Subject:   JEdit
Date:   2004-11-05 18:34:29
From:   ee_verman
You missed my favorite text editor: JEdit (

It has dozens of plugins available that let it do virtually anything text related (text, html, XML, XSLT) and has more syntax highlighting modes that I can count. Plus multiple macro languages, highlighted document comparisons w/ linked scrolling between the new/old versions...

Plus its free.


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  • JEdit
    2004-11-30 10:50:58  heavyboots [View]

    Yet another vote for jEdit, at least as a coding utility.

    It has by far the best syntax highlighting--you can break your syntax shading down much further with jEdit than with many of the other text editors.

    It also has a thriving developer community that has produced some really great plugins, like Whitespace, BufferTabs, SFTP and Code2HTML that can really speed up your code development.

    And be sure that you play around with Abbreviations! These are typing shortcuts, so you can type something like IF#x < 0#x == y# and it will automatically generate this:

    if( x < 0) {
    // do something
    } elseif( x == y ) {
    // do something else
    } else {
    // do that other thing
  • JEdit
    2004-11-09 08:46:54  ewinslow [View]

    I have to add a vote for jEdit also. Its cross-platform nature is what makes me love it. I use it on Linux, Mac, Solaris and Windows. And the FTP plugin makes it simple to work on remote documents from your platform of choice.

    Thanks for the great roundup.
    • JEdit
      2004-11-15 18:01:14  tflight [View]

      Yet another vote for JEdit... now if someone could just figure out how to integrated the FTP plugin for JEdit with my keychain I'd have everything in the entire world I need... well almost.