After using and touting jEdit for all my programming needs this year, I was left high and dry this week after Apple’s latest Java update seemed to cripple the app’s launcher. I could still launch the editor using the jar file within the app bundle, but this wouldn’t allow auto-launching or drag-and-drop opening (and the interface looked like crap).
So if you’ve been putting up with inferior editors and clamoring for a solution this week, too, relax: jEdit is back on OS X.
And for what it’s worth, the developers of jEdit assure us a new version is in the works that will correct the issue “out-of-the-box,” but for now, this solution should get you back in the game. Happy coding!