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[h-e-w] [Fwd: Emacs 23.1 released]

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: [h-e-w] [Fwd: Emacs 23.1 released]
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 22:25:08 +0800
User-agent: Mozilla-Thunderbird (X11/20090103)

Emacs 23.1 binaries for Windows are now available on the GNU ftp site at

Most of the features listed in the general announcement below and in the NEWS file also apply on Windows. Some differences are:

- Font rendering on Windows is with uniscribe (for full language support) and GDI (for older versions of Windows and bitmap fonts). BDF fonts are no longer supported due to lack of developers willing to work on Windows specific features to port the support to the new font backend architecture. Languages which previously required BDF fonts to be displayed in Emacs are now supported by the uniscribe font backend.

- There is no support on Windows for console terminals and GUI frames in the same session, or for frameless daemon mode.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:        Emacs 23.1 released
Date:   Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:01:22 -0400
From:   Chong Yidong <address@hidden>
To:     address@hidden

GNU Emacs 23.1 has been released.  It is available on the GNU ftp site
at  See for a
list of mirrors.

The MD5 check-sums for the tarballs are:

 a620d4452769d04ad8864d662f34f8dd  emacs-23.1.tar.gz
 17f7f0ba68a0432d58fa69d05a2225be  emacs-23.1.tar.bz2

Here are some new features of Emacs 23.  See etc/NEWS for a complete

- Improved Unicode support (the internal character representation is
  now based on UTF-8).

- Font rendering with Fontconfig and Xft.

- Support for using X displays and text terminals in one session,
  and for running as a daemon.

- Shift-selection.

- Smarter minibuffer completion.

- Per-buffer text scaling.

- Directory-local variables.

- New packages for:
   * viewing PDF and postscript files (Doc view mode)
   * connecting to processes via D-Bus (dbus)
   * using the GNU Privacy Guard (EasyPG)
   * displaying line numbers in the fringe (Linum mode)
   * editing XML documents with on-the-fly validation (nXML mode)
   * editing Ruby programs (Ruby mode)
   * display-based word wrapping (Visual Line mode)

Please send bug reports to address@hidden  You can use the
function M-x report-emacs-bug to do this.  Mac OS X users should note
that the Carbon port has been removed; see the file nextstep/README for
information about the new Cocoa port.

Many thanks to the rest of the Emacs development team for their hard
work; and to the numerous users who contributed suggestions and bug
reports.  Happy hacking.

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