jEdit

Version: 4.2 || Release Date: 2006-07-11 || License: GPL App Owner: dinesh

jEdit is a mature and well-designed programmer's text editor with over 9 years of development behind it. Written in Java, its has an extensible plugin architecture and is highly configurable and customizable.

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I have just about abandoned TextWrangler and Eclipse in favor of jEdit (see http://marnen.livejournal.com/23723.html for more info). This program rocks!

Some hints others (and I myself) find useful:
You can define which settings directory jEdit (v4.3) should use, if you go into the Package and open up the Info.plist. Expand the root and Java. Append to the Argument string " -settings=/the/directory/you/want". ~ for Homedirectory works.

If you want another XSLT processor than xalan for the XSLT plugin,
1. Extract XSLT.jar
2. Change XSLT.props:
plugin.xslt.XSLTPlugin.jars=saxon9.jar
javax.xml.transform.TransformerFactory=net.sf.saxon.TransformerFac
toryImpl
3. Update XSLT.jar witrh the changes
4. copy the saxkon jars into jEdit's jars directory.

only thing I don't like about it.. I can't find an easy, straight-forward way to use EMACS key bindings/mappings