toothandnail has packaged tea-17.6.0 for VL5.9
tea: tea (a modest, easy-to-use GTK+2-based editor)
tea: Tea is a GK2-based editor with many useful features for HTML
tea: editing. It features a small footprint, a tabbed layout engine,
tea: support for multiple encodings, coe snippets, templates,
tea: customizable hotkeys and more.
tea: License: GPL
tea: Authors: Peter 'Roxton' Semiletov <firstname.lastname@example.org
tea: Website: http://tea-editor.sourceforge.net/
Please let us know if this package works or not in this thread.