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FED - a folding text editor

Copyright © 1994-2004 Shawn Hargreaves
Copyright © 2006-2007 Robert Riebisch
[Under external link GNU General Public License]

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Why another FED page?

Right after releasing FED version 2.23 in November 2006, I (Robert Riebisch) noticed an annoying bug in FED's 'makehelp' utility. It took quite some time, but in early February 2007 I prepared a small patch to correct this problem. Until April 2007 I sent my patch to FED's original author (external link Shawn Hargreaves) a dozen times for confirmation, but never received any feedback. I see Mr. Hargreaves active in his blog, so I assume, he lost interest in further development and put my mails to trash. :-(

Currently you will find DOS binaries here only, because I do not do much Windows programming. If anyone wishes to contribute a new Win32 binary, please contact me!

Description

FED is a folding text editor for MS-DOS, Linux, and Windows. It features:

  • fast and intuitive user interface.
  • color syntax highlighting.
  • can fold blocks of text out of sight, based on code indentation.
  • multiple levels of undo and redo.
  • incremental 'as you type' searching.
  • search/replace through multiple files.
  • browse function to quickly find all references to a symbol.
  • automatic compiler error location.
  • context-sensitive access to external help systems.
  • flexible wordwrap, which correctly handles indented blocks of text.
  • block indent/unindent.
  • binary and hex editing modes for hacking executable and data files.
  • record/playback keystroke macros.
  • built in Tetris game and screensaver.
  • configuration options to alter key bindings, screen colors, etc.

Screenshots

Screenshot #1: default 25-line text mode, menu and scroll bars enabled (version 2.24).
Screenshot #1: default 25-line text mode, menu and scroll bars enabled (version 2.24).

Screenshot #2: 50-line text mode, no menu or scroll bar (default), syntax highlighting for C language (version 2.24).
Screenshot #2: 50-line text mode, no menu or scroll bar (default), syntax highlighting for C language (version 2.24).

Screenshot #3: Pascal language syntax highlighting using a blue-green color scheme (version 2.24).
Screenshot #3: Pascal language syntax highlighting using a blue-green color scheme (version 2.24).

System requirements

  • Intel i80386 microprocessor (or compatibles)
  • IBM VGA graphics card (or compatibles)
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 3.3 (or compatibles)

Version history

2.24

  • Fixed '#...' handling in 'makehelp' utility.

2.23

  • Fixed DJGPP compile issue with function pch().

2.22

  • Proper rendering for box UI characters in the Windows version.
  • Fixed multiprocessor thread race condition in the Windows version.
  • File open checks FED_INCLUDE as well as INCLUDE in the environment.
  • Correct syntax highlighting for 1.0f floating point constants.
  • realtabs option overrides tab mode per file extension.

2.21

  • Drag and drop support in the Windows version.

2.2

  • Windows port.
  • Tab size can be set differently for each file extension in fed.syn.

Downloads

Blue-green color scheme: blugreen.zip (0.4 Kbytes)
Version 2.24: binaries (127.6 Kbytes), sources (137.6 Kbytes)

Page last modified on February 10, 2008.
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