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Emacs Implementations Document id Emacs Implementations and Literature ftp://ftp.finseth.com/users/emacs http://www.finseth.com/emacs.html Last posted 2015-06-12 Contact: Craig A. Finseth <craigfinseth@gmail.com> <craigafinseth@alum.mit.edu> http://www.finseth.com. Please send updates directly to the author via email. Note the information regarding "The Craft of Text Editing"! People interested in this FAQ might also be interested in: http://www.jwz.org/doc/emacs-timeline.html and: http://www.emacswiki.org Copyright This FAQ document is Copyright 1990-9,2000-13 by Craig A. Finseth. It may be reproduced and archived as part of normal network distribution. Such distribution is assumed to include CD/ROM or other bulk, unedited distribution. It may be reproduced for individual or non-commerical use provided that it is reproduced intact. It may be reproduced for commercial use provided: o it is reproduced essentially intact including all copyright notices and acknowledgements, o the publisher obtains the latest version directly from the FAQ maintainer (using the above FTP/WWW site is acceptable), o the publisher provides the FAQ maintainer with information on what collection the copy of the FAQ is in, and how that collection may be obtained, o all material modifications (other than formatting) are clearly marked. Posted to comp.editors, comp.emacs, alt.religion.emacs, alt.answers, comp.answers, news.answers Description This document provides a partial -- and not comprehensive -- list of implementations of Emacs-type editors and literature about such editors. You can help make it more comprehensive by sending me additional information and/or updates. This document is also gradually acquiring the role of a repository of (at least) Emacs-related history. While that subject requires a book to itself, this document will probably serve until someone (_not_ me!) writes one. This document is available via anonymous FTP and WWW. See above URLs. To be included in this list: o A piece of literature should be a book, manual, article, paper, or something that covers (or mentions) Emacs in particular or text editing techniques in general. Specifically excluded are items that are only of interest to non-Emacs users (a book on "how to use vi") or vendor manuals for Emacs implementations (as those are implicitly included in the implementations). Non-vendor (i.e., third party) manuals are included. o An implementation must either (1) be "advertised" as being an Emacs-type editor or (2) be extensible and come with an Emacs command set "mode" already written. Editors that are extensible but do not come with such a mode (i.e., you have to write it yourself) are not listed. The following information is included for each implementation: The *NAME* line contains the name of the implementation. Implementations are listed alphabetically by name. Acronym expansions are listed in ()s. Other acronyms: TECO TAPE Editor and COrrector (later: Text Editor and COrrector) EMACS Editor MACroS The *LAST* *CHANGED/VERIFIED* line contains the date that the entry was last changed or an explict "looks ok to me" was received. This field was added 1994-12-20, so all entries were initialized to that value. The *ORIGINAL* *DISTRIBUTION* is the date (or partial date) of the first release. It is in YYYY-MM-DD format. The *VERSION* is the latest known version. It is probably out of date. The *BASE* *LANGUAGE* is the language that you need a compiler or interpreter for in order to use the editor. If the software is distributed as a pre-compiled binary, this should be the language that the program was written in. The *IMPLEMENTATION* *LANGUAGE* is the language that the bulk of the implementation is written in. The *EXTENSION* *LANGUAGE* is the (often custom or modified) language that the is used when altering or writing extensions to the implementation. It is "none" if there is no extension language. The *SCOPE* is either "command set" or "extensible." In the first case, the implementation offers a basic Emacs command set; however the user cannot readily change what the commands do. In the second case, the user can fully control what all of the commands do. The *REQUIREMENTS* is a brief characterization of what hardware or software is required. The purpose of this item is to offer a broad selection key; not be a comprehensive list. You should consult the implementation (for free software) or the vendor to find out whether a specific implementation works in your environment. For example: o "UNIX" refers to any version of UNIX(tm) from any vendor. o "IBM PC" is used to cover MS/DOS, OS/2, and Windows implementations. (Starting Dec 1994 the list will support an additional level of detail for IBM PCs.) o "DOS" refers to MS/DOS support. May also run under Windows or OS/2 in some mode. - "Windows" refers to Microsoft Windows support. o "OS/2" refers to to OS/2 support. - "Windows NT" refers to Microsoft Windows NT support. The *ORGANIZATION* is the name of and contact information for the implementor OR >CURRENT MAINTAINER<. The *STATUS* is one of o no longer available: Self-explanatory. o free: The implementation is available to most people at no charge. Even such "free" implementations may have restrictions: consult information about the particular implementation. Where available, information on how to obtain a copy is also listed. o not free: The implementation is for sale. Contact the vendor for specifics. Many of the names of the implementations in this list are trademarked. Specific trademarks are not called out. Full source code is available for all of the free implementations. Source availability varies among the not free implementations: check with the vendor before you buy. Table of Contents Literature GNU Emacs and XEmacs: A Better Way to Learn Emacs and Lisp Title: GNU Emacs and XEmacs: A Better Way to Learn Emacs and Lisp Author(s): Larry Ayers Publisher: Prima Publishing Size: 544pp ISBN: 0-7615-2446-0 Price: $49.99 _Notes:_ 2001, with CD containing source and images of XEmacs 21.1.14 and 21.4.3, GNU Emacs 20.7 and 21.0, and many add-on packages. Good coverage of customization and add-on packages. Learning Gnu Emacs, 3rd Edition Title: Learning Gnu Emacs, 3rd Edition Author(s): Debra Cameron, james Elliott, Marc Loy, Eric Raymond, & Bill Rosenblatt Publisher: O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. Size: 534pp ISBN: 0-596-00648-9 Price: $39.95 _Notes:_ Emacs 21.30 and above The Craft of Text Editing: Emacs for the Modern World Title: The Craft of Text Editing: Emacs for the Modern World Author(s): Craig A. Finseth Publisher: Springer-Verlag Size: 220pp, 10 chapters, 5 appendices ISBN: 0-387-97616-7, 3-540-97616-7 Price: $39.95 Japanese language edition: 4-938704-26-9 Y3600 paper _Notes:_ 1991-10, first edition not version specific. The Springer-Verlag edition is out of print. The book is available via the web at: http://www.finseth.com/craft and is also available in print form from the author. It has ISBN 978-1-4116-8297-9 (10-digit: 1-4116-8297-1). It is available from Lulu and from Amazon.com: http://people.lulu.com/users/index.php?fHomepage=370764 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1411682971 GNU Emacs Reference Title: GNU Emacs Reference Author(s): Dennis Gentry Publisher: Specialized Systems Consultants, Inc. P.O. Box 55549 Seattle WA 98155 USA +1 206 782 7733 +1 206 782 7191 fax sales@ssc.com Size: 18pp, 8 1/2" x 3 1/2" ISBN: 0-916151-83-2 Price: $4.50 Notes: 1995, updated The GNU Emacs Lisp Reference Manual, GNU Emacs Version Title: The GNU Emacs Lisp Reference Manual, GNU Emacs Version 19 for Unix Users, Edition 2.01, June 1993 Author(s): Bil Lewis, Dan LaLiberte, Richard Stallman and the GNU Manual Group Pubisher: Free Software Foundation Size: 748pp + 18pp index ISBN: 1-882114-20-5 Price: free (see GNU Emacs sites) or for fee from FSF Notes: - Unix Desktop Guide to Emacs Title: Unix Desktop Guide to Emacs Author(s): Ralph Roberts and Mark Boyd Consultants: Stephen G. Kochan and Patrick H. Wood Publisher: Hayden Books (SAMS) Size: xxiv + 504 pages, including index ISBN: 0-672-30171-7 Price: $27.95 US, $34.95 CAN _Notes:_ Copr. 1992, first printing 1992 Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 91-62815 GNU Emacs: UNIX Text Editing and Processing Title: GNU Emacs: UNIX Text Editing and Processing Author(s): Michael A. Schoonover, John S. Bowie, and William R. Arnold Publisher: Addison-Wesley / HP Press Size: 640pp, 14 chapters, 4 appendices ISBN: 0-201-56345-2 Price: $26.95 _Notes:_ 1991-11, first printing Emacs 18 GNU Emacs Manual, Twelfth Edition, Version 19.33 Title: GNU Emacs Manual, Twelfth Edition, Version 19.33 Author(s): Richard Stallman Publisher: Free Software Foundation Size: 506pp ISBN: 1-882114-52-3 (may have changed) Price: free (see GNU Emacs sites) or for fee from FSF Sams Teach Yourself Emacs in 24 Hours, Title: Sams Teach Yourself Emacs in 24 Hours Author(s): Jesper Pedersen, with contributions from Jari Aalto, Charles Curley, Eric Ludlam, and Larry Ayers Publisher: Sams Publishing Size: approx. 