Last Update:  Aug 26 / 2021


Release 2.5.21238 Release 2.5.21238 has been released.  This release contains many bug fixes but also contains some additional enhancements:

          • HELP - The Macro Reference Help has been collapsed into the main SPFLite Help file. HELP itself has been considerably enhanced to provide better search performance.
          • Relaxation of STATE validation to avoid State load failures.

Note:  This change is an upward compatible one. Existing STATE files are properly handled, but STATE files created with this new version will not be handled if you revert to a previous version of SPFLite. If this is a concern, you may wish to make a backup copy of your STATE folder.

          • Support color differentiation of normal information messages and error messages.

 See the Change Log for specifics of the updates.


You can review the Change Log,  the complete documentation, or go directly to the Download Page.  

Is this you?

    • Looking for a line-oriented ISPF style editor because Windows character-mode text editors just don't do it for you?
    • Been a loyal Tritus SPF or SPF/PC user and feel 'left behind' now that they're gone?
    • Miss ISPF features like Exclude, Overlay, Bounds, Sort, Hex mode, etc.?
    • Like to tweak and customize your edit environment?
    • Want support for special file formats, like EBCDIC, RECFM=V or RECFM=F, and Unicode?
    • A Hercules mainframe emulator user who wants to SUBMIT jobs and have a practical SYSOUT browser?
    • Want power-user features other editors don't have?  Even ISPF?

Well, maybe you've found the solution: SPFLite


It won't be everything ISPF/PDF is (it is called Lite) but it will surprise you with its flexibility, customization features, and additional commands and editing concepts to enhance your ability to 'get the job done'.  SPFLite has been continually developed and enhanced far beyond its humble beginnings.  Whether you have an SPF/ISPF background or not, you should find SPFLite to be a powerful and useful editing facility.



Please try it out and let us know what you think.  Regardless of whether you end up using it, or whether you register or not, we welcome all your comments, good and bad.  The best place to leave your comments is on the SPFLite Forum.

George Deluca

Robert Hodge

(SPFLite@gmail.com )

Note for XP users:  Unfortunately, releases 8.3 and above will probably not function on XP level systems.   There is a problem related to the version level of the Visual C runtime libraries which we have not been able to resolve.  As XP itself is no longer supported by Microsoft, there are probably very few users still running it.  We will keep the last 8.2 release available on the download page indefinitely.


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