jEdit for Windows 5.3.0

4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (107 votes)

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Windows (All) / Open Source / 7,339 downloads

jEdit is a programmer's text editor written in Java.

Reviews of jEdit for Windows

  1. 4 out of 5 stars
    jcollake

    Reviewing 4.5.1 (Mar 28, 2012)

    Interesting! Has promise. I *like* whatever third-party library he is using for his controls (they aren't Windows defaults). I don't like the default FONT though - that looks just awful. I'm sure it is adjustable, and otherwise things seemed good, though I did get some strange non-critical errors when opening some PHP files.

    Seems like a great project, but needs to mature a bit. I'll keep increasing my rating as it gets better by default ;). Some give 5/5 to all F/OSS, but open source is just open source, doesn't mean it is better or worse than closed source. Anyway, for now I stay with Notepad++, but am keeping an eye on this!

    UPDATE: The uninstaller needs some work. All in all, looks like a project in the early stages. Could end up a good one.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars
    anonymouscowturd

    Reviewing 4.3 (Jan 4, 2010)

    Wow! 5 Years in the making. Hate the sub-glacial development speed, but then it is already very mature so i guess that doesn't reduce it's usability or functionality. At least it is good, or rather very good. By far the best editor (not including IDEs) but it is heavy weight. Knocks spots off Notepad++, and that's saying something.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars
    anonymouscowturd

    Reviewing 4.3 pre17 (Jul 7, 2009)

    This was and still is a brilliant editor. The only issue i have with this is the speed of development which is a tad slower than continental drift. It's been about 2 years since the last major update if i recall correctly. That said this is still absolutely solid i've never had any big problems with it other than the odd plugin that is outdated.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars
    Nahkanunna

    Reviewing 4.3pre16 Beta (Nov 20, 2008)

    roj: use the following to start it up: (with modifications to your specific environment) there's some issues with paint speed, but this at least cures it for me:

    E:\Progs\base\Java\jdk1.7.0\bin\javaw.exe -Dsun.java2d.noddraw=true -Xms64M -Xmx192M -jar "e:\progs\jedit.jar" -reuseview

    Quality work as always, plugins enhance it the same way Firefox, TB etc. NIce

  5. 4 out of 5 stars
    anonymouscowturd

    Reviewing 4.3pre16 Beta (Nov 20, 2008)

    @Roj,

    if you turn off the installed theme and just use the Windows native theme everything is fine. You're right though, if you do use any of the skin themes e.g. Metal etc, it really does slow down the repaint.

    @Nighted,
    Yeah, it is really unfair. And truthfully speaking i think the .Net framework is streets ahead of Java as well.
    Anway for this editor if you spend some time configuring it i think you'll find it is simply head and shoulders above any of the other OS native editors out there.

    Back to the review or sorts. This version seems to have a few problems updating plugins. Everyelse though seems fine.

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