445pp including index, CD included ISBN: 0-672-31594-7 Price: $24.99 (to be released Apr/May 1999) Writing GNU Emacs Extensions Title: Writing GNU Emacs Extensions Author(s): Bob Glickstein Publisher: O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. Size: 215pp ISBN: 1-56592-261-1 Price: $29.95 _Notes:_ April 1997, First Edition. "[E]xamples ... all developed and tested in GNU Emacs version 19.34 under various flavors of UNIX.... [P]resumes familiar[ity] with programming and with Emacs." Lisp fundamentals are presented, with "Lisp Quick Reference." GNU-Emacs binaries GNU-Emacs name: GNU-Emacs last changed/verified: 2007-08-23 original distribution: ? version: 22.1 base language: C implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: too many to list Organization: Free Software Foundation 59 Temple Place, Suite 330 Boston MA 02111-1307 USA +1 617 542 5942 +1 617 542 2652 fax gnu@prep.ai.mit.edu Free, anonymous FTP from: ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/ OS/2 (proabably obsolete data): http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-browse?sh=1&dir=/pub/os2/apps/editors/emacs Windows Supplement (confirmed 2007-06-22): EmacsW32 http://ourcomments.org/Emacs/EmacsW32.html Macintosh ports (proabably obsolete data): FSF's Emacs 20.6 port by Andrew Choi http://www.csis.hku.hk/~choi/emacs/index.html XEmacs 19.14 port to MacOS 8 and XEmacs 21.5.9 port to Mac OS X by Pitts Jarvis http://my.ispchannel.com/~pjarvis/xemacs.html Version 1.17 is available from: ftp://ftp.cs.cornell.edu/pub/parmet/ parmet@cs.cornell.edu http://download.vector.co.jp/pack/mac/writing/edit/nit591.sea.bin This is a bare-bones Japanese version of EMACS. It's missing all the cool GNU-stuff (including help), but it does do split- screening and all of the cursor/text editing commands that I tried. It's a 86.7K (yes, that's kilobytes!) download. A very sweet blend of EMACS and Macintosh technology. (Edward <edodge@teleport.com>) http://www.csis.hku.hk/~choi/emacs/ Version 20.6. This is by far the most comprehensive and fastest version of EMACS for the Mac. It is also the most actively developed version I know of. Even mail can be implemented by remapping mail calls to Eudora-Lite Applescripts. The only bummer is that there is no GNUS and no printing! (Edward <edodge@teleport.com>) http://packages.opendarwin.org/dmgs Scott J. Kramer x-unix@sjk.us WinCE (proabably obsolete data): http://www.rainer-keuchel.de/emacs/emacs-wince.html Binaries only (proabably obsolete data): o for win95: ftp://ftp.cs.washington.edu/pub/ntemacs/latest/i386/ ftp://ftp.demon.co.uk/pub/ibmpc/dos/apps/editors/emacs19.24 ftp.imada.ou.dk:pub/mirrors/msdos/emacs-19.24 Randy Zack <randy@acucobol.com>, MS-DOS, o Linux sunsite.unc.edu:/pub/Linux/docs/HOWTO/Distribution-HOWTO o ftp://ftp.vms.stacken.kth.se/GNU-VMS/Beta/ EMACS-19_22-**.TAR-GZ. info at: http://www.e.kth.se/elev/levitte/gnu/emacs.html on the SPAN network, contact rdss::corbet On UUCP, contact one of (proabably obsolete data (:-)): hao!scicom!qetzal!upba!ugn!nepa!denny hqda-ai!merlin uunet!hutch!barber sun!nosun!illian!darylm oli-stl!root postmaster@uunet.uu.net uucp@cis.ohio-state.edu (or osu-cis!uucp) Ohio State also posts their UUCP instructions regularly to the news group comp.sources.d _Note:_ You can also obtain tapes and CD-ROM distributions from the FSF. Implementations Available For No Charge AMIS name: AMIS last changed/verified: 2002-07-22 original distribution: ? version: base language: Pascal implementation language: Pascal extension language: none scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: VMS, Norsk Data, Tops10, RSTS organization/author: Stacken Computer Club c/o NADA S-100 44 Stockholm Sweden stacken@stacken.kth.se _Note:_ the name is an abbreviation of "Anti-MISAER" (where "AE" is the "ae" glyph). "Misaer" is Swedish (svenska) for "piece of junk, or deep shit functionality" (translation provided by the person who told me about this) The name thus means "not a piece of junk." Tops10, RSTS, Norsk Data versions are free, send them a 1/2 inch, 2400-foot magnetic tape and return postage VMS version is $1000 US (the money supports their DEC10 museum) Addendum from Jesper Larsson <Jesper.Larsson@dna.lth.se>: This is not quite correct. First, if "misAEr" is the Swedish word, "AE" should not be the "ae" glyph (not used in Swedish -- maybe it's spelled that way in Norwegian), but an "a" with two dots above it. Secondly, this word actually means "destitution" or "penury". It is closely related to the English word "misery". [ I am _not_ going to get in the middle of a how to translate Swedish to English issue here -- Craig ] free from http://pdp-10.trailing-edge.com/tops10_tools_bb-fp64b-sb/index.html Anthony's Editor name: ae (Anthony's Editor) last changed/verified: 2010-08-30 original distribution: ? version: Feb 92 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: none scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: Unix, IBM PC, Atari ST; requires curses organization/author: Anthony Howe Mortice Kern Systems Inc. 35 King St N Waterloo Ontario Canada N2J 6W9 ant@mks.com free, periodically posted to Comp.editors http://sites.google.com/site/texteditors/Home/files/Anthonys_Editor.zip Aquamacs name: Aquamacs last changed/verified: 2006-06-28 original distribution: ? version: 0.9.9d base language: C implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: Macintosh organization/author: http://aquamacs.org free, from http://aquamacs.org This is a port of GNU-Emacs tailored to the Macintosh Aqua environment. AxE name: AxE last changed/verified: 2001-03-14 original distribution: ? version: ? base language: ? implementation language: ? extension language: ? scope of implementation: ? hardware/software requirements: ? organization/author: Jim Wright docs at http://www.apl.jhu.edu/~larry/unix/unixdocs/editors/axe.html http://it.aminet.net/pub/Unix/pkgs/editor/axe/ http://metalab.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/editors/X/ Note: This is a GUI based Emacs-like editor using Athena widgets. It may not even belong here. Barry's Emacs name: Barry's Emacs last changed/verified: 2010-08-30 original distribution: 1994 version: V7.2-246 Win32,Release build 242 base language: C++ implementation language: MLisp extension language: MLisp, Python scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: Windows, Unix organization/author: Barry Scott barry@barrys-emacs.org free, from: http://www.barrys-emacs.org/ a bit of history...the source was posted to the net by James Gosling (in about 1980-ish, I think). It was modifed by Barry, within Digital Equipment Corporation. It ran on VMS and was available only internally to Digital. The language changed to Bliss-32 (better performance on VMS) and then to C (for portability) and now C++. Barry left Digital in 1994 and about then (or perhaps a little sooner?) released to the public. -- Jack Horsfield <jack_horsfield@altavista.net> http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/barrysemacs/ Python implementation Bzdired name: bzdired last changed/verified: 2010-08-30 original distribution: 1998 version: 7.1 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: superset of what you type scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: Unix organization/author: Ralph Betza (FM) gnohmon@scscomm.com free, from: http://scscomm.com/~gnohmon/dired.cpio.gz likely no longer available Climacs name: Climcs last changed/verified: 2015-03-28 original distribution: ? version: ? base language: ? implementation language: Lisp? extension language: Lisp? scope of implementation: ? hardware/software requirements: ? organization/author: free from http://common-lisp.net/project/climacs/ Demacs name: Demacs last changed/verified: 1999-08-14 original distribution: 1992? version: 1.2.0 base language: C implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: IBM PC, 386 or better, MS-DOS organization/author: Manabu Higashida Osaka University JAPAN manabu@sigmath.osaka-u.ac.jp HIRANO Satoshi University of Tokyo Japan hirano@tkl.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp free, anonymous FTP from ftp.sigmath.osaka-u.ac.jp in pub/Msdos/Demacs/* utsun.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp in GNU/demacs/* on Garbo-PC mirror sites ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/editor _Note:_ Demacs is currently based on GNU Emacs version 18.55 (partly 18.57). You may wish to check out OEmacs, GNU-Emacs v19.23 or later, or NTEmacs. E3 name: E3 last changed/verified: 2010-08-30 original distribution: ? version: ? base language: C,asm implementation language: C extension language: C scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: Linux, FreeBSD, BeOs organization/author: Albrecht Kleine free, anonymous FTP from http://sites.google.com/site/e3editor/ EDMACS name: EDMACS last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: 2.0 base language: TECO implementation language: TECO extension language: TECO scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: PDP/11 organization/author: Michael Bloom mb@ttidca.tti.com free, anonymous FTP from usc.edu in /pub/teco/soflib.tar.Z (in subdir "11-737" of tar image) DECUS program library as DECUS #11-737 (nominal media charge) Edwin name: Edwin last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: CScheme implementation language: CScheme extension language: CScheme scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX, VMS, 386-DOS organization/author: Scheme Distribution c/o Prof. Hal Abelson 545 Technology Sq. Room 410 Cambridge MA 02139 USA info-cscheme-request@zurich.ai.mit.edu free, anonymous FTP from zurich.ai.mit.edu in pub/scheme/README also, check out other Scheme implementations Elle name: Elle (Elle Looks Like Emacs) last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: 4.1g base language: C implementation language: C extension language: none scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: UNIX, MINIX, TOPS-20, TOPS-10 (!) organization/author: Ken Harrenstein c/o SRI International 333 Ravenswood Ave Menlo Park CA 94025 USA klh@nisc.sri.com free, anonymous FTP from nisc.sri.com in pub/klh/elle.tar (or elle.tar.Z) Emacs name: Emacs last changed/verified: 2006-03-21 original distribution: 1975 version: 165 base language: MIDAS (PDP10/DEC-20 assembly language) implementation language: TECO extension language: TECO scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: PDP10/ITS or DEC-20/TOPS-20 organization/author: Richard M. Stallman MIT AI Lab/MIT Lab. for Comp. Sci. 545 Technology Square Cambridge MA 02139 USA http://pdp-10.trailing-edge.com/tapes/mit_emacs_170_teco_1220.tap.bz2 _Note:_ this is the original free, anonymous FTP from ? Emacs for HP49G and HP49G+ name: Emacs for HP49G and HP49G+ last changed/verified: 2004-03-05 original distribution: 2000-?