Emacs 23.1, bitches!

July 31st, 2009 at 03:18pm dark

The first official 23.* version of the popular text editor Emacs has been released. Well, “text editor” is almost a reduction of functionality, as Emacs has thousands of commands to accomplish the most unthinkable tasks.

Emacs 23.1

From the official announcement:

Here are some new features of Emacs 23.

– Improved Unicode support (the internal character representation is now based on UTF-8).

– Font rendering with Fontconfig and Xft.

– Support for using X displays and text terminals in one session, and for running as a daemon.

– Shift-selection.

– Smarter minibuffer completion.

– Per-buffer text scaling.

– Directory-local variables.

– New packages for:
* viewing PDF and postscript files (Doc view mode)
* connecting to processes via D-Bus (dbus)
* using the GNU Privacy Guard (EasyPG)
* displaying line numbers in the fringe (Linum mode)
* editing XML documents with on-the-fly validation (nXML mode)
* editing Ruby programs (Ruby mode)
* display-based word wrapping (Visual Line mode)

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mat_Jack1  |  July 31st, 2009 at 21:49:27

    gawd! this is huge!! 😛


  • 2. dark  |  July 31st, 2009 at 22:25:44

    That’s what she said.


  • 3. Arkham  |  August 1st, 2009 at 00:54:25

    Emacs is a great operative system, it just lacks a text editor.


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