or later
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Powerful Cocoa based text editor for programmers

Nick Mead

Recent changes

  • Fixed Standalone TextArea build target (Shlomy Reinstein)
  • Fixed a NPE that happens when an error occurs before the view is loaded (Matthieu Casanova #2905487) - Fixed bug #2927555: beanshell load() fails w/ exception (Shlomy Reinstein)
  • Fixed a memory leak which held closed View and EditPane when using global bufferset scope. (Kazutoshi Satoda)
  • When removing text from the buffer, the event contentRemoved was sent before making the buffer dirty (oman002 #2944145)
  • Worked around a memory leak in Sun Java 6 where the sun.font.GlyphLayout is cached and reused while holding an instance to the char array (Björn "Vampire" Kautler)
  • When setting a new message in the status bar in a macro called from the Macro menu the message was cleared immediately (Matthieu Casanova #2964522) don't log an error when the API docs are not available. Provide a link to the online docs instead ( bug #1777806 - Eric Le Lay)
  • 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) java installer refuses to install from a directory containing exclamation marks ( bug #2065330 - Eric Le Lay)

  • API Changes

  • Applied patch #2932330 to suppress BufferUpdate messages from temporary buffers to improve performance. (Dale Anson)
  • Elegant Cocoa interface
  • Simple to use but powerful
  • Excellent search and replace feature
  • Lots of plugins
  • Can be slow on startup
  • Spell-checker inconsistent
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Jedit is one of the most popular text editors in Japan. It supports Unicode, Text Encoding Auto Sniffer, Customizable Syntax Coloring, Split Editing Window, Line Numbers Display, Fully Customizable Key Bindings, Book Marking Function, Object Embedding (image, Quicktime Movie and files), Sorting, AppleScript, complete English Help, saving find results, style search, checking encoding compatibility, external editor protocol and others.

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