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jedit is an amazing Java/php/text processor. It comes with a large number of installable plug-ins, is capable of color-coding syntax for java, php, HTML, perl, and other languages, stores each open document on a tabbed window, and has an aqua-ish appearance theme! And, best of all, it's open source and totally free. You can read more about it on the jedit home page.

Kris Kopicki has created a pre-compiled package version of jedit for OS X PB, and I've been using it for a day or so. It's written in Java, and runs fine on the PB (perhaps it's a tick slow, but not enough to bother me). You can find it on Kris' page right here.

Highly recommended if you do coding of any sort, or just want to see a slick Cocoa/Java app.
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Authored by: Anonymous on Dec 01, '00 12:36:19PM

I just downloaded and took a quick look. I like what I see so far, very good aqua intergration once you select it in the options. The performance is indeed a little sluggish but that's true of a few other apps and it is usable. The only classic app I was using anymore was BBEdit for PHP coding. Now I'm truly running MacOS X exclusively. Thanks!

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Authored by: robg on Dec 01, '00 12:58:02PM

I probably should have added detail on how to get the Aqua interface going. It's in the prefs
section, near the bottom of the panel. You'll have to quit and restart for it to take effect.

Also, to get color coding on the php syntax, I had to change the global default to php, and
then hit the "Reload editing environment" button.

Now that that's all done, though, it's pretty cool! A couple of menu-drawing bugs, but nothing
that makes it unusable.

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PHP mode
Authored by: Anonymous on Dec 01, '00 08:01:54PM

You shouldn't need to set the global default to PHP -- jEdit is recognizes files
based on filename extension -- files that end with .php, .php3 and .inc are opened in
PHP mode.

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PHP mode
Authored by: robg on Dec 06, '00 03:55:12PM

It seems there was some sort of quirk in my general OS X preferences. Nothing was
sticking properly. Two days later, it's all working fine again, and I haven't changed a thing.

jedit is an amazingly good editor -- it's replaced Alpha as my standard text editor.


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Great text/programming editor
Authored by: shinew7911 on Dec 03, '10 01:05:13AM

what's wrong with the built-in Vi? or vim?

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