-? version: 2.00 base language: HP49G-specific implementation language: HP49G-specific extension language: HP49G-specific scope of implementation: command hardware/software requirements: HP49G or HP49G+ calculator organization/author: Carsten Dominik, dominik science.uva.nl Peter Geelhoed, p.f.geelhoed wbmt.tudelft.nl free anonymous FTP: http://www.astro.uva.nl/~dominik/hpcalc/emacs/ _Note:_ While possibly not a "real" Emacs, this is just too cool to leave out. Emacs for NeXTstep name: Emacs for NeXTstep (aka Emacs.app) last changed/verified: 1995-06-15 original distribution: 1994-04-24 version: 4.1 base language: Objective C implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: Any hardware/software which GNU Emacs 19.28 runs on in general. To use the added NeXTstep features requires NeXTstep 3.x or later (for best results 3.3 or later) on any hardware platform supported by NeXTstep. organization/author: Carl Edman Department of Physics Princeton University Princeton NJ 08540 USA cedman@princeton.edu free anonymous FTP: - Binary package for m68k, i386, hppa and sparc NeXTstep machines on ftp.cs.orst.edu in pub/next/binaries/editors/Emacs_for_NeXTstep_4.1.pkg.NIHS.b.tar.gz. - Source on ftp.cs.orst.edu in pub/next/sources/editors/Emacs_for_NeXTstep_4.1.src.NIHS.s.tar.gz. _Note:_ Emacs for NeXTstep 4.1 is a superset of GNU Emacs 19.28 with which it shares most of the code. The main change is that this Emacs supports the NeXTstep window system on the same level as GNU Emacs supports the X window system. It continues to fully support the X window system as well. Also, this may be new information on the same release: Emacs.app, a full port of GNU Emacs to NeXTstep also supporting NS features, runs on Intel, NeXT, and HP hardware. There are also two mailing lists for Emacs for NS, <emacs-for-ns-users@lists.princeton.edu> and <emacs-for-ns-announce@lists.princeton.edu>. The former is intended for general discussion and allows anybody to post. The latter restricts posting and should contain only a handful of announcements of new releases every year. Both of these lists are handled by the CREN Listproc which means that you can subscribe and unsubscribe automatically. For example, to subscribe to emacs-for-ns-users I'd send a message with the content `SUBSCRIBE emacs-for-ns-users Carl Edman' to <listproc@lists.princeton.edu>. For more details write to the same address with the content `HELP'. This is the second public release of Emacs for NeXTstep (**). ** So why in the world is it called version 4.1 ? To avoid confusion with the older Emacs.app interface (lately up to version 3.1) which is completely unrelated except for the fact that its author, Michael Brouwer, has been a major contributor to this project as well. And even he has replaced the old Emacs.app with Emacs for NeXTstep. Emacs for OS X and OS 9 name: Emacs last changed/verified: 2005-02-03 original distribution: ? version: ? base language: ? implementation language: ? extension language: ? scope of implementation: ? hardware/software requirements: Macintosh organization/author: Sebastien Kirche sebastien.kirche@free.fr free, from http://sebastien.kirche.free.fr/emacs_stuff/ http://sebastien.kirche.free.fr/emacs_stuff/en.html OS X and OS 9 ports. EmACT name: EmACT last changed/verified: 2007-01-03 original distribution: 1986 (bundled with Let'C compiler) version: 2.50.0 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: Minimal Lisp and/or OpenLisp (this one is not GPL) scope of implementation: command set, tailored for Lisp programs hardware/software requirements: Windows, Pocket PC, Unix organization/author: Christian Jullien - Eligis 4, villa des reinettes S-95390 Saint-Prix France jullien(at)eligis(.)com free (GPL) from http://www.eligis.com/emacs Note: this a 1986 fork (sic!) of Conroy's MicroEmacs. The name comes from a company the author worked for when starting this development. The motivation was to implement a Lisp-friendly editor on MS-DOS PC to write programs for Le-Lisp dialect. It is now the editor of choice for OpenLisp (see http://www.eligis.com). Epoch name: Epoch last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: 4.2 base language: C implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX, VMS, others organization/author: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana-Champaign IL USA epoch-request@cs.uiuc.edu uunet!uiucdcs!epoch-request epoch-request%cs.uiuc.edu@uiucvmd.bitnet free, anonymous FTP from cs.uiuc.edu in pub/epoch-files/epoch/* _Note:_ this is a modified GNU Emacs. Has been merged with Lucid emacs. ErgoEmacs name: ErgoEmacs last changed/verified: 2010-02-01 original distribution: ? version: 1.7.1 base language: Lisp implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: Lisp hardware/software requirements: Emacs 23 organization/author: Xah Lee and David Capello free, anonymous FTP from http://ergoemacs.org/ Ermacs name: Ermacs last changed/verified: 2003-09-25 original distribution: ? version: 0.9 base language: Erlang implementation language: Erlang extension language: Erlang scope of implementation: Erlang hardware/software requirements: Erlang, S-Lang organization/author: Luke Gorrie free, anonymous FTP from http://www.bluetail.com/~luke/ermacs/ ErsatzEMACS name: ErsatzEMACS last changed/verified: 2013-02-24 original distribution: ? version: 1.0 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: none scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: Unix, Linux organization/author: Chris Baird <c...@brushtail.apana.org.au> free, from github https://github.com/stangelandcl/ersatz-emacs.git Note: This derived from MicroEmacs 3.06. The title "Ersatz" comes from the category Richard Stallman uses in MIT AI Memo 519a to describe those editors that are a surface-deep imitation (key bindings) of "real" ITS Emacs. Evi name: evi last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: 1988-01-01 version: 0.1 base language: any vi editor itself implementation language: UNIX Bourne shell, vi key mappings and vi command files extension language: vi key mappings and vi command files scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: a vi editor that can map keys and read command files organization/author: Bo Thide', of the Swedish Inst. of Space Physics bt@irfu.uucp free, anonymous ftp from ftp://ftp.uu.net/pub/text-processing/vi/macros/evi.tar.Z _Note:_ This is a set of vi macros that does a fairly full Emacs implementation. FINE name: FINE (Fine Is Not Emacs) last changed/verified: 2002-07-22 original distribution: 1980? version: base language: BLISS-10 implementation language: BLISS-10 extension language: none scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: PDP-10 organization/author: Mike Kazar Carnegie Mellon University USA free from ftp://ftp.ultimate.com/pdp10/fine/ Folding Editor name: fe (folding editor) last changed/verified: 2004-12-14 original distribution: 1.0 version: 1.6 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: C scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: UNIX, SYSV curses origanization: Michael Haardt Guestener Strasse 8 52445 Titz Germany michael@moria.de http://www.moria.de/~michael/fe/ _Note:_ `fe' is a library of editor primitives, with the user interface built on top of that library. - fe is a successor to Origami. Freemacs name: Freemacs last changed/verified: 2007-08-23 original distribution: ? version: 1.6a base language: 8086 assembler implementation language: 8086 assembler extension language: MINT, a string-oriented interpreter inspired by TRAC P(MINT means "Mint Is Not TRAC") scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: IBM PC Organization/author: Russell Nelson 11 Grant Street Potsdam NY 13676 USA Internet: anonymous FTP from ftp.cygnus.com in /pub/embedded/free-dos/editors/ BBS: +1 315 268 6667 - 1200/2400 bps, 8N1, 24 hrs, pub/msdos/freemacs No registration required to download Freemacs. Bitnet and UUCP: Send mail to archive-server@sun.soe.clarkson.edu. You may use archive-server%sun.soe@omnigate if you are on Bitnet, or {smart-host}!sun.soe.clarkson.edu!archive-server if you are using UUCP. The mail message should consist of 'help'. If you do not get a reply within a day, then your return path is broken. You'll need to use the path command to give a mail address that our mailer can grok. Our mailer can send mail to any address with an '@' in it, with the exception of ".UUCP" pseudo-addresses. Mail: $15 check or $17 PO copying fee to the author. This will assure you of the latest version. Please specify floppy format: [5.25, 1.2 Meg], [5.25, 360K], [3.50, 720K] Freyja name: Freyja (Freyja Reduksjon Emacs, Ytre Jevn All: Freyja Reduces Emacs, Yet Joins All) last changed/verified: 2010-08-30 original distribution: 1991 version: 2.3 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: none scope of implementation: command hardware/software requirements: DOS, UNIX, HP95LX, HP100LX organization/author: Craig Finseth 1343 Lafond St. Paul MN 55104-2437 USA +1 651 644 4027 craig@finseth.com free from the author http://www.finseth.com/parts/freyja.php _Note:_ optimized for RAM-based computing (laptops and palmtops) Gnome name: Gnome (Generally NOt the Micro Emacs) last changed/verified: 2001-03-14 original distribution: ? version: ? base language: ? implementation language: ? extension language: ? scope of implementation: ? hardware/software requirements: VMS, Atari, MSDOS, Unix, CPM organization/author: http://www.mirror.ac.uk/collections/hensa-micros/local/msdos/text/gnome/gnome.arc%5Bpeek%5D http://www.su.shuttle.de/gnome24.tgz ? Note: This is another old spin off Micro Emacs 2.x, small and fast. Sources should be in the old atari-archives (if atari.archive.umich.edu exists, if not point ftpsearch