"It's the best of the best."
Version: jEdit(dev) 4.5pre1
There are few. Because it is Java based, it won't launch as quickly as some OS-specific browsers, particularly if jEdit gets loaded up with every imaginable plug-in. To really make the tool shine to its fullest, some plug-ins are really useful. With just a little investment of time in looking at the plug ins (there are many!) - you can quickly break down the tool to just the few you need ... at which point, load time is as quick as (or quicker than) other snappy editors.
jEdit is powerful and feature-rich. Because of this, it can take a little bit of time to get the most out of it. But that small investment of time is absolutely worth it. I cannot recommend this editor more highly.
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