July 18, 2001

Zile 1.5.3 now available

Author: JT Smith

Zile is another Emacs-clone. Zile is a customizable, self-documenting
real-time, open-source display editor. Zile was written to be as
as possible to Emacs; every Emacs user should feel at home with Zile.
Zile features:

 - Small but fast and powerful.  It is very useful for small footprint
   installations (like on floppy disk) or quick editing sessions.

 - 8-bit clean.  Zile can operate with binary files.

 - Looks like Emacs.  Most Zile key sequences and function names
   are identical to Emacs ones.

 - Multi buffer editing w/multi level undo.  Zile can open an
   infinite number of files and can record an infinite sequence of
   undo operations.

 - Multi window.  Zile can display multiple windows on the screen.

 - Killing, yanking and registers.  The typical killing, yanking and
   register features of Emacs are available under Zile.

 - Minibuffer completion.  Zile can complete the user written text.
   This is very useful for `M-x' commands and for selecting files.

 - Colors.  Zile makes use of the color capatibilities of the
   terminal if available.

 - Source highlighting ("C", "C++", and shell scripts).  Zile can
   highlight "C", "C++" source files and shell scripts for better 

 - Auto fill (word wrap).  Zile automatically breaks the lines when
   they become too wide (if the Auto Fill Mode is enabled).


Zile is now hosted on SourceForge at the address:

Latest version can be also found at my homepage:



Changes between Zile 1.5.2 - Zile 1.5.3

* Fixed wrong behavior in novice mode (Font Lock automatically set).
* Fixed a few core dumps.



Title:          zile - Zile Is Lossy Emacs
Version:        1.5.3
Entered-date:   15JUL01
Description:    Emacs-clone editor
Keywords:       zile emacs clone text editor
Author:         sandro@sigala.it (Sandro Sigala)
Maintained-by:  sandro@sigala.it (Sandro Sigala)
Primary-site:   http://zile.sourceforge.net
                220k zile-1.5.3.tar.gz
Alternate-size: sunsite.unc.edu /pub/Linux/apps/editors/emacs/clones
                220k zile-1.5.3.tar.gz
Platforms:      ANSI C compiler, ncurses
Copying-policy: BSD


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