NEdit is a multi-purpose text editor for the X Window System, which combines a standard, easy to use, graphical user interface with the thorough functionality and stability required by users who edit text eight hours a day. It provides intensive support for development in a wide variety of languages, text processors, and other tools, but at the same time can be used productively by just about anyone who needs to edit text. NEdit, which is entirely a volunteer effort, benefits from a strong developer and user community. As of version 5.1, NEdit may be freely distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
NEdit was originally developed on a Unix system and is available on all major Unix and Linux systems. But NEdit can also run on other platforms, if there is a working X Window environment available. For instance, NEdit runs on MacOS X, OS/2 and MS Windows. The platforms and toolkit pages contain more details.
The current stable release of NEdit is version 5.5. Have a look at the feature list if you want to find out what NEdit can do for you. If you are familiar with NEdit, but you want to know what the latest release has to offer, check out the release notes. If you are convinced of NEdit’s merits, you probably want to download it. If you want to participate in the discussion on NEdit’s usage and development, consider joining one of the mailing lists. If you’ve encountered a problem or you think you’ve discovered a bug, read the trouble shooting page for suggestions.