Release date: 
Monday, 2 February, 2015



A mature programmer's text editor expandable with tons of plugins.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP and self-installer java package: download to temporary directory, create a java.exe program object using "-jar jeditx.x.xinstall.jar " for parameters. After installation, set HOME environment variable to some real dir. The configuration will be stored in %HOME%\.jedit dir.
Run javaw -jar jedit.jar from jEdit dir. See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Icon files for jEdit (6/2/2016, A. Doff)
jEdit v. 5.1.0 (alternative download, 2/2/2015) Readme/What's new
This is port of jEdit 5.1.0 to OS/2. Reasons to create. Some time ago there was a regular OS/2 jEdit release but because OS/2 JREs quickly became outdated (IBM JRE was abandoned at 1.4.x and netlabs ported Java 1.6 GA was appeared only at end of 2011) this release was removed from Unfortunately after this some developer also removed almost all isOS2() branches (mostly path and environment variables handling) from the code so new versions don't run correctly even with Java 1.6. Prerequisites. Java 1.6+. I used for testing. Install. Regular jEdir releases are published in form of Java installer. I agree that such installer can do funny things like desktop icons creation but this means more OS/2 specific development and I have no time for this for now. Probably someone will write the installer in future. For now just unpack the archive with the program in any place which you want. Running. Set HOME environment variable to some real dir. The configuration will be stored in %HOME%\.jedit dir. Execute "javaw -jar jedit.jar" in jEdit dir. There is no special jedit.cmd for OS/2 because it is completely unknown where JRE is installed. You can easily create jedit.cmd with this one line if you want. Porting patch. The differences are minimal. Some of code which is already present but is activated only at Windows is marked to execute at OS/2 as well. The diff is supplied in this archive. Someone may try to send the patch to jEdit developers but I'm not sure that they will accept it because JEdit 5.2 requires Java 1.7 which is not ported to OS/2. Sincerely yours "Vyacheslav Gnatenko" <>
jEdit v. 5.1.0 (28/7/2013) Readme/What's new
jEdit 5.1 version history (changes since jEdit 5.0.0) :encoding=UTF-8: {{{ Version 5.1.0 Thanks to Alan Ezust, Matthieu Casanova, and Björn "Vampire" Kautler for contributing to this release. {{{ UI improvements - The column titles were missing in shortcuts option pane (#3614404 Matthieu Casanova) - Made TextArea thick caret thicker, and also thick when in overwrite mode. (#3614784 Alan Ezust) - Added a new column "ActionSet" in Shortcuts option pane to know to which actionSet an action belongs (feature #3614386 Matthieu Casanova) }}} }}}
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