Last Updated on: 11th December 2023, 02:31 pm

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Category: Office
Subcategory: Text Editors
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like, BSD, DOS, Windows, OS X, Solaris
License: BSD-like
Interface: CLI
Wikipedia: JOVE
First release: 1983

JOVE (Jonathan’s Own Version of Emacs) – a venerable, fast, small Emacs clone that was originally written for 2.8BSD on PDP-11. Some of us have been using and contributing to it since 1986.

It was originally created in 1983 by Jonathan Payne while at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in Massachusetts, United States on a PDP-11 minicomputer.

It is a compact, powerful Emacs-style text-editor. It provides the common emacs keyboard bindings, together with a reasonable assortment of the most popular advanced features (e.g. interactive shell windows, compile-it, language specific modes) while weighing in with CPU, memory, and disk requirements comparable to vi.

Jonathan Payne no longer works on JOVE.
A group of JOVE maintainers supports the releases.

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