to gnome.arc) supports VMS, Atari, MESSDOS, Unix 7, CP/M. GNU-Emacs, Macintosh port name: GNU-Emacs, Macintosh port last changed/verified: 1995-01-11 original distribution: 1993 version: 1.17 base language: C (CodeWarrior 6-7) implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: Macintosh, System 7 organization: ? free, anonymous FTP from: ftp://ftp.cs.cornell.edu/pub/parmet _Note:_ based on 18.59, FAT binary _Note:_ see also the "Macintosh" section of the GNU Emacs writeup Gnu TeXmacs name: Gnu TeXmacs last changed/verified: 2002-04-03 original distribution: ? version: 1.0.0.1 base language: C++ implementation language: C++ extension language: Scheme scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: Unix or Cygwin organization/author: Joris van der Hoeven, <mailto:vdhoeven@texmacs.org> free http://www.texmacs.org/ http://www.alqua.com/tmresources/ _Note_: TeXmacs is a wysiwyg typesetting system that interfaces with symbolic math packages. It borrows from emacs the use of configurable keybindings. Near fututre: More extension languages (Perl), better Web browsing capabilities, MathML support. Gulam name: Gulam last changed/verified: 2010-08-30 original distribution: ? version: ? base language: ? implementation language: ? extension language: ? scope of implementation: ? hardware/software requirements: Atari organization/author: ? Note: Another Micro Emacs 2 derivative extended by the possibility to act as a Unix-like shell on the Atari ST. Gulam is a command line interpreter. The Atari ST (an MC68000-based personal computer) version was released as a non-profit distribution to the public in 1987. It is now kept in all the anonymous FTP archives for that machine. It was in daily use by thousands. It integrated an Emacs-like editor, command line history, etc. into a very compact program. These features are now common-place in modern shells. http://193.166.3.2/pub/atari/sysutil/ Hemlock name: Hemlock last changed/verified: 2015-03-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: Lisp implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: CMU Common Lisp; MACH and/or SunOS organization/author: Scott Fahlman CMU Common Lisp project Carnegie-Mellon University USA Scott.Fahlman@CS.CMU.EDU free, anonymous FTP from http://www.debian.org/Packages/stable/devel/cmucl-hemlock.html http://www.debian.org/Packages/unstable/devel/cmucl-hemlock.html also not free as part of Lucid Common Lisp Clozure Common Lisp comes with a GUI-based Hemlock variant. It's written in Common Lisp. http://ccl.clozure.com/docs/ccl.html#hemlock-programming (Portable) Hemlock name: Portable Hemlock last changed/verified: 2011-08-17 original distribution: 2002-11 version: base language: Common Lisp implementation language: Common Lisp extension language: Common Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: Common Lisp, Unix X11, MacOSX organization/author: Gilbert Baumann unk6@stud.uni-karlsruhe.de free, anonymous CVS from http://common-lisp.net/project/phemlock/ also as part of Clozure Common Lisp Jade name: Jade (anagram of: A Jed) Last changed/verified: 2010-08-30 original distribution: 1993 version: 3.2 / 4.0 alpha base language: C implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX with X11 organization/author: John Harper john@dcs.warwick.ac.uk free, anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/people/John.Harper/jade/ http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/~john/jade/ above links gone; may exist at archive.org ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/editors/X/jade-3.2.tar.gz Jasspa name: Jasspa MicroEmacs, also NanoEmacs Last changed/verified: 2004-03-29 original distribution: ? version: 2004.03 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: custom scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX, Windows, DOS organization/author: see site free, anonymous FTP from http://www.jasspa.com JED name: JED last changed/verified: 1998-04-27 original distribution: ? version: 0.F98.1B base language: C implementation language: C extension language: S-Lang scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX, X11, VMS, DOS, OS/2, Windows, small systems organization/author: John E. Davis davis@space.mit.edu free, anonymous FTP from ftp://space.mit.edu/pub/davis/jed http://space.mit.edu/%7Edavis/jed.html From a user: ...and I think it is worth to mention that JED (which is the "GNUishest" of all the non-GNU implementations -- almost *every* keystroke is like within GNU/XEmacs) has the complete editing part of the AUCTEX-package built in, with BibTeX-mode, so if you have to edit La/BibTeX-source outside your home/business, JED might be your first choice. And, what's more than that: JED runs on the smallest PC systems used these days: in the library etc. I take my Toshiba T1000 (which was the first laptop and has a 4.77 MHz CPU in it: 512 KB RAM, *no* HD and a single FD) -- and works like a charm since it loads the necessary modules into memory only when needed (dired etc.). Unlike "freemacs" (which was my favourite editor before JED) it can manage files over 64 KBytes in size and it is further under development. Since it runs on Linux to (with a special XJed binary) I use it for quick tasks on my desktop, too. JEmacs (Kawa) name: Kawa (JEmacs) last changed/verified: 2010-08-25 original distribution: ? version: 1.6.66 base language: Java implementation language: Java, Scheme, Emacs Lisp extension language: Java, Scheme, Emacs Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: Unix, Windows, Macinotsh organization/author: Per Bothnet per@bothner.com http://www.bothner.com/~per free from http://jemacs.sourceforge.net/ http://www.gnu.org/software/kawa/ http://home.earthlink.net/~athene/2/scheme/mackawa.html (Macintosh version) JOE name: JOE (Joe's Own Editor) last changed/verified: 2000-11-03 original distribution: 1992? (that's in the copyright notice) version: 2.8 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: macros scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: UNIX, DOS organization/author: Joseph H Allen jhallen@world.std.com free, anonymous FTP from ftp.std.com in src/editors/joe2.8.tar.Z JOVE, Jonathan's Own Version of Emacs name: Jove (Jonathan's Own Version of Emacs) last changed/verified: 1996-04-23 original distribution: 1984... version: 4.16 (1996 Mar 19) base language: C implementation language: C extension language: none scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: UNIX, MSDOS, Win32, Macintosh organization/author: Hugh Redelmeier hugh@mimosa.com +1 416 482 8253 list is jovehacks@cs.toronto.edu free, anonymous FTP from ftp.cs.toronto.edu in pub/moraes/jove/ also in the Berkeley UNIX distribution note: see also Tovj KEmacs, Kanji Emacs name: KEmacs (Kanji Emacs) last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: C implementation language: C extension language: custom scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX, VMS, IBM PC, Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh, Wicat, Data General organization/author: SANETO (sanewo) Takanori Corporate Research Laboratories Atsugi SONY Japan _note:_ Japanese (Kanji) adaptation of MicroEMACS version 3.8i Free, anonymous FTP from ftp.hawaii.edu in pub/editors/=TAR.Z=FILES=/kemacs.tar.Z pub/editors/kemacs.tarZ ME2, Mutt Editor II name: ME2 (Mutt Editor II) last changed/verified: 2010-09-04 original distribution: 1986 version: 3.0 base language: C implementation language: Mutt extension language: Mutt ("A bizarre mix of Lisp and Algol-like languages, compiled external to the editor") scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX, IBMPC, Atari organization/author: Craig Durland 3419 SW Knollbrook Corvallis OR 97333 USA +1 503 750 3354 craig@cv.hp.com free, anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.eunet.bg/pub/simtelnet/msdos/editor/me_cd25.zip (MS-DOS version) http://www.umich.edu/~archive/atari/Editors/Mutt/ (AtariST version, with source) Meadow name: Meadow, Multilingual enhancement to gnu Emacs with ADvantages Over Windows last changed/verified: 2000-12-13 original distribution: ? version: ? base language: C? implementation language: Lisp? extension language: Lisp? scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: Organization/author: Hisashi Miyashita himi@bird.scphys.kyoto-u.ac.jp _Note:_ With the multilingual support now merged into NTEmacs in 20.4, it is no longer necessary to use a special version of Emacs for other languages, but MULE users may find upgrading to Meadow easier than to NTEmacs because of slight differences in the way they handle fonts. Meadow also has a couple of features that are still missing from NTEmacs, such as support for native IMEs and the special keys on Japanese keyboards. Free, anonymous FTP from ? MG, MicroGNU Emacs name: MG, (was: MicroGNU Emacs) last changed/verified: 2007-08-23 original distribution: 1986 version: 2a base language: C implementation language: C extension language: none scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: UNIX, VMS, AmigaDOS, Atari ST, OS/9-68K, Primos organization/author: Mike Meyer but contact: mg-support@ucbvax.berkeley.edu free, anonymous FTP from gatekeeper.pa.dec.com in rom/fred-fish/FF_DISKS/100-199/FF147.LZH possibly also at http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi?query=mg&apropos=0&sektion=0&manpath=OpenBSD+Current&arch=i386&format=html MicroEMACS name: MicroEMACS last changed/verified: 1998-05-26 original distribution: ? version: 4.0 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: custom scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX, VMS, IBM PC, OS/2 HP 110 and 150, Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh, Wicat, Data General AOS/VS, Apple IIgs kanji: Fujitsu FMR-70, NEC PC-9891 organization/author: Daniel M. Lawrence 617 New York St Lafayette IN 47901 USA +1 317 742 5153 dan@mdbs.uucp FIDO: The Programmer's Room 