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[Orgmode] Release 6.34

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: [Orgmode] Release 6.34
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 11:04:54 +0100


I have released version 6.34 of Org-mode. Thanks to everyone who contributed.


- Carsten

                             Version 6.34

Incompatible changes

Tags in org-agenda-auto-exclude-function must be lower case.

When defining an =org-agenda-auto-exclude-function=, you need to
be aware that tag that is being passed into the function is
always lower case - even if it was defined in upper case


Support for creating BEAMER presentations from Org-mode documents

Org-mode documents or subtrees can now be converted directly in
to BEAMER presentation.  Turning a tree into a simple
presentations is straight forward, and there is also quite some
support to make richer presentations as well. See the [BEAMER section] in the manual for more details.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the discussion about
BEAMER support and how it should work.  This was a great example
for how this community can achieve a much better result than any
individual could.

[BEAMER section]: 


Add Paul Sexton's org-ctags.el

Targets like =<<my target>>= can now be found by Emacs' etag
functionality, and Org-mode links can be used to to link to
etags, also in non-Org-mode files.  For details, see the file

This feature uses a new hook =org-open-link-functions= which will
call function to do something special with text links.

Thanks to Paul Sexton for this contribution.

Add Jan Böker's org-docview.el

This new module allows links to various file types using docview,
where Emacs displays images of document pages.  Docview link
types can point to a specific page in a document, for example to
page 131 of the Org-mode manual:

[Org-Mode Manual]

Thanks to Jan Böker for this contribution.

[Org-Mode Manual]: docview:~/.elisp/org/doc/org.pdf::131

New link types that force special ways of opening the file

- =file+sys:/path/to/file=  will use the system to open the file,
  like double-clicking would.
- [file:/path/to/file] will force opening the linked file
  with Emacs.

This was a request by John Wiegley.

Open all links in a node

When using =C-c C-o= on a headline to get a list of links in the
entry, pressing =RET= will open *all* links.  This allows
something like projects to be defined, with a number of files
that have to be opened by different applications.

This was a request by John Wiegley.

Agenda Views

Improve the logic of the search view.

The logic of search views is changed a bit.  See the docstring of
the function =or-search-view=.

These changes resulted from a discussion with Matt Lundin.

New face for entries from the Emacs diary

Entries that enter the Agenda through the Emacs diary now get the
face =org-agenda-diary=.

This was a request by Thierry Volpiatto.

New function `org-diary-class' to schedule classes with skipped weeks.

This was a request by Daniel Martins.

Empty matcher means prompt in agenda custom commands

When an agenda custom command has an empty string as MATCH
element, so far this would lead to a meaningless search using an
empty matcher.  Now an empty (or white) string will be
interpreted just like a nil matcher, i.e. the user will be
prompted for the match.

Agenda: Selectively remove some tags from agenda display

If you use tags very extensively, you might want to exclude some
from being displayed in the agenda, in order to keep the display
compact.  See the new option =org-agenda-hide-tags-regexp= for

This was largely a patch by Martin Pohlack.


Direct export of only the current subtree

Pressing =1= after =C-c C-e= and before the key that selects the
export backend, only the current subtree will be exported,
exactly as it you had selected it first with =C-c @=.  So for
example, =C-c C-e 1 b= will export the current subtree to HTML
and open the result in the browser.

Direct export of enclosing node

Pressing =SPC= after =C-c C-e= and before the key that selects
the export backend, the enclosing subree that is set up for
subtree export will be exported, exactly as it you had selected
it first with =C-c @=.  So for example, =C-c C-e SPC d= will find
the enclosing node with a LaTeX_CLASS property or an
EXPORT_FILE_NAME property and export that.

Caching export images

Images that are created for example using LaTeX or ditaa for
inclusion into exported files are now cached.  This works by
adding a hash to the image name, that reflects the source code
and all relevant settings.  So as long as the hash does not
change, the image does not have to be made again.  His can lead
to a substantial reduction in export/publishing times.

Thanks to Eric Schulte for a patch to this effect.

Preserving line breaks for export no longer works

ASCII export always preserves them - no other export format
does.  We had attempted to use =\obeylines= for this in LaTeX,
but that does create too many problems.

New symbols =\EUR= and =\checkmark=

=\EUR= symbols from Marvosym package, and =\checkmark= are now
supported symbols in Org-mode, i.e. they will be exported
properly to the various backends.

Allow LaTeX_CLASS_OPTIONS to set options, also from a property

You can set the options to the =\documentclass= command on a
per-file basis, using


or on a per-tree basis using the corresponding property.  The
defined string will replace the default options entirely.

The encoding of LaTeX files is now handled property

Org now makes sure that the encoding used by the file created
through the export mechanism is reflected correctly in the


command.  So as long as the =org-export-latex-classes= definition
contains an =\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}= statement, that
statement will be modified so that the correct option is used.

If you wan to use special encodings, for example =utf8x= instead
of =utf8=, see the variable =org-export-latex-inputenc-alist=.

This was a request by Francesco Pizzolante.

Property API enhancements

Make a new special property BLOCKED, indicating if entry is blocked

A new special property BLOCKED returns "t" when the entry is
blocked from switching the TODO state to a DONE state.

This was a request by John Wiegley.

New hooks for external support for allowed property values

It is now possible to hook into Org in order to provide the
allowed values for any property with a lisp function.  See the
docstring of the variable =org-property-allowed-value-functions=

Allow unrestricted completion on properties

When listing the allowed values for a property, for example with
a =:name_ALL:= property, completion on these values enforces that
one of the values will be chosen.  Now, if you add ":ETC" to the
list of allowed values, it will be interpreted as a switch, and
the completion will be non-restrictive, so you can also choose to
type a new value.

Changes to Org-babel

- The documentation for Org-babel has been drastically improved
  and is available on Worg at
- Source-code block names are now exported to HTML and LaTeX
- Org-babel functions are now bound to keys behind a common key
  prefix (see
- Results are now foldable with TAB
- Header argument values can now be lisp forms
- Readable aliases for #+srcname: and #+resname:
- Sha1 hash based caching of results in buffer
- Can now index into variable values
- org-babel-clojure now supports multiple named sessions

Miscellaneous changes

Make =C-c r C= customize remember templates

=C-c r C= is now a shortcut for

 M-x customize-variable RET org-remember-templates RET

This was a proposal by Adam Spiers.

Use John Gruber's regular expression for URL's

We now use a better regexp to spot plain links in text.  This
regexp is adopted from [John Gruber's blogpost].

Thanks to William Henney for the pointer.

[John Gruber's blogpost]: 

Implement tag completion of all tags in all agenda files

The new option =org-complete-tags-always-offer-all-agenda-tags=
makes Org complete all tags from all agenda files if non-nil.
Usually, setting it locally to t in org-remember buffers is the
most useful application of this new feature.

Thanks to Tassilo Horn for a patch to this effect.

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