JEdit is incredibly actively developed. I would definitely recommend it or else Eclipse (pydev). Especially the pre-release version of JEdit has much improved syntax rules, like auto-unindenting for ruby, etc. There are many plugins for things like project support, code completion, console access, etc. One plugin I can't live without is the buffertabs one. Set the tabs to show open files on top, and it's similar to a lot of IDEs. Also, set the gutter preference to show line numbers.
Sorry, you're right, Slava did abandon the project. This happened recently, I wasn't aware of it. Sounded too unbelievable! But he has his own programming language now apparently.# anonymous
A new beta release of jEdit happene in Jan 1, 2006. That is something to chear about.