What is jEdit?
jEdit is a programmer's text editor written in Java. It uses the Swing toolkit for the GUI and can be configured as a rather powerful IDE through the use of its plugin architecture.
JEdit's features are:
Download jEdit-5.1.0-os2.zip (6.6Mb). Create a folder (directory) "jEdit". Unzip the zip file to the new folder (directory). That's it. Next versions needs a higher version of Java. Don't download this version of jEdit from https://sourceforge.net/projects/jedit/files/jedit/5.1.0/. That one doesn't work properly in OS/2! The link gives an updated version from the OS/4 team.
The cmd file
The program works well with Open JDK in OS/2-eCS. I have a jedit.cmd file with the following contents;
@echo off set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin [drive: jEdit] cd [drive: jEdit]\jEdit java -Duser.home=[drive: jEdit]\jEdit -Xmx192M -jar jedit.jar 2>jeditbugs.txtI use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for jEdit with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;
should be replaced with real drive letters. Edit and save the file with a name of your choice or use the file from the distribution. This file is copied to the "jEdit" folder (directory). Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs.
Parameters / options explained
In the file you can find the above command file (all driveletters are set to C:) and a jEdit icon: jeditecs.zip.
revision August 2, 2016