[ESS] ESS 17.11 released
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Thu Nov 16 17:42:34 CET 2017
Please note that I just released updated versions of my distributions:
I realized while building that I really fell behind in my update schedule. The distributions feature the following updates:
- Emacs 25.3
- ESS 17.11
- AUCTeX 11.91
- Org 9.1.3
- markdownmode.el v2.3
> Le 13 nov. 2017 à 04:11, Martin Maechler <maechler using stat.math.ethz.ch> a écrit :
> Dear ESS users
> I'm happy to announce the release of ESS 17.11 (2017 - November)
> in the name of the ESS core team.
> The change since the last release 16.10 are not spectacular
> maybe, but there have been many small improvements and bug
> fixes and the improvements for package developer etc may be
> particularly important.
> For the complete list of (documented) new features and bug
> fixes, read the following (beginning of file 'ANNOUNCE') to the end.
> In the name of the ESS core team, with thanks to all helpers,
> notably by github pull requests,
> Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
> 1 ANNOUNCING ESS
> The ESS Developers proudly announce the release of ESS 17.11
> Emacs Speaks Statistics (ESS) provides an intelligent, consistent
> interface between the user and the software. ESS interfaces with
> R/S-PLUS, SAS, BUGS/JAGS, Stata and other statistical analysis packages
> under the UNIX, GNU Linux, Microsoft Windows, macOS and other operating
> systems. ESS is a package for the GNU Emacs and XEmacs text editors
> whose features ESS uses to streamline the creation and use of
> statistical software. ESS knows the syntax and grammar of statistical
> analysis packages and provides consistent display and editing features
> based on that knowledge. ESS assists in interactive and batch execution
> of statements written in these statistical analysis languages.
> ESS is freely available under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
> Please read the file COPYING which comes with the distribution, for more
> information about the license. For more detailed information, please
> read the README files that come with ESS.
> 1.1 Getting the Latest Version
> The latest released version of ESS is always available on the web at:
> ESS web page (http://ess.r-project.org) or StatLib
> 1.1.1 Git for ESS development
> For development and experimentation on new ESS features, there is now a
> GitHub branch for ESS, available at <https://github.com/emacs-ess/ESS>.
> 1.2 Current Features
> * Languages Supported:
> * S family (R and S+ AKA S-PLUS)
> * SAS
> * OpenBUGS/JAGS
> * Stata
> * Julia
> * Editing source code (S family, SAS, OpenBUGS/JAGS, Stata, Julia)
> * Syntactic indentation and highlighting of source code
> * Partial evaluation of code
> * Loading and error-checking of code
> * Source code revision maintenance
> * Batch execution (SAS, OpenBUGS/JAGS)
> * Use of imenu to provide links to appropriate functions
> * Interacting with the process (S family, SAS, Stata, Julia)
> * Command-line editing
> * Searchable Command history
> * Command-line completion of S family object names and file
> * Quick access to object lists and search lists
> * Transcript recording
> * Interface to the help system
> * Transcript manipulation (S family, Stata)
> * Recording and saving transcript files
> * Manipulating and editing saved transcripts
> * Re-evaluating commands from transcript files
> * Interaction with Help Pages and other Documentation (R)
> * Fast Navigation
> * Sending Examples to running ESS process.
> * Fast Transfer to Further Help Pages
> * Help File Editing (R)
> * Syntactic indentation and highlighting of source code.
> * Sending Examples to running ESS process.
> * Previewing
> 1.3 Requirements
> ESS is most likely to work with current/recent versions of the following
> statistical packages: R/S-PLUS, SAS, Stata, OpenBUGS and JAGS.
> ESS supports current, and recent, stable versions of GNU Emacs
> (currently, 24.4 or higher; alpha/beta/pre-release versions are NOT
> Due to XEmacs lacking some features that ESS requires, ESS support of
> XEmacs ended with ESS 12.04-4.
> To build the PDF documentation, you will need a version of TeX Live
> or texinfo that includes texi2dvi (BEWARE: recent TeX Live, and some
> texinfo RPMs, do NOT include texi2dvi).
> 1.4 Stability
> All recent released versions are meant to be release-quality versions.
> While some new features are being introduced, we are cleaning up and
> improving the interface. We know that there are many remaining
> opportunities for documentation improvements, but all contributors are
> volunteers and time is precious. Patches or suggested fixes with bug
> reports are much appreciated!
> 1.5 Mailing List
> There is a mailing list for discussions and announcements relating to
> ESS. Join the list by sending an e-mail with "subscribe ess-help" (or
> "help") in the body to <ess-help-request using r-project.org>; contributions
> to the list may be mailed to <ess-help using r-project.org>. Rest assured,
> this is a fairly low-volume mailing list.
> The purposes of the mailing list include
> * helping users of ESS to get along with it.
> * discussing aspects of using ESS on Emacs and XEmacs.
> * suggestions for improvements.
