[LUNI] Jext text editor
trainor at uic.edu
Wed Nov 21 17:54:00 CST 2001
Jext looks interesting. But why does it need to be installed as "root"? They say:
Jext 3.0 is here !
Note: after having installed Jext as root on Unix, please run it once as root
I'm sure these are nice folks, but I need more than Stephen to vouch for them,
so I tried another avenue: I tried installing "Java(tm) Web Start" (for the
first time) and then kick-starting Jext from there on a Windows machine (hey,
I gotta test my Linux web apps against all kinds of platforms, including Windows).
In any case, I was told that: "This application is requesting unrestricted access to
your local machine and network." Cool! And their certificate expired in April!
Do you want to install and run: Jext - Java Text Editor
Signed and distributed by: Romain Guy
Warning: Failed to verify the authenticity of this certificate. No assertions can be made of the origin or validity of the code.
It is highly recommended not to install and run this code.
Anyone know why I needs root? Dang, I want to see what it does with some Python code...
I was very impressed with some other Java code I launched via Java(tm) Web Start.
Boulet Stephen-CSB046 wrote:
> I just wanted to share a software "discovery" I've made: the jext editor (available at jext.org).
> I really like it. Although I was leery of it at first since it's a java program, it's very responsive for text editing. It has great features like tabbed windows, support for many languages with syntax highlighting (python is the most important for me), class and function browsing, ability to comment out and shift the indentation of blocks of code. And it looks great and is skinnable. Gnome icons are an option. And it's GPL.
> And it even has it's own cross platform console (you can actually do "ls" on windows this way).
> -- Stephen, who's happily editing away
> Linux Users Of Northern Illinois - Technical Discussion
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