Stevie (text editor)

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STEVIE
Original author(s)Tim Thompson
Initial releaseJune 28, 1987; 31 years ago (1987-06-28)
Last release
3.7a[1]
Written inC
Operating systemAtari ST, Unix-like, OS/2, Amiga
LicensePublic domain
Websitenosuch.com/tjt/stevie/

STEVIE, ST Editor for VI Enthusiasts, [2] was a clone of Bill Joy's vi editor created by Tim Thompson for the Atari ST in 1987. It later became the basis for Vim, released in 1991.[3][4]

Thompson posted his original C source code as free software to the comp.sys.atari.st newsgroup on June 28, 1987.[5][6] Tony Andrews added features and ported it to Unix, OS/2 and Amiga, posting his version to the comp.sources.unix newsgroup as free source on June 6, 1988.[7][8][9][10] In 1991, Bram Moolenaar released Vim, which he based on source for the Amiga port.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://aminet.net/package/text/edit/Stevie
  2. ^ Thompson, Tim. "nosuch.com/tjt/stevie". Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  3. ^ Paul, Ryan (November 2, 2011), Two decades of productivity: Vim’s 20th anniversary, Ars Technica, retrieved February 7, 2015, The first two prominent vi clones were Stevie and Elvis. Stevie, the ST Editor for vi Enthusiasts, was originally developed for the Atari ST in 1987 and ported to UNIX the next year. It was somewhat primitive but attracted a modest following. ... The earliest version of Vim was developed on the Amiga by Bram Moolenaar in 1988. ... He based his new editor on Stevie, which he has said was the best Amiga-compatible vi clone at the time.
  4. ^ Schulz, Kim (April 29, 2010), Hacking Vim 7.2: Read-to-use Hacks with Solutions for Common Situations, Packt Publishing Ltd, ISBN 978-1849510509, retrieved February 7, 2015
  5. ^ Tim Thompson (June 28, 1987). "A mini-vi for the ST (part 1 of 2)". Newsgroupcomp.sys.atari.st. 130@glimmer.UUCP. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  6. ^ Tim Thompson (June 28, 1987). "A mini-vi for the ST (part 2 of 2)". Newsgroupcomp.sys.atari.st. 130@glimmer.UUCP. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  7. ^ Tony Andrews (June 6, 1988). "Stevie, an "aspiring" VI clone for Unix, OS/2, Amiga, Part01/04". Newsgroupcomp.sources.unix. 893@fig.bbn.com. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  8. ^ Tony Andrews (June 6, 1988). "Stevie, an "aspiring" VI clone for Unix, OS/2, Amiga, Part02/04". Newsgroupcomp.sources.unix. 894@fig.bbn.com. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  9. ^ Tony Andrews (June 6, 1988). "Stevie, an "aspiring" VI clone for Unix, OS/2, Amiga, Part03/04". Newsgroupcomp.sources.unix. 895@fig.bbn.com. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  10. ^ Tony Andrews (June 6, 1988). "Stevie, an "aspiring" VI clone for Unix, OS/2, Amiga, Part04/04". Newsgroupcomp.sources.unix. 896@fig.bbn.com. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  11. ^ Zapletal, Lukáš (April 18, 2005), "Interview: Bram Moolenaar", LinuxEXPRES: 21–22, retrieved February 5, 2015, Is VIM derivate of other VI clone or you started from scratch? I started with Stevie. This was a Vi clone for the Atari ST computer, ported to the Amiga. It had quite a lot of problems and could not do everything that Vi could, but since the source code was available I could fix that myself. (English translation)