Emacs 24.1 released
Posted Jun 13, 2012 16:06 UTC (Wed) by nix
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It's Stefan Monnier, Eli Zaretskii, Chong Yidong (and others: Glenn Morris, Paul Eggert, Juri Linkov, Martin Rudalics...) you should be thanking most for this release: RMS has not been deeply involved in Emacs maintenance for some time, though he is definitely still a user so contributes fixes now and then. The lexical scoping and bidi text changes in particular were enormous and involved, and making them work with their current level of reliability and backward-compatibility was very impressive. This is first-class software engineering by any standard.
(On the git front, if you haven't tried magit, do. It's superb. I also note that this is the first version of Emacs where CEDET's semantic autocompletion has worked fast enough to be useful -- I use it in conjunction with auto-complete.el, and for languages the Semantic Bovinator understands it is nigh flawless and much less terrifying to set up than is rumoured.)
it's clean, reliable, easy to use, symmetrical, and low on text editing
Change the last word. Emacs: It's clean, reliable, easy to use, symmetrical, and low on fat!
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