GNU Zile is a lightweight Emacs clone. Zile is short for Zile Is Lossy Emacs. Zile has been written to be as similar as possible to Emacs; every Emacs user should feel at home.
Zile has all of Emacs's basic editing features: it is 8-bit clean (though it currently lacks Unicode support), and the number of editing buffers and windows is only limited by available memory and screen space respectively. Registers, minibuffer completion and auto fill are available. Function and variable names are identical with Emacs's.
However, all of this is packed into a program which typically compiles to about 130Kb.
Zile can be found on the main GNU ftp server: http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/zile/ (via HTTP) and ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/zile/ (via FTP). It can also be found on the GNU mirrors; please use a mirror if possible.
Zile is self-documenting: it has built-in help on its features. It also comes with a brief man page, obtained by running man zile, and a FAQ, which can be found along with a few other files in /usr/share/doc/zile/, /usr/local/share/doc/zile/, or similar directories on your system.
The main discussion list is <firstname.lastname@example.org>, and is used to discuss most aspects of Zile, including development and enhancement requests, as well as bug reports.
There is a separate list for general user help and discussion, <email@example.com>.
Announcements about Zile and most other GNU software are made on <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
To subscribe to these or any GNU mailing lists, please send an empty mail with a Subject: header of just subscribe to the relevant -request list. For example, to subscribe yourself to the GNU announcement list, you would send mail to <email@example.com>. Or you can use the mailing list web interface.
Development of Zile, and GNU in general, is a volunteer effort, and you can contribute. For information, please read How to help GNU. If you'd like to get involved, it's a good idea to join the discussion mailing list (see above).
Zile is currently being maintained by Gary V. Vaughan. Please use the mailing lists for contact.
Zile is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.