Open source Japanese editor emulating IBM mainframe SPF
Author: Mizumaki-machi Homepage: http://www.geocities.jp/sakachin2/index.htm Family: MainframeEditorFamily IbmEditorFamily Platform: AIX, GCC, Linux, MS-DOS, OS/2, Windows License: Open source
This is a great ISPF editor clone, thus a member of the IbmEditorFamily. It runs in OS, DOS,OS/2,Windows, Linux and AIX. I use it in Windows XP and Linux. I think it is the only ISPF like editor than runs on all of those platforms.
It is a mature editor but as of today, 08/27/2006, it is still being actively developed.
The official release is http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA010562/ I recommend getting the version on the 'Bug Fix Version and Source Code Page' the official release site links to.
In my opinion this is a must have for the mainframers of the world who like the ISPF environment. I would also recommend it for companies who have mainframers moving to Unix like service.
My only suggestion at this point is to make the "setup" function choose 'default' as the initial font selection. Otherwise, it looks strange when first starting up.
Update: 11/25/2006 - He implemented this! It's in the most recent version. RonPerrella
I think the author said this should work in conjunction with a real mainframe, too but I don't think it's been tested.