201/10 +1 317 742 5533 24 hours 300/1200/2400 baud free (non-commercial), anonymous FTP from aquest.com in pub/uemacs400/disk1 Source and development files pub/uemacs400/disk2 MSDOS/Windows/Windows 95/ Windows NT / OS/2 distribution disk http://members.xoom.com/uemacs/ ask author about commercial use and distribution via disk ($25) MicroEMACS #2 name: MicroEMACS last changed/verified: 2002-10-09 original distribution: 1986-12-01 version: 02-oct-87 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: custom scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX, VMS, IBM PC, OS/2 HP 110 and 150, Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh, Data General AOS/VS organization/author: Dave G. Conroy Christian M. Jullien free (non-commercial), anonymous FTP from src: http://www.roumazeilles.net/ZIP/EMAXORIG.ZIP (info: http://www.roumazeilles.net/news/nw/news0046.php) MicroEMACS #3 name: MicroEMACS last changed/verified: 2002-10-09 original distribution: 1987 (unsure) version: 3.12a (23-jun-93) base language: C implementation language: C extension language: custom scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX, VMS, IBM PC, OS/2 MS-Windows 3.11+, and a number of weird ones organization/author: Yves Roumazeilles 27-31 rue Robert de Flers, 75015 Paris (France) +33 1 45 75 92 75 Yves@Roumazeilles.net free (non-commercial), from: src: http://www.roumazeilles.net/ZIP/UEMACS312a.ZIP (info: http://www.roumazeilles.net/news/nw/news0046.php) notes: This one is a minor evolution from MicroEmacs v3.12 from Daniel M. Lawrence. It was a tentative change that did not bring any useful fruits. MicroEMACS #4 name: MicroEMACS last changed/verified: 2002-10-09 original distribution: 1987 (unsure) version: 3.12 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: custom scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX, VMS, IBM PC, OS/2 MS-Windows 3.11+, and a number of weird ones organization/author: Daniel M. Lawrence free (non-commercial), from: src: http://http://www.roumazeilles.net/ZIP/Uemacs312.zip (info: http://www.roumazeilles.net/news/nw/news0046.php) notes: This one is almost certainly an old version of a MicroEMACS shown elsewhere in the FAQ. MULE, Multi-Lingual Enhancment to Emacs name: MULE (Multi-Lingual Enhancment to Emacs) last changed/verified: 1995-07-14 original distribution: ? version: 2.2.2 base language: C implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX, VMS, IBM PC, NT Maintainer: nemacs@etl.go.jp Organization/author: Ken'ichi Handa Electrotechnical Lab. Machine Inference Section ElectroTechnical Laboratory Umezono 1-1-4 Tsukuba City Japan 305 +81 298 58 5916 fax +81 298 58 5918 handa@etl.go.jp handa%etl.go.jp@relay.cs.net _Note:_ supports many scripts including most European languages, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese in the same buffer. Much of this may be incorporated into GNU Emacs 19. Also ported to MS/DOS by the Demacs developer. Free, anonymous FTP from for Japanese sites: etlport.etl.go.jp [192.31.197.99]:/pub/mule Manager: Ken'ichi HANDA <handa@etl.go.jp> for sites not in Japan: sh.wide.ad.jp [133.4.11.11]:/JAPAN/mule Manager: Akira KATO <kato@wide.ad.jp> The following sites are mirroring mule and will get ready with in a few days [of 1 March 1995]. for Japanese sites: ftp.mei.co.jp [202.13.88.131]: /archive/free/gnu/emacs/Mule Manager: Motohide Murakami <murakami@msr.mei.co.jp> ftp.iij.ad.jp [192.244.176.50]:/pub/misc/mule Manager: Takamichi MIYOSHI <miyoshi@iij.ad.jp> for US sites: ftp.cs.buffalo.edu [128.205.32.9]:/pub/mule Manager: Rafhael Cedeno <cedeno@cs.Buffalo.EDU> for other foreign sites: ftp.funet.fi [128.214.6.100]:/index/mule Manager: Hannu Aronsson <haa@cs.hut.fi> cs.huji.ac.il [132.65.16.10]:/pub/gnu/mule Manager: The System Group <system@cs.huji.ac.il> based on Emacs 19.28 Nemacs, Nihongo Emacs name: Nemacs (Nihongo Emacs) last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: 3.3.2 base language: C implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX, VMS maintainer: nemacs@etl.go.jp organization/author: Ken'ichi Handa Electrotechnical Lab. Machine Inference Section ElectroTechnical Laboratory Umezono 1-1-4 Tsukuba City Japan 305 +81 298 58 5916 fax +81 298 58 5918 handa@etl.go.jp handa%etl.go.jp@relay.cs.net note: Japanese (Nihongo) adaptation of GNU-Emacs free, anonymous FTP from ftp.hawaii.edu in pub/editors/nemacs-3.3.2.tar.Z NILE name: NILE last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: ? base language: ? implementation language: ? extension language: ? scope of implementation: ? hardware/software requirements: ? maintainer: whoever is maintaining NIL organization/author: Richard Soley free, anonymous FTP from ? NotGNU name: NotGNU last changed/verified: 2010-09-04 original distribution: January 1993 version: 1.95 May 1999 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: none scope of implementation: command set requirements: DOS, Windows 3/95/98/NT, X11/OSF organization/author: Julie Melbin P.O. Box 1007 Groton MA 01450 USA julie@world.std.com free, anonymous ftp from http://www.notguu.org NTEmacs name: NTEmacs last changed/verified: 2000-02-18 original distribution: 1993? version: ? base language: C implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: IBM PC, DEC Alpha, or MIPS running Windows NT organization/author: Geoff Voelker voelker@cs.washington.edu free, anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/windows/emacs http://www.fsf.org/software/emacs/windows/ (FAQ) ftp.cs.washington.edu in /pub/ntemacs http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/voelker/ntemacs.html _Note:_ NTEmacs is currently based on GNU Emacs version 19.17 As of 10/8/94, a beta test version of Emacs 19.27 ported to Windows NT is available from june.cs.washington.edu:/pub/voelker/trial. The port will be merged into a forthcoming release of GNU Emacs. Latest versions are 19.34, 20.3 and 20.4 which may be for Win 95 and Win NT only. Ntemacs.exe name: ntemacs.exe last changed/verified: 1995-02-16 original distribution: 1995? version: ? base language: C implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: Windows NT organization/author: Conguent Corporation +1 212 431 5100 free, anonymous FTP from microlib.cc.utexas.edu:/microlib/nt/gnu/gnubin.tar.Z. note: Conguent sells support Nitemacs name: Nitemacs last changed/verified: 1999-04-26 original distribution: 1994 version: 5.9.1 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: N/A scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: Macintosh organization/author: Shigeru Chiba, University of Tsukuba, Japan free, anonymous FTP from http://www.softlab.is.tsukuba.ac.jp/~chiba/nitemacs.html "An Emacs-like lightweight editor" NTNOT name: NTNOT last changed/verified: 2002-03-19 original distribution: ? version: ? base language: ? implementation language: ? extension language: ? scope of implementation: ? hardware/software requirements: ? organization/author: ? _Notes:_ This may be NotGNU as the NotGNU executable is "NTNOT.EXE". OEmacs name: OEmacs last changed/verified: 1999-08-19 original distribution: ? version: 4.1 base language: C implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: IBM PC or DESQview/X organization/author: Darryl Okahata Internet: darrylo@sr.hp.com free, anonymous FTP from on Garbo-PC mirror sites ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/editor note: based upon GNU Emacs V19.19, successor to DEmacs PE, PalEdit name: PE (PalEdit) last changed/verified: 2010-08-25 original distribution: ? version: 2.3 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: N/A scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: palmtop environment, HP100LX/200LX organization/author: Andreas Garzotto garzotto@swssai.uu.ch free, download http://www.dasoft.com/PE/latest.htm Perfect Emacs name: pe, pEmacs, Perfect Emacs last changed/verified: 2013-02-24 original distribution: 2013-02-18 version: 1.03 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: none scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: Unix, Linux organization/author: Hugh Barney <h...@gmail.com> free, from github https://https://github.com/hughbarney/pEmacs.git Note: Derived from ErsatzEMACS 1.0. The main enhancements being incremental search, filename completion and further reduction in footprint. The name Perfect EMACS comes from an attempt to find the point where nothing further can be taken away whilst retaining a useful Emacs-like editor. QEmacs name: QEmacs last changed/verified: 2010-08-25 original distribution: ? version: 0.3.1 base language: ? implementation language: ? extension language: ? scope of implementation: N/A hardware/software requirements: ? organization/author: Fabrice Bellard free http://bellard.org/qemacs/ note: Full screen editor with an Emacs compatible key subset (including undo and incremental search) and emacs look and feel. SXEmacs name: SXEmacs last changed/verified: 2010-08-25 original distribution: 2004-12-31 version: 22.1.3 base language: C implementation language: Lisp (built on Xemacs) extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: ? organization/author: Steve Young free http://www.sxemacs.org Tint name: Tint last changed/verified: 2002-10-02 original distribution: 1998 version: 0.14 base language: C++ implementation language: C++/Tint extension language: tint scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: Darwin, Windows organization/author: Michael K Montague, <mailto:mikemon@exmsft.com> free http://tintware.sourceforge.net/ TkEmacs name: TkEmacs last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: 1.1 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: N/A scope of implementation: N/A hardware/software requirements: X11 organization/author: Sven Delmas TU Berlin Germany garfield@cs.tu-berlin.de Juergen Nickelsen TU Berlin Germany nickel@cs.tu-berlin.de free, anonymous FTP from: barkley.berkeley.edu