Programmer's Notepad 2 0.9.794 Released

It’s time for a second 0.9 unstable release, bringing a number of bug fixes and new features:

The update check is a very commonly requested feature. The system understands the difference between stable and unstable releases so most users will only ever see stable updates.

Currently there’s no UI option to enable unstable update checks (there will be!) but you can enable them for yourself by setting this registry value (assuming you’re using a default PN install):

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Echo Software\PN2\General Settings
Value (REG_DWORD): CheckForUnstableUpdates = 1


What else is new in the 0.9 series?

  1. File browser window
  2. Open files window
  3. New, far better regular expressions support (multiline is coming)
  4. More colour schemes (I’m currently using ZenBurn) and the base styles adapt better with the colour schemes
  5. New PyPN release with more event hooks
  6. More Vista control styling dotted around (when running on Vista!)


Portable Zip:
PyPN for Python 2.4:
PyPN for Python 2.5: