Java News from Saturday, May 1, 2004

Slava Pestov has uploaded the twelfth pre-release of jEdit 4.2, an open source programmer's editor written in Java with extensive plug-in support and my preferred text editor on Windows and Unix. "This is mainly a bug fix release."

Not to be outdone, Bare Bones Software has released version 7.1.4 of BBEdit, my preferred text editor on the Mac. This release allows the current search strings to be modified by the scripting interface. It also fixes numerous bugs. BBEdit is $179 payware. Upgrades are free for 7.0 customers.