in /pub/tkemacs/ coma.cs.tu-berlin.de in /pub/tkemacs/ _Note:_ TkEmacs is a text widget for Tcl/Tk using GNU Emacs 18.58. The package contains XfEmacs, an application of the TkEmacs widget, providing scrollbars, configurable drop-down menus, etc. TM name: TM (a/k/a/ Tinymacs) last changed/verified: 2010-09-04 original distribution: ? version: ? base language: assembler implementation language: N/A extension language: N/A scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: ? organization/author: Brian H. Kelley Sven Delmas TU Berlin Germany garfield@cs.tu-berlin.de Juergen Nickelsen TU Berlin Germany nickel@cs.tu-berlin.de free, anonymous FTP from: http://www.bhk.com/tm/index.html (homepage, apparently off line) http://sites.google.com/site/texteditors/Home/files/tmsource.zip (source) http://sites.google.com/site/texteditors/Home/files/tm14.zip (binaries) Tovj, Tom's own version of Jove name: Tovj (Tom's own version of Jove), may be renatmed to Jat last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: 4.6.14.32 patch-level 11 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: none scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: UNIX, IBM PC, Macintosh organization/author: Tom Hageman tom@icce.rug.nl Karel Kubat karel@icce.rug.nl free, anonymous FTP from ftp.icce.rug.nl in pub/tom/jove/jove-4.6.14.32#11.tar.gz also other directories i the file Treemacs name: treemacs last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: C implementation language: C extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX, VMS, others organization/author: Vipin Swarup Dept. of Computer Science University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA swarup@a.cs.uiuc.edu USENET ...!{cmcl2,seismo,uunet}!uiucdcs!swarup free, anonymous FTP from cs.uiuc.edu in pub/treemacs/* _Notes:_ this is a modified GNU Emacs 18.51. It is GNU Emacs extended to allow the direct editing of tree structures. Xedit name: xedit, xedplus last changed/verified: 2001-03-14 original distribution: ? version: ? base language: ? implementation language: ? extension language: ? scope of implementation: ? hardware/software requirements: ? organization/author: http://siag.nu Note: Most anything using Athena widgets counts. This version is part of the Siag office package. XEmacs, Emacs the next generation name: XEmacs (nee Lucid GNU Emacs (lemacs)) last changed/verified: 2004-06-15 original distribution: April 1992 version: 21.4.15 base language: C implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX, Windows maintained by the Xemacs Development Team, xemacs-beta@xemacs.org free, anonymous FTP from: ftp://ftp.xemacs.org/pub/xemacs mailing lists: http://www.xemacs.org/Lists/ FAQ: http://www.xemacs.org/faq/xemacs-faq.html Releases: http://www.dk.xemacs.org/Releases/index.html#Stable Xyzzy name: Xyzzy last changed/verified: 2002-11-17 original distribution: ? version: ? base language: ? implementation language: ? extension language: ? scope of implementation: ? hardware/software requirements: ? free from: http://www.jsdlab.co.jp/~kamei/ FAQ: http://www.netlaputa.ne.jp/~henmi/lisp/xyzzy/#cust01 http://dns.carabiner-systems.com/xyzzy/ YR-Emacs name: YR-Emacs last changed/verified: 2002-10-09 original distribution: 1987 version: 1.30a base language: C implementation language: C extension language: none scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: UNIX, VMS, IBM PC, OS/2, MS-Windows 3.11+, and a number of weird ones organization/author: Yves Roumazeilles 27-31 rue Robert de Flers, 75015 Paris (France) +33 1 45 75 92 75 Yves@Roumazeilles.net free, from: src: http://www.roumazeilles.net/ZIP/EMAX130A.ZIP (info: http://www.roumazeilles.net/news/nw/news0046.php) Zile, Zile is lossy Emacs name: Zile (Zile is lossy Emacs) last changed/verified: 2001-08-20 original distribution: 1997-06-08 version: 1.6 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: none scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: UNIX, ncurses organization/author: Sandro Sigala Viale De Gasperi, 8 25041 Boario Terme (Brescia) Italy sandro@sigala.it free, anonymous FTP from http://zile.sourceforge.net/ http://www.sigala.it/sandro/ ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/editors/emacs/clones Implementations Sold by Vendors ADEPT name: ADEPT last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: implementation language: extension language: yes, but not available to users scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: Wang VS organization/author: Wang Jimmy Huangs & George Soules not free, contact vendor for price information Alpha name: Alpha last changed/verified: 2000-01-25 original distribution: ? version: 7.2.2 base language: ? implementation language: ? extension language: TCL scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: Macintosh organization/author: Pete Keheler Rice University shareware ($30), anonymous FTP from http://alpha.olm.net/ ftp://ftp.ucsd.edu/pub/alpha/ Amacs name: amacs last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: 3.0 Release 2.8 base language: 6502 assembler implementation language: 6502 assembler extension language: macros / loadable libraries (assembled) scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: Apple // with ProDOS organization/author: Creative Thinking, Included Brian Fox bfox@ai.mit.edu not free, contact vendor for price information Brief name: Brief last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: 3.1 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: Lisp or C (choice) scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: IBM PC organization/author: Solution Systems Suite 410 541 Main St South Weymouth MA 02190 USA +1 800 821 2492 +1 617 337 6963 fax +1 617 337 7719 not free, contact vendor for price information acquired by Borland CCA Emacs name: CCA Emacs last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: C implementation language: C extension language: ELisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX, VMS organization/author: Uniworks Inc. P.O. Box K Suite 323 Maynard MA 01754 USA +1 508 897 6650 emacs!mau not free, contact vendor for price information dde name: dde last changed/verified: 2010-02-02 original distribution: 1985 version: 1.6 base language: C implementation language: C/C++ extension language: macros scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: x86 Linux or Windows organization/author: DALSoft http://www.products.dalsoft.com/dde.html not free, contact vendor for price information E3 name: E3 last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: internal? base language: ? implementation language: ? extension language: REXX scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: ? organization/author: IBM Corp. ? not free, contact vendor for price information EMACS-TC name: EMACS-TC last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: C implementation language: C extension language: Lisp-like scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX organization/author: AT&T Toolchest +1 201 522 6900, then login "guest" USA Warren A. Montgomery +1 708 713 5090 att!iexist!warren not free, contact vendor for price information Epsilon name: Epsilon last changed/verified: 2006-10-27 original distribution: 1984-08-01 version: 10.0 base language: C implementation language: EEL extension language: EEL, a dialect of C scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: IBM PC (Unix, Windows NT, Windows, DOS, OS/2) organization/author: Lugaru Software Ltd. 1645 Shady Ave Pittsburgh PA 15217 USA +1 412 421 5911 fax +1 412 421 6371 http://www.lugaru.com not free, contact vendor for price information EVE, Extensible VAX Editor name: EVE (Extensible VAX Editor) base language: TPU implementation language: TPU extension language: TPU (Text Processing Utility) scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: VMS organization/author: Digital Equipment Corp. ? USA +1 ? ? _Notes:_ (Courtesy of Juergen Nickelsen) It is not Emacs-like, but is fully extensible. Source (TPU) is included. TPU is a programming language for text processing, etc. that is also bundled with VMS. EVE is the next best thing to GNU-Emacs on a VAX. FrameMaker name: FrameMaker last changed/verified: 1996-04-23 original distribution: ? version: 3.0 base language: ? implementation language: ? extension language: custom scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX, Macintosh organization/author: Frame Technology Corp. 1010 Rincon Circle San Jose CA 95131 USA +1 408 433 1928 Frame Technology International Ltd. Unit 52 Airways Industrial Estate Cloghran Dublin 17 Ireland +353 1 42 95 66 now part of Adobe not free, contact vendor for price information Fred, Fred Resembles Emacs Deliberately name: Fred (Fred Resembles Emacs Deliberately) last changed/verified: 1998-02-17 original distribution: ? version: MCL 4.2, MCL 3.3 base language: Macintosh Common Lisp implementation language: Macintosh Common Lisp extension language: Macintosh Common Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: Macintosh organization/author: Digitool http://www.digitool.com/ not free: available with Macintosh Common Lisp Infinitor name: Infinitor last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: C? implementation language: C? extension language: TPL scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: IBM PC organization/author: Agranat Systems P.O. Box 191 Weston MA 02193 USA +1 617 893 7868 not free, contact vendor for price information InfoDock name: InfoDock (built atop XEmacs) last changed/verified: 2004-06-15 original distribution: 1994 version: 4.0 base language: C implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX with Win32 port planned organization/author: Bob Weiner Altrasoft info@altrasoft.com later maintained and supported by beopen.com (now defunct) _Notes:_ InfoDock is an integrated productivity toolset, mainly aimed at technical