[ESS] Emacs 22.1 is out!

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Jun 4 18:23:02 CEST 2007

>>>>> "StEgl" == Stephen Eglen <S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk>
>>>>>     on Mon, 4 Jun 2007 12:27:52 +0100 writes:

    StEgl> Stephen Eglen writes:
    >> Dear all,
    >> Emacs 22.1 is finally out!
    >> http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/NEWS.22.1
    >> lists the changes, and you should be able to download it
    >> from ftp.gnu.org (or your gnu mirror in the next day or
    >> so), under directory software/emacs
    >> Cygwin binaries have already been made:
    >> http://www.webalice.it/angelo.graziosi/Emacs.html
    >> & hopefully soon the W32 binaries will be updated.

    StEgl> As a followup, here is the announcement.

    StEgl> Stephen
    StEgl> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    StEgl> From: Richard Stallman <rms at gnu.org> 
    StEgl> Subject: Emacs22.1 released 
    StEgl> Date: Sun, 03 Jun 2007  .......

    RMS> GNU Emacs 22.1 has been released.  It is available on
    RMS> the GNU ftp sites at ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/ and its
    RMS> mirrors (see http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html).

    RMS> The MD5 check-sum is the following:

    RMS>     6949df37caec2d7a2e0eee3f1b422726 emacs-22.1.tar.gz

    RMS> Please send any bug reports to bug-gnu-emacs at gnu.org.
    RMS> You can use the function M-x report-emacs-bug to do
    RMS> this.
    RMS> Here are some new features of Emacs 22.  See etc/NEWS
    RMS> for a complete list.

    RMS>    - Support for the GTK+ graphical toolkit

    RMS>    - Drag-and-drop support on X.

    RMS>    - Support for GNU/Linux systems on S390 and x86-64
    RMS> machines, and for Mac OS X, and for Windows using
    RMS> Cygwin.

    RMS>    - Full support for images, toolbar, and tooltips
    RMS> on MS-Windows, Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X builds.

    RMS>    - Font Lock mode, Auto Compression mode, File Name
    RMS> Shadow Mode, and mouse wheel support are enabled by
    RMS> default.

    RMS>    - Double the maximum size of buffers, up to 256M
    RMS> on 32-bit machines.

    RMS>    - Links can be followed with `mouse-1', in
    RMS> addition to `mouse-2'.

    RMS>    - Customizable window fringes.

    RMS>    - Many user interface tweaks, including the
    RMS> highlighting of the selected window's mode line and a
    RMS> distinct minibuffer prompt face.

    RMS>    - Abbrev definitions are read automatically at
    RMS> startup.

    RMS>    - The Kmacro package for managing keyboard macros.

    RMS>    - Full graphical user interface to GDB.

    RMS>    - New modes and packages, including Calc, Grep,
    RMS> TRAMP, URL, IDO, CUA, ERC, rcirc, Table, Image-Dired,
    RMS> SES, Ruler, Org, PGG, Flymake, Password, Printing,
    RMS> Reveal, wdired, t-mouse, longlines, savehist, Conf
    RMS> mode, Python mode, DNS mode, etc.

With 'Calc'  {you can get e.g. via Menu
	      [Tools] -> [Programmable Calculator] }
"ESS" gets a new meaning:

now "Emacs Speaks Statistics" by itself (similarly to Excel and
similar atrocities):

Combinatorics, Linear Regression, Gamma, Beta, Bessel, Erf()
functions etc are all included in Emacs.
Just so it remains faithful to being "a portable OS" running on
all platforms ;=)
and "of course", no need for R anymore either, since Emacs "has
it all" ;-) ;-)


    RMS>    - Leim, Emacs Lisp Reference Manual, and the Emacs
    RMS> Lisp Intro included.

    RMS> You can help the FSF as well as yourself by ordering
    RMS> the Emacs Manual or the Emacs Lisp Manual from the
    RMS> Free Software Foundation.  New editions for Emacs 22
    RMS> are being printed soon.  See
    RMS> http://www.gnu.org/order/order.html.

    RMS> Executables of gzip, and information about using
    RMS> gzip, can be found at the URL http://www.gzip.org.

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