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Emacs is the extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor. Emacs has special code editing modes, a scripting language (elisp), and comes with many packages for doing mail, news and more, all in your editor.


Recent releases

  •  13 Sep 2013 09:19

    Release Notes: A packaging system and interface (M-x list-packages) for downloading and installing extensions. A default package archive is hosted by GNU and maintained by the Emacs developers. Support for displaying and editing bidirectional text, including right-to-left scripts such as Arabic and Hebrew. Support for lexical scoping in Emacs Lisp. Improvements to the Custom Themes system (M-x customize-themes). A unified and improved completion system in many modes and packages. Built-in support for GnuTLS, GTK+ 3, ImageMagick, SELinux, and Libxml2.

    •  14 Sep 2007 16:47

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      •  05 Jun 2007 22:00

        No changes have been submitted for this release.

        •  11 Mar 2007 11:48

          Release Notes: Emacs 22 has gained fully functional ports for Windows, Mac OS X, and GTK+. Unicode support was improved. The defaults were changed. More integrated packages (Leim, calc, tramp) were added, and lots of other improvements were made.

          •  26 Dec 2006 13:31

            Release Notes: Font handling and text rendering were reworked to use Kenichi Handa's new font back-end system. The old system can still be used if you start up with "--disable-font-backend", but this will be removed in a future release. Font sets are now supported and automatically created when a font is selected. Recent X11 colors were added to Emacs.clr (but you must remove ~/Library/Colors/Emacs.clr to pick it up). ns-option-modifier, ns-control-modifier, and ns-function-modifier customization variables were added. The menus were updated to Emacs 21+ conventions. The right mouse button now generates mouse-3 events. Various bugfixes and rendering improvements were made.

            Recent comments

            11 Mar 2007 01:04 dakas

            What about the Emacs 22 pretests?
            Emacs 22 has had several pretest releases by now, and all the major free operating systems (with the exception of SuSE) have some offerings of emacs-snapshot-gtk or similar packages.

            Those snapshots/pretests are the preferred platform for AUCTeX, and in particular for W32 and MacOSX beat the pants off the "stable" Emacs 21.

            But even under X11, they are in general quite more bug-free and usable than Emacs 21.

            04 Nov 2004 11:03 smithdev

            The emacs wiki is indispensible

            > Do navigate to the emacs wiki.

            > Let the power and simplicity entice.

            25 Mar 2003 08:45 mindlube

            OS X Carbon build available
            For Mac OS X users you can now get a native app bundle with menus, syntax highlighting (font-lock), scrollwheel support and more. This build is from the Emacs CVS and hasn't made it into a point release yet.
            More information & download... (


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