people. It is built atop the XEmacs variant of GNU Emacs and so has all of the power of Emacs, but with a much easier to use and more comprehensive menu and toolbar-based user interface. We find that most objections people raise to using Emacs have already been addressed in InfoDock. See http://infodock.sourceforge.net for more information. Interleaf name: Interleaf last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: 5 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX, VMS, IBM PC, Macintosh organization/author: Interleaf, Inc Prospect Place 9 Hillside Ave Waltham MA 02154 USA +1 617 290 0710 not free, contact vendor for price information LispWorks name: LispWorks last changed/verified: 2015-03-20 original distribution: ? version: ? base language: ? implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: ? organization/author: LispWorks http://www.lispworks.com/lw-history.html 'the editor began life as a branch of Hemlock' http://www.lispworks.com/documentation/lw61/EDUG-M/html/eduser-m.htm not free, contact vendor for price information M name: M last changed/verified: 2007-08-23 original distribution: 1993 version: 1.21 base language: C++ implementation language: C++ extension language: none scope of implementation: command hardware/software requirements: DOS, Windows, NT organization/author: Greg Gadbois Greg@dragonsys.com not free, contact vendor for price information A shareware version is available from the author A premium version is available from the author Mince name: Mince (Mince Is Not Complete Emacs) / PerfectWriter / The FinalWord / FinalWordII last changed/verified: 1998-07-07 original distribution: 1980 version: base language: C implementation language: C extension language: none / key rebinding only / key rebinding only/ custom scope of implementation: command / command / command / extensible hardware/software requirements: IBM PC, CP/M organization/author: Mark of the Unicorn, Inc. sold to Borland International not free, contact vendor (Borland) for price information Multics Emacs name: Multics Emacs last changed/verified: 2015-03-29 original distribution: 1978 version: base language: Lisp implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: Honeywell Multics organization: Bernard Greenberg Honeywell Bull not free, contact vendor for price information _Note_ from Carl Hoffman: Probably Multics Emacs' greatest claims to fame are (1) having been the first to popularize the notion of using a Lisp-like extension language which non-expert programmers could use and understand, and (2) originating certain constructs (e.g. "save-excursion", etc.) which today survive in GNU Emacs. _Note_ from Bernard Greenberg: Multics Emacs was implemented in Multics MacLisp, also known as Version 2 Lisp. Multics Emacs was the first and only Multics Software Product in Lisp -- PL/I was the official system language. The notion of using Lisp for a mainframe product whose native language was not Lisp was radical at the time. I chose Lisp because of the possibility of implementing many small, cheap, modular, easily-replaceable functions (not a possibility in PL/I), having found this to be a major feature of an earlier private tool I implemented in Multics MacLisp. The notion of using Lisp on the Lisp machine (for Eine, and later Zwei) was a requirement, not an innovation. It did not speak to the issues of the suitability of Lisp for such a task, nor to that of what would be the best language for such a task. The idea of -choosing- Lisp for a mainframe editor implementation was innovated here. The idea of augmenting Multics TECO, and that of writing a TECO-like editor gut in flat-out PL/I were rejected by me in favor of a Lisp program that implemented editor functionality. Inspired by the TECO in which EMACS (on ITS, then the only program using that name) was implemented, I designed a TECO-like control and "point" manipulation model in a Lisp framework, which I thought was natural and obvious, not at all similar to the buffer-pointer passing model of the Lisp Machine editors. The natural combination of Lisp macrology and scoping with this type of model proved to be flexible, powerful, and appealing: this model caught on, and is now the basis of everything in the world; the Lisp machine's did not. The intellectual lineage of GNU Emacs, in these regards, comes directly from James Gosling's Emacs, which came directly from (and was credited to) Multics Emacs. I rank the significant innovations of Multics Emacs as: (1) Explicitly-designed extension languages, which could be understood and used by non-experts. (2) Lisp as an editor implementation language. (3) Lisp and Lisp-macros as an extension language. (4) A control regime and macrology, including many names (e.g., "save-excursion"), that have become today become semi-standard through GNU Emacs and other systems. Major extensions that became part of the product should also be credited to Richard Lamson, Gary Palter, and William York, who became my guerilla band, back then. Multics Emacs: The History, Design and Implementation http://www.multicians.org/mepap.html Multics Emacs Users' Guide http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/pdf/honeywell/multics/CH27-00F_emacs_Nov86.pdf http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/pdf/honeywell/multics/CJ27-00_Emacs_Users%27_Guide_Dec79.pdf Multics Emacs Extensions Writer’s Guide http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/pdf/honeywell/multics/CJ52-01_emacsExtns_Jul82.pdf http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/pdf/honeywell/multics/CJ52-00_Emacs_Extension_Writers'_Guide_Jan80.pdf Source http://web.mit.edu/afs/net/dev/reference/multics/ldd/unb/source/ PMATE, ZMATE name: PMATE, ZMATE last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: PMATE (DOS) 4.0, PMATE (CP/M) 3.21, ZMATE (CP/M, Z-System) 1.0 base language: assembly language (not needed to use editors) implementation language: assembly language (not needed to use editors) extension language: MATE macro language (TECO-like) scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: IBM PC, CP/M, Z-System organization/author: original by Michael Aronson (MATE = Michael Aronson's Text Editor) ZMATE version by Bridger Mitchell and Jay Sage ZMATE available from: Sage Microsystems East 1435 Centre Strt Newton MA 02159-2469 USA +1 617 965 3552 (Availability of PMATE for the PC is not certain at this time. Sage Microsystems may be able to offer it.) not free, contact vendor for price information Preditor name: Preditor (was: Compuware Professional Editor, PVCS Professional Editor and Sage Professional Editor ) last changed/verified: 1997-08-22 original distribution: 1990 version: 3.01 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: PEL (custom based on AWK, C-like) scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: W95, NT, OS/2 organization/author: Compuware Corporation 31440 Northwestern Highway Farmington Hills, MI 48334-2564 USA +1 810 737 7300 800 538 7822 fax +1 810 737 7564 preditor@compuware.com not free, contact vendor for price information old character mode version 1.101 for DOS and OS/2 may still be available, but is not maintained Preditor2 name: Preditor/2 (derived from Sage Professional Editor) original distribution: 1994 version: 2.1 base language: C++,C implementation language: C++,C extension language: PEL (custom based on AWK, C-like) scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: IBM PC, OS/2 organization/author: Compuware Corporation 31440 Northwestern Highway Farmington Hills, MI 48334-2564 USA +1 810 737 7300 800 538 7822 fax +1 810 737 7564 preditor@compuware.com not free, contact vendor for price information free DEMO version (nagware that times out in 14 days), anonymous FTP from: hobbes.nmsu.edu /os2/demos/p2demo21.zip SlickEdit name: Slick, SlickEdit last changed/verified: 1997-12-16 original distribution: ? version: 2.4 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: Slick-C scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: IBM PC, UNIX organization/author: MicroEdge Inc. PO Box 988 Apex, NC 27502-0988 USA http://www.slickedit.com email: sales@slickedit.com +1 800 934 3348 +1 919 303 7400 fax +1 919 303 8400 not free, contact vendor for price information (this is a text-mode interface) Visual SlickEdit name: Visual SlickEdit last changed/verified: 1997-12-16 original distribution: ? version: 3.0 interface: graphical MDI base language: C/C++ implementation language: C/C++ extension language: Slick-C scope of implementation: extensible requirements: Windows, NT, OS/2, or UNIX organization/author: MicroEdge, Inc PO Box 988 Apex, NC 27502-0988 USA http://www.slickedit.com email: sales@slickedit.com +1 800 934 3348 +1 919 303 7400 fax +1 919 303 8400 not free, contact vendor for price information (this is a GUI interface) SPE Editor name: SPE Editor last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: Lisp implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX organization/author: Sun Microsystems, Inc. 2550 Garcia Ave Mountain View CA 94043 USA +1 415 960 1300 TLX 37 29639 not free, contact vendor for price information Sprint name: Sprint (in some countries 'Esprit') last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: 1985? version: base language: C implementation language: C extension language: custom scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: IBM PC organization/author: Borland International 1800 Green Hills Rd Scotts Valley CA 95067 USA not free, contact vendor for price information Sys-IX Editor name: Sys-IX Editor last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: C? implementation language: C? extension language: macro scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: UNIX, IBM PC organization/author: System-IX (Networks) Ltd. 55 Bedford Court Mansions Bedford Avenue London WC1B 3AD UK +44 71 636 8210 fax +44 71 255 1038 