minised is the fast, small sed originally distributed in the GNU toolkit and still distributed with Minix. The members of the GNU Project removed it when they built their own sed around an enhanced regexp package, but it's still better for some uses (in particular, it's faster and less memory-intensive).
Release Notes: This release fixes a C++/C99 comment to compile with older compilers, and changes the license to BSD in agreement with the original author Eric S. Raymond.
Release Notes: Various pedantic compiler warnings were fixed. The Makefile was improved. The getline function was renamed, since glibc-2.10 now introduced its own conflicting flavor.
Release Notes: This version fixed the l(ist) command and includes some tiny optimizations as well as fixes for compiler warnings.
Release Notes: The w(rite to file) command was fixed to correctly honor /dev/stdout and /dev/stderr as GNU sed does and thus keep the streams in sync. Some unused variables have been removed, and two rare diagnostics were fixed to be printed correctly.
Release Notes: This release fixes a special case of grouped star matching where \+1..n overwrote the last match, does not infinite loop on certain zero match grouped star cases, and does not crash on the w (write to file) command. It no longer falls into the conservative end-of-file matching mode when just end-of-line matching was used.