Projects / jEdit


jEdit is an Open Source text editor written in Java. It has many useful features, such as syntax highlighting, bracket matching, regular expression searching, multiple file search and replace, folding, and keyboard macros. jEdit also includes a powerful plugin architecture that allows more than 80 plugins to be downloaded and installed from within the editor.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  08 Oct 2006 04:44

    Release Notes: Many enhancements and numerous bugfixes were done since 4.3pre2. API changes were made.

    •  12 Mar 2005 21:38

      Release Notes: A new auto indent engine and a faster file system browser were added. Various minor feature improvements and bugfixes were made.

      •  31 Dec 2004 22:00

        Release Notes: Multiple line fields in the search and replace dialog box. A "Repeat Last Macro" command. Wrapping at the window width is now supported if the wrap margin is set to 0. Dockable windows for viewing registers and markers. Improved rectangular selection. Various bugfixes. This release requires Java 2 version 1.4 or later; Java 2 version 1.3 is no longer supported.

        •  29 Aug 2004 07:07

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          •  18 Jul 2004 03:08

            Release Notes: This release fixes a few bugs and adds a couple of new syntax highlighting modes.

            Recent comments

            10 Dec 2010 14:48 jeffcovey

            @UR6LAD So why didn't you click the "Submit a release" link right next to this?

            10 Dec 2010 09:16 UR6LAD

            4.4 is released today.

            26 Jun 2008 17:46 jorpheus


            As far as Java text editors go, this is the best of the three I've tried, and as far as text editors in general go, this is on par with the best I've tried. Wish it was a bit lighter, but then again, it isn't for quick edits anyway, so no problem there. A really great editor!

            09 May 2007 13:32 thomp

            jedit is a winner
            Thanks for making the world a bit better... I use jedit for nearly every editing task at hand apart from quick edits (nano or vi) or coding in lisp (emacs). I don't think I've ever come up short when looking for a feature I needed (excluding IDE capabilities for lisp...) in jedit - syntax highlighting, versatile buffer features, screen splitting, the 'hypersearch' feature, ... it all seems to be there. Thanks to the developers for a great job!

            And... as noted before... at least C-x C-s saves your file and doesn't botch things up...

            27 Mar 2005 13:24 rndea

            Thanks for creating and editor so smooth

            What a good example for how an excellent software behavior and design increases productivity!

            It's so smooth!

            It's the best editor that I can work with where ever I am: Windows, Mac & Linux.

            To all the developers I send my high appreciations and my fullest support.

            Praises to the power of Open Source & free software - we desreve it and we can acheive it!

            Thank you guys!


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