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Re: Updating the homepage

From: Romain Francoise
Subject: Re: Updating the homepage
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 10:44:11 +0100

JD Smith <address@hidden> writes:

> Ideally we could summarize the most important user-visible changes in
> 10 bullet points or so, to put right on the page.  Maybe this has
> already been done.

I wrote the following text in the Emacs FAQ (C-h C-f).  Improvements

| 4.5 What is different about Emacs 22?
| =====================================
| Font Lock mode, auto-compression mode, and file name shadow mode are now
| enabled by default.  On graphics displays it is now possible to follow
| links with `mouse-1', and the modeline of the selected window is now
| highlighted.  Window fringes are now customizable.  The minibuffer
| prompt is now displayed in a distinct face.
|    Emacs now reads abbrev definitions automatically at startup.  The
| maximum size of buffers has been doubled and is now 256M on 32-bit
| machines.  Grep mode is now separate from Compilation mode and has many
| new specific options and commands.
|    The original Emacs macro system has been replaced by the new Kmacro
| package, which provides many new commands and features and a simple
| interface that uses the function keys F3 and F4.  Macros are now stored
| in a macro ring, and can be debugged and edited interactively.
|    The GUD (Grand Unified Debugger) package can now be used with a full
| graphical user interface to the debugger which provides many features
| found in traditional development environments, making it easy to
| manipulate breakpoints, add watch points, display the call stack, etc.
| Breakpoints are now displayed in the source buffer.
|    Emacs can now be built with GTK+ widgets, and supports drag-and-drop
| operation on X.  Mouse wheel support is now enabled by default.
|    Many new modes and packages have been included in Emacs, such as
| Calc, Tramp and URL, as well as IDO, CUA, rcirc, ERC, conf-mode,
| python-mode, table, tumme, SES, ruler, Flymake, Org, PGG, wdired,
| t-mouse, longlines, dns-mode, savehist, Password, Printing, Reveal, etc.
|    Leim is now part of Emacs.  Unicode support has been much improved,
| and the following input methods have been added: belarusian,
| bulgarian-bds, bulgarian-phonetic, chinese-sisheng, croatian, dutch,
| georgian, latin-alt-postfix, latin-postfix, latin-prefix,
| latvian-keyboard, lithuanian-numeric, lithuanian-keyboard,
| malayalam-inscript, rfc1345, russian-computer, sgml, slovenian,
| tamil-inscript ucs, ukrainian-computer, vietnamese-telex, and welsh.
|    The following language environment have also been added: Belarusian,
| Bulgarian, Chinese-EUC-TW, Croatian, French, Georgian, Italian, Latin-6,
| Latin-7, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Russian, Russian, Slovenian,
| Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, UTF-8, Ukrainian, Ukrainian, Welsh, and
| Windows-1255.
|    Emacs 22 features support for GNU/Linux systems on S390 and x86-64
| machines, as well as support for the Mac OS X and Cygwin operating
| systems.
|    In addition, Emacs 22 now includes the Emacs Lisp Reference Manual
| (*note Emacs Lisp documentation::) and the Emacs Lisp Intro.
|    Many other changes have been made in Emacs 22, use `C-h n' to get a
| full list.

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