Lugaru Epsilon

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The Epsilon Programmer's Editor is a multi-platform text editor that in addition to OS/2 is available for DOS, MS Windows, Linux, MacOS X and FreeBSD, and is sold as a platform independent license, i.e. you get a license to run it on all supported platforms. The program is very EMACS like and can take some EMACS extensions and offers a Brief command set compatibility as well. The OS/2 and DOS versions are no longer being developed but are sold and supported by the company.

This program was one of the first third party software to be shipped for the 16 bit version of OS/2 in 1987 (Epsilon 3.2).

Features

Language modes
Modes offer syntax highlighting, statement completion (template editing) and automatic indenting amongst other features.
Full "modes" are available for:
  • Asm Mode - x86 Assembly language, Motorola 68HC12
  • C Mode - C, C++, C#, EEL (Epsilon's own macro language), Objective C and Java
  • CSS Mode
  • GAMS Mode
  • HTML/XML - HTML
  • Makefile Mode
  • Perl Mode - Perl
  • PHP Mode
  • PostScript Mode
  • Python Mode
  • Tcl Mode
  • TeX/LaTeX Mode - TeX
  • Visual Basic Mode
Optional modes

Modes created by third party include support for Algol 68, AWK, Borland Make, CMake, Fortran 90, LISP, Matlab, Paradox PAL, PL/M, Ruby, SQL, Verilog, Web 68, xBase and XML. Note that a couple of these modes may not work with the OS/2 version, but most appear to do so.

Version

  • 1984: Epsilon 1.1
  • 1985: Epsilon 3.0 - introduced EEL extension language
  • 1987: Epsilon 3.2 - first version for UNIX and later for OS/2 (16-bit)
  • 1989: Epsilon 4.0
  • 1989: Epsilon 4.1 - also for 32-bit UNIX
  • 1990: Epsilon 5.0
  • 1992: Epsilon 6.0
  • 1993: Epsilon 6.5
  • 1995: Epsilon 7.0
  • 1996: Epsilon 8.0 - 32-bit Win32
  • 1997: Epsilon 9.0
  • 2000: Epsilon 10 - latest DOS console version: 10.03, Linux and FreeBSD
  • 2002: Epsilon 11 - latest OS/2 and Windows 3.1 support: 11.06
  • 2003: Epsilon 12 - Unicode support
  • 2006: Epsilon 13 - latest revision: 13.12 (2011)

License

  • Commercial
  • Author: Todd Doucet

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