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Re: Emacs 27.1 released

From: Jay Sulzberger
Subject: Re: Emacs 27.1 released
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 04:24:58 +0000 ()

On Tue, 11 Aug 2020, Nicolas Petton <nico@petton.fr> wrote:


Version 27.1 of the Emacs text editor is now available.

Dear Emacs Workers, thank you!

Strong letter to follow.^W^W^W^WI remain, as ever your fellow student
of history and probability, and long time Emacs fan,
Jay Sulzberger

For more information on Emacs, see:

You can retrieve the source from your nearest GNU mirror by using one
of the following links:

You can get the PGP signatures at

The tarball is signed with the following GPG key, which can be found on
public PGP key servers:


To retrieve the key from a PGP key server, evaluate

 gpg --keyserver hkp://keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 

You can choose a mirror explicitly from the list at:

Mirrors may take some time to update; the main GNU ftp server is at:

Emacs 27.1 has a wide variety of new features, including:

 - Built-in support for arbitrary-size integers
 - Text shaping with HarfBuzz
 - Native support for JSON parsing
 - Better support for Cairo drawing
 - Portable dumping used instead of unexec
 - Support for XDG conventions for init files
 - Additional early-init initialization file
 - Lexical-binding is used by default
 - Built-in support for tab bar and tab-line
 - Support for resizing and rotating of images without ImageMagick

There are many more changes; for a summary see the etc/NEWS file, which
you can view from Emacs with `C-h n'.

For the complete list of changes and the people who made them, see the
various ChangeLog files in the source distribution.  For a summary of
all the people who have contributed to Emacs, see the etc/AUTHORS file.

The online manuals and website will be updated shortly.

Printed copies of the Emacs manual are available for purchase from the
Free Software Foundation's online store at:


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