No - I did not write notes during my search.
What I thought gave jedit the edge over other editors in the Linux environment was its extensive plugin library - it is more extendable, and easily so, than any other editor that I have used.
Personally, I liked nedit, but it does not have enough features. I liked gedit too, but what gives jedit the edge is the large number of plugins that exist for it, the fact that it is very configurable, and that it runs and looks identical on the usual platforms. I have it running on my Ubuntu Linux desktop, my Win2K laptop, and a MacBookPro running Mac OS 10.4. In fact - it looks really nice running on the Mac with semi-transparent pull-down menus:)
It took me a few minutes to get it running under Ubuntu, as it could not find the Jave Runtime Environment until I set JAVA_HOME correctly - which I guess does not get set in Ubuntu automatically - weird. On Windows and Mac OS - it hit the ground running after being installed.
It is a remarkable Java application, and is not the memory hog, nor a cpu hog that Java apps have been known for in the past. My Ubuntu platform is fast, and jedit is very quick, and running much faster than the Ajunta environment on it!
I am going to go back and give Eclipse another shot however.