jEdit in Ubuntu - is something wrong?

Jack Bowling jbinpg at
Sat Mar 1 07:36:46 UTC 2008

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 04:38:59PM +0000, Rosalind Mitchell wrote:
> Having heard rave reviews of it, I installed jEdit under 7.10 to evaluate as a 
> programmer's editor.  This in itself required some jumping through hoops, and 
> when I finally got there I was rather less than whelmed by it.  Never mind 
> that loads of the much-vaunted plugins won't install, it's the general 
> appearance of the thing that is appalling.  The font rendering gives me a 
> headache.  Am I doing something wrong?  Is there something I need to know?  I 
> can manage without jEdit but then I've yet to find an editor that suits my 
> purposes precisely and I want to believe the good things I've heard about 
> jEdit.
If you aren't allergic to Python, you may wish to check out Peppy:

Author says it is only alpha code but if so this is some great alpha


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