This release includes major improvements to the detection and handling
of file encodings and reporting of related errors when they happen. As
part of this enhancement support for magic encoding comments are now
supported in the editor for specifying an encoding for a document. The
comment must be found on either the first or second line of the file.
Most popular comment formats are supported,
example1: # -*- encoding: utf-8 *-*
example2: # vim: set fileencoding=latin-1 :
example3: # coding=utf-16
When no encoding is specified the default will be to use utf-8 for
encoding text when possible and falling back to other available system
encodings when utf-8 fails.
There is also a new bundled plugin that is distributed with this
release. The plugin is called "Launch", it is the highly requested
solution to be able to run scripts from within Editra. It currently
supports most of the scripting languages that Editra has support for
and provides custom output parsing and filtering for some languages
such as python, perl, and lua. The special output handling will create
hotspots on error messages in the output that allow instant navigation
to the error by clicking on the hotspot.
A new plugin for browsing and navigating TODO statements is also
available in the plugin manager. It is called CommentBrowser and is
the newest plugin to be released from the editra-plugins project
). For more details about
this plugin see (http://code.google.com/p/editra-plugins/wiki/
For more details about the release please review the release notes
When upgrading from a previous version it is suggested to check the
PluginManager for updates to previously installed plugins as they
provide important compatibility changes.
Binaries for Macintosh OSX and Windows as well as source packages
be found at the following link
bug tracker: http://code.google.com/p/editra/issues/list
mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/editra