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  1JEDIT 4.2 README
  2
  3* About jEdit
  4
  5jEdit is a cross platform programmer's text editor written in Java.
  6
  7jEdit requires either Java 2 version 1.3 or 1.4. It will not run with
  8earlier versions.
  9
 10jEdit comes with full online help; to read it, select 'jEdit Help' from
 11jEdit's 'Help' menu or point your web browser to the file named
 12'index.html' in the 'doc/users-guide/' directory of the jEdit
 13distribution.
 14
 15A PDF (Adobe Acrobat) version of the user's guide be downloaded from
 16<http://www.jedit.org>.
 17
 18A list of people who contributed to jEdit, either by submitting code or
 19edit modes to the core, or writing plugins can be viewed by selecting
 20'About jEdit' from jEdit's 'Help' menu.
 21
 22* License
 23
 24jEdit is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute and modify
 25it under the terms of the GNU General Public License (either version 2
 26or any later version). See the file COPYING.txt for details.
 27
 28The jEdit installer is released under a public domain license and may be
 29used for any purpose.
 30
 31A number of plugins are available for jEdit. Unless otherwise stated in
 32the plugin's documentation, each of the plugins is licensed for use and
 33redistribution under the terms of the GNU General Public License (either
 34version 2 or any later version, at the user's election).
 35
 36The user's guide is released under the terms of the GNU Free
 37Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the
 38Free Software Foundation; with no "Invariant Sections", "Front-Cover
 39Texts" or "Back-Cover Texts", each as defined in the license. A copy of
 40the license can be found in the file COPYING.DOC.txt.
 41
 42The class libraries shipped with jEdit each have their own license; see
 43the 'Libraries' section below.
 44
 45* jEdit on the Internet
 46
 47The jEdit homepage, located at <http://www.jedit.org> contains the
 48latest version of jEdit, along with plugin downloads. There is also a
 49user-oriented site, <http://community.jedit.org>. Check it out.
 50
 51If you would like to report a bug, first take a look at the 'jEdit
 52Frequently Asked Questions' document, accessible from either jEdit's
 53online help or by pointing your web browser to the file named
 54'index.html' in the 'doc/FAQ/' directory of the jEdit distribution.
 55
 56If the FAQ doesn't answer your question, report a bug with our bug
 57tracker, located at <http://www.jedit.org/?page=feedback>.
 58
 59When writing a bug report, please try to be as specific as possible. You
 60should specify your jEdit version, Java version, operating system, any
 61relevant output from the activity log, and an e-mail address, in case we
 62need further information from you to fix the bug.
 63
 64The 'Make Bug Report' macro included with jEdit, which can be found in
 65the 'Misc' submenu of the 'Macros' menu, might be useful when preparing
 66a bug report.
 67
 68If you would like to discuss jEdit and be informed when new versions are
 69released, you should subscribe to the mailing lists; see
 70<http://www.jedit.org/?page=feedback> for details.
 71
 72If you would like to discuss the BeanShell scripting language, subscribe
 73to one of the BeanShell mailing lists by visiting
 74<http://www.beanshell.org/contact.html>.
 75
 76Finally, if you want to chat about jEdit with other users and
 77developers, come join the #jedit channel on irc.openprojects.net. You
 78can use the IRC plugin, available from <http://plugins.jedit.org>, for
 79this purpose.
 80
 81You may also e-mail me directly by e-mailing <slava@jedit.org>.
 82
 83* Libraries
 84
 85jEdit bundles the following libraries:
 86
 87- gnu.regexp by the Free Software Foundation. jEdit bundles the
 88  gnu.regexp 1.1.5 CVS snapshot.
 89
 90  gnu.regexp is released under the 'GNU Lesser General Public License'.
 91  The gnu.regexp homepage is <http://www.cacas.org/java/gnu/regexp/>.
 92
 93- AElfred XML parser by Microstar corporation. This class library is
 94  released under its own, non-GPL license, which reads as follows:
 95
 96  "AElfred is free for both commercial and non-commercial use and
 97  redistribution, provided that Microstar's copyright and disclaimer are
 98  retained intact.  You are free to modify AElfred for your own use and
 99  to redistribute AElfred with your modifications, provided that the
100  modifications are clearly documented."
101
102  The AElfred web site is <http://www.microstar.com>.
103
104- BeanShell scripting language, by Pat Niemeyer. jEdit bundles BeanShell
105  version 2.0b1 with the bsh.util and bsh.classpath packages removed.
106
107  BeanShell is released under a dual Sun Public License/GNU LGPL
108  license. See the BeanShell homepage for details.
109
110  The BeanShell web site is <http://www.beanshell.org>.
111
112- ASM bytecode generation library from Objectweb. This class library is
113  released under a BSD-style license. The ASM homepage can be found at
114  <http://asm.objectweb.org/>.
115
116The jEdit installer bundles the following libraries:
117
118- org.apache.excalibur.bzip2 compression library. This library is
119  released under the Apache license, which can be found in
120  doc/Apache.LICENSE.txt.
121
122  The org.apache.excalibur.bzip2 web site is
123  <http://jakarta.apache.org/avalon/excalibur/bzip2/>.
124
125- com.ice.tar, by Tim Endres. This code is in the public domain.
126
127  The com.ice.tar web site is <http://www.trustice.com/java/tar/>.
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