What is TextEditor++?
TextEditor++ is a free, open and very handy text editor for the editing of both plain and formatted text files and printing. It's written in Java language so it's available for a lot of Operative Systems. Since release 1.2.0 there is a tool for PDF conversion.

System requirements
  • Minimum JRE: 1.6.0

TextEditor++ on an eComStation machine with Open JDK

Installing TextEditor++
Download TextEditor++v1.2.0.jar. Make a directory/map with the name "texteditor". Copy the jar file to the new directory "texteditor". That's all!

The used cmd file
TextEditor++ works with Open JDK in OS/2-eCS. I have a texteditor.cmd file with the following contents;
@echo off
SET BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160ga5\bin
SET path=[drive: java]\JAVA160ga5\bin
[drive: texteditor]
cd [drive: texteditor]\texteditor
java -Duser.home=[drive: texteditor]\texteditor -jar TextEditor++v1.2.0.jar 2>texteditor-bugs.txt 
I use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for TextEditor++ with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;

  • [drive: java] = drive with Java
  • [drive: texteditor] = drive with TextEditor++

should be replaced with real drive letters. Save the file and name it "texteditor.cmd" or use the file from the distribution. This file is copied to the "texteditor" folder (directory). Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs.
Create a new program object. Specify the path and file name: "[drive: texteditor]\texteditor\texteditor.cmd". In the tabpage Session check the boxes "OS/2 window", "Running as an icon" and "Close Window to end program". In the tabpage General you can enter the name "TextEditor++".

Parameters / options explained
  • The statement "-Duser.home=[drive: texteditor]\texteditor" will ensure that TextEditor++ will save all necessary files in own directory instead of saving them in the home directory.
  • The addition "2>texteditor-bugs.txt" ensures that errors are saved in the file "texteditor-bugs.txt". The 2 in "2>" is not a typo!

In the file you can find the above command files (all drive letters are on set to C:) and an OS/2 TextEditor++ icon: texteditor-ecs.zip.

revision August 16, 2016