G.W. Computers Inc. 4 Eagle Square East Boston MA 02128 USA +1 617 569 5990 fax +1 617 567 2981 _Note:_ may not be Emacs not free, contact vendor for price information Unipress Emacs name: Unipress Emacs last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: C implementation language: MLisp extension language: MLisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX, VMS, IBM PC organization/author: Unipress Software Inc 2025 Lincoln Hwy Edison NJ 08817 USA +1 201 287 2100 fax +1 201 287 4929 telex 709418 _Note:_ was Gosling's Emacs not free, contact vendor for price information VOS Emacs name: VOS Emacs last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: 10 base language: PL/I implementation language: PL/I extension language: none scope of implementation: modified command set hardware requirements: Stratus XA, IBM System/88 or Olivetti CPS-32 computer software requirements: VOS operating system organization/author: Stratus Computer Inc. 55 Fairbanks Blvd Marlboro MA 01752 USA +1 508 460 2000 telex (294112) ANSBK STRA UR not free, contact vendor for price information Win-Emacs name: Win-Emacs last changed/verified: 1996-08-14 original distribution: April 1993 version: 1.35 (released October 1994), 1.5 expected 1/96 base language: C implementation language: Lisp extension language: elisp (GNU Emacs Lisp) scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: IBM PC, Windows 3.1, 95, or NT organization: Pearl Software 2000 Powell St. Suite 1200 Emeryville CA 94608 USA +1 510 652 4361 fax +1 510 652 4362 tech@pearlsoft.com info@pearlsoft.com auto-replies with further information. FTP a free fully-functional nagware version from: ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/pe/pearl/wemdemo* _Note:_ Win-Emacs is derived from XEmacs 19.6 (nee Lucid Emacs). Win-Emacs is a native MS-Window app which supports multiple windows, fonts, code highlighting, arbitrary keymapping, DDE, winsock, long filenames, drag-and-drop, etc. Version. 1.5 is a Win32s app with most Unix features (e.g. asynch. subprocesses). The free version of Win-Emacs is based on a nagware X emulator: a nag screen pops up every half-hour; otherwise it is precisely identical to the supported commercial version of Win-Emacs. Debatable whether this should be moved into the "versions that cost" category. Ben Wing, the main author of Win-Emacs, is now the most productive active developer of XEmacs. Most features of Win-Emacs have been added to XEmacs. ZMACS name: ZMACS last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: Lisp implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: Symbolics organization/author: Symbolics, Inc. 8 New England Executive Park Burlington MA 01803 USA +1 617 221 1000 +1 800 533 7629 not free, contact vendor for price information (Now somewhere in Concord.) ZMACS TI name: ZMACS (TI Explorer Emacs) last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: Lisp implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: Explorer organization/author: Texas Instruments 12501 Research Blvd Austin TX 78759 USA +1 512 250 7111 +1 800 232 3200 fax +1 512 250 6522 not free, contact vendor for price information Implementations That Are No Longer Available EINE name: EINE (EINE is not Emacs (the first known recursive acronym)), ZWEI (Zwei Was Eine, Initially (the author knew German)), last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: Lisp implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: Lisp Machine organization/author: MIT USA no longer available ZWEI eveolved into Zmacs and all of the Symbolics, Texas Instruments, Lisp Machines, and related variants. Emacs20 name: Emacs (aka Prime Emacs) last changed/verified: 2006-10-27 original distribution: ? version: 20 base language: SPL, a variant of PL/1 implementation language: SPL, a variant of PL/1 extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: Prime organization/author: Prime Computer, Inc. 24 Prime Park Way Natick MA 07160 USA +1 508 651 3342 telex 174519 telex +1 508 651 2769 not free, contact vendor for price information Note: Written by Bob Frankston and Seth Steinberg. Leif name: Leif last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: C implementation language: Lisp extension language: Lisp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: UNIX, VMS organization/author: The Saga Group Department of Computer Science University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign 1304 W. Springfield Urbana IL 61801 USA leif@a.cs.uiuc.edu {pur-ee|ihnp4}!uiucdcs!leif _Note:_ Leif is really just GNU Emacs with a small modification, an elisp extension, and an external parser. NMODE name: NMODE ("New MODE"?), predecessor may be EMODE last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: PSL, Common LIsp implementation language: PSL, Common LIsp extension language: PSL, Common LIsp scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: HP series 9000 organization/author: Hewlett-Packard old symbolic languages group? no longer available TORE name: TORES (Text ORiented Editing System) last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: C implementation language: C extension language: none scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: UNIX organization/author: Jeffrey Schiller MIT USA no longer available PD name: PD Forthmacs System Editor last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: Forth? implementation language: Forth? extension language: none scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: Atari? organization/author: Bradley Software no longer available Scame name: Scame last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: C implementation language: C extension language: none scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: UNIX, VMS, IBM PC organization/author: Multihouse Automatisering bv c/o Johan Vromans Doesburgweg 7 2803 PL Gouda the Netherlands +31 1820 62911 fax +31 1820 62500 jv@mh.nl _Note:_ loosely based on an editor called Scame by Leif Samuelsson free, ask the author for information on how to get a copy no longer available TV name: tv (aka otv, SINE (SINE is not EINE (the first known doubly-recursive acronym))) last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: 1977 version: base language: PL/1 implementation language: SINE (Lisp-like) extension language: SINE (Lisp-like) scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: MagicSix on Perkin-Elmer 3200 series organization/author: Owen "Ted" Anderson MIT Architecture Machine Group USA no longer available UE name: ue last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: ? implementation language: ? extension language: none scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: Atari ST organization/author: pm@cwru.edu no longer available Part of Gulam a public-domain shell. VINE name: VINE (Vine Is Not Emacs) last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: 1977 version: base language: Fortran (!) implementation language: Fortran extension language: none scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: VMS organization/author: Craig Finseth Texas Instruments Dallas TX USA no longer available Z80EMACS name: Z80EMACS last changed/verified: 2007-08-23 original distribution: 1992? version: 0.1 base language: C implementation language: C extension language: custom scope of implementation: extensible hardware/software requirements: CP/M organization/author: Ralph Betza (FM), gnohmon@scscomm.com uunet!ssiny!gnohmon free, anonymous FTP from: rtfm.mit.edu in pub/z80/emacs/* Z80EMACS is a port of microemacs 3.6 to the CP/M operating system. Microemacs keeps all data in memory, and CP/M must live in a 64KB address space. By clever use of overlays and byte-squeezing and tuning, Z80EMACS is able to edit files of size 30KB! microemacs 3.6 had no facility for remapping the keyboard bindings. Z80EMACS does it with an offline utility. Z80EMACS uses overlays extensively, but the most frequently used commands are all either in the root segment or in one particular overlay. Since this overlay is usually already in memory, performance is quite good, even when running from floppies. Z80EMACS has the ability to edit multiple files, display multiple windows, and do keyboard macros, among other things. This makes it the spiffiest CP/M editor you could ever hope to see. Z80EMACS comes with source and binaries; it was compiled with AZTEC C, which few CP/Mmers have, so the binaries are more likely to be useful than the source. Unknown 1 name: none last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: base language: C implementation language: C extension language: none scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: HLH Orions organization/author: Steven Zimmerman no longer available Dated 1983. Described as a "distant descendant of the one written by Warren Montgomery at Bell Labs. Might be an early, non-commercial version of CCA Emacs. Unknown 2 name: none last changed/verified: 1994-12-20 original distribution: ? version: 1.1, 2.1 (?) base language: C and 8088 assembler implementation language: C and 8088 assembler extension language: none scope of implementation: command set hardware/software requirements: IBM PC, HP-150, TIPC organization/author: Don P. Bennett, Jr. Hewlett Packard (when he wrote it) no longer available This editor identifies itself as "Emacs", and has HP-style soft labels for the first eight function keys hard-bound to "file commands," "window commands," "buffer commands," etc. Versions 1.1 and 2.1 are known to exist. Other versions may also have escaped. 1.1 was written in Microsoft C and 8088 assembler 1.0 (or was that 2.0?) in about 1985. 2.1 was written using Microsoft C 3.0 in about 1986. All versions work quite usably, despite fatal bugs in some commands. (Memory limits and large files can cause death, "ESC-digit" causes immediate death.) ("If it dies when you do that, stop doing it!") End