[ESS] Emacs 28.1 Released

Tyler Smith ty|er @end|ng |rom p|@nt@rum@c@
Fri Apr 8 17:21:50 CEST 2022


For what it's worth, I periodically (3-4 times a year) recompile Emacs from the development source, and install ESS via MELPA, (updated on about the same frequency), and haven't noticed any issues. But as a consequence of this work flow, I'm not really aware of official 'releases' of Emacs or ESS, or any potential conflicts between there might be between them. But there haven't been any major conflicts in the development versions of either that I've noticed in a while.

I did find your distribution very useful when I was running Emacs/ESS on Windows. I haven't needed to do that for some years now, so I can't comment on how well MELPA works on that platform. I assume it's comparably seamless to how it works on Linux though?




On Fri, Apr 8, 2022, at 11:11 AM, Vincent Goulet via ESS-help wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks Marc (and Richard L through GitLab) for the heads up.
> I tried building my Emacs distribution (on macOS) and stumbled on a 
> weird problem: the 'site-lisp' directory within the application (e.g. 
> /Applications/Emacs/Emacs.app/Contents/Resources/site-lisp) is not 
> included in 'load-path' by default. Since this is where I bundle 
> extensions, they are not recognized by Emacs. Perhaps the issue is 
> upstream with David Caldwell's compilation; I'll have to check. I 
> haven't yet taken the time to check on Windows.
> That said, ESS 18.10.2 does not compile with Emacs 28.1. It appears it 
> is time to move forward to the development version of ESS. Those, like 
> me, who prefer the good ol' stable ESS 18.10 are otherwise stuck on 
> Emacs 27.x. ;-)
> Over the past few years, Emacs has moved consistently towards the ELPA 
> package management system. Pretty much anyone able to use Emacs should 
> now be able to install extensions easily. Org has deprecated the .zip 
> distribution. Same for ESS de facto, at least currently. This leads me 
> to question whether maintaining my distribution remains that much 
> useful. Any thoughts?
> (For anyone not familiar, my Emacs distributions for macOS and Windows 
> are stock GNU Emacs with ESS, AUCTeX, Org and some very minor 
> configuration; see https://vigou3.gitlab.io/emacs-modified-macos; 
> https://vigou3.gitlab.io/emacs-modified-windows.)
> Best,
> v.
> Vincent Goulet
> Professeur titulaire
> École d'actuariat, Université Laval
>> Le 5 avr. 2022 à 08:46, Marc Schwartz via ESS-help <ess-help using r-project.org> a écrit :
>> Hi All,
>> Some are likely already aware that Emacs 28.1 was released yesterday:
>>   https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2022-04/msg00093.html
>> I have downloaded the macOS universal binary from:
>>   https://emacsformacosx.com
>> So far, I have not noted materially different behavior from Emacs 27.2, but have not engaged in extensive testing yet.
>> My use cases are likely different than others, so I will be interested to see any issues that may arise from the new release.
>> Regards,
>> Marc Schwartz
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