I haven't seen any crashes on startup before, but I did fix a bug in file reading for version 0.1.2. I haven't tested BEdit on Windows 7 but I would consider it supported.
Is it always crashing at startup? Did anything get saved to %localappdata%\BEdit
(this is where current theme settings and etc. is stored)? By any chance do you have a crash dump that I could look at?
Since the only thing BEdit is trying to read at startup is the theme from %localappdata%
, is your app data using non-ASCII characters? In that case I might have a bug in the UTF-16 handling.
You can pass the files as arguments like BEdit.exe my_layout.bet my_data.dat
(or even just drag'n'drop them on top of the executable icon), but of course that should not be needed.
EDIT: ... well, it also loads the font from file.