Java News from Sunday, September 5, 2004

Slava Pestov has released 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. New features in 4.2 include:

In my initial testing, it appears to have somewhat improved dialog focus. In previous versions, the failure to correctly focus dialogs like Find was responsible for a lot of mistyped text that ended up in windows other than the one it was intended for. However, there are still some dialogs like "No Matches Found" that don't properly get the focus when shown.

jEdit is published under the GPL. Java 1.3 or later is required.

Linus Tolke has posted ArgoUML 0.16.1, an open source UML modelling tool written in Java. This is a bug fix release. ArgoUML is published under a BSD license.