Joe is an excellent word star style console based editor. 
1) download joe 
go to 
ftp the following file or equivalent 


joe-2.8-106 RPM for i386

2) download ncurses

Joe requires ncurses, this is normally stated on as part of the joe blurb

here is one of the latest releases

ncurses-5.0-7mdk RPM for i586

3) use kpackage (or equivalent) to extract these two rpm's ignoring all other 
dependency requirements 
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