> * announcements of new releases of ESS.
> * posting small patches to ESS.
> 1.6 Reporting Bugs
> Please send bug reports, suggestions etc. to <ESS-bugs using r-project.org>
> The easiest way to do this is within Emacs by typing
> 'M-x ess-submit-bug-report'
> This also gives the maintainers valuable information about your
> installation which may help us to identify or even fix the bug.
> If Emacs reports an error, backtraces can help us debug the problem.
> Type "M-x set-variable RET debug-on-error RET t RET". Then run the
> command that causes the error and you should see a *Backtrace* buffer
> containing debug information; send us that buffer.
> Note that comments, suggestions, words of praise and large cash
> donations are also more than welcome.
> 1.7 Authors
> * A.J. Rossini (mailto:blindglobe using gmail.com)
> * Richard M. Heiberger (mailto:rmh using temple.edu)
> * Kurt Hornik (mailto:Kurt.Hornik using R-project.org)
> * Martin Maechler (mailto:maechler using stat.math.ethz.ch)
> * Rodney A. Sparapani (mailto:rsparapa using mcw.edu)
> * Stephen Eglen (mailto:stephen using gnu.org)
> * Sebastian P. Luque (mailto:spluque using gmail.com)
> * Henning Redestig (mailto:henning.red using googlemail.com)
> * Vitalie Spinu (mailto:spinuvit using gmail.com)
> * Lionel Henry (mailto:lionel.hry using gmail.com)
> 1.8 License
> The source and documentation of ESS is free software. You can
> redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General
> Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
> version 2, or (at your option) any later version.
> ESS is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
> ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
> FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License in
> the file COPYING in the same directory as this file for more details.
> 1.9 New Features
> Changes and New Features in 17.11:
> * The ESS initialisation process has been streamlined. You can now
> load the R and Stata modes independently from the rest of ESS. Just
> put '(require 'ess-r-mode)' or '(require 'ess-stata-mode)' in your
> init file. This is for experienced Emacs users as this requires
> setting up autoloads for '.R' files manually. We will keep
> maintaining 'ess-site' for easy loading of all ESS features.
> * Reloading and quitting the process is now more robust. If no
> process is attached, ESS now switches automatically to one
> (prompting you for selection if there are several running).
> Reloading and quitting will now work during a debug session or when
> R is prompting for input (for instance after a crash). Finally,
> the window configuration is saved and restored after reloading to
> prevent the buffer of the new process from capturing the cursor.
> * ESS[R]: New command 'ess-r-package-use-dir'. It sets the working
> directory of the current process to the current package directory.
> * ESS[R] Lookup for references in inferior buffers has been improved.
> New variable 'ess-r-package-source-roots' contains package
> sub-directories which are searched recursively during the file
> lookup point. Directories in 'ess-tracebug-search-path' are now
> also searched recursively.
> * ESS[R] Namespaced evaluation is now automatically enabled only in
> the 'R/' directory. This way ESS will not attempt to update
> function definitions from a package if you are working from e.g. a
> test file.
> Changes and New Features in 16.10:
> * ESS[R]: Syntax highlighting is now more consistent. Backquoted
> names are not fontified as strings (since they really are
> identifiers). Furthermore they are now correctly recognised when
> they are function definitions or function calls.
> * ESS[R]: Backquoted names and '%op%' operators are recognised as
> sexp. This is useful for code navigation, e.g. with 'C-M-f' and
> * ESS[R]: Integration of outline mode with roxygen examples fields.
> You can use outline mode's code folding commands to fold the
> examples field. This is especially nice to use with well
> documented packages with long examples set. Set
> 'ess-roxy-fold-examples' to non-nil to automatically fold the
> examples field when you open a buffer.
> * ESS[R]: New experimental feature: syntax highlighting in roxygen
> examples fields. This is turned off by default. Set
> 'ess-roxy-fontify-examples' to non-nil to try it out.
> * ESS[R]: New package development command 'ess-r-devtools-ask' bound
> to 'C-c C-w C-a'. It asks with completion for any devtools command
> that takes 'pkg' as argument.
> * ESS[R]: New command 'C-c C-e C-r' to reload the inferior process.
> Currently only implemented for R. The R method runs
> 'inferior-ess-r-reload-hook' on reloading.
> * ESS[R]: 'ess-r-package-mode' is now activated in non-file buffers
> as well.
> Bug fixes in 16.10:
> * ESS[R]: Fix broken (un)flagging for debugging inside packages
> * ESS[R]: Fixes (and improvements) in Package development
> * ESS[R]: Completion no longer produces '...=' inside 'list( )'.
> * ESS[R]: Better debugging and tracing in packages.
> * ESS[R]: Better detection of symbols at point.
> * ESS[R]: No more spurious warnings on deletion of temporary files.
> * ESS[julia]: help and completion work (better)
> * ESS[julia]: available via 'ess-remote'
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