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GNU Emacs 23.1 has been released

Jul 30, 2009, 19:04 (6 Talkback[s])

"GNU Emacs 23.1 has been released.  It is available on the GNU ftp site at ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/.  See http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html for a list of mirrors.

The MD5 check-sums for the tarballs are:

  a620d4452769d04ad8864d662f34f8dd  emacs-23.1.tar.gz  
17f7f0ba68a0432d58fa69d05a2225be  emacs-23.1.tar.bz2

Here are some new features of Emacs 23.  See etc/NEWS for a complete list.

 - 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)

Please send bug reports to bug-gnu-emacs@gnu.org.  You can use the function M-x report-emacs-bug to do this.  Mac OS X users should note that the Carbon port has been removed; see the file nextstep/README for information about the new Cocoa port.

Many thanks to the rest of the Emacs development team for their hard work; and to the numerous users who contributed suggestions and bug reports.  Happy hacking.

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