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[Orgmode] Org-mode version 5.02

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: [Orgmode] Org-mode version 5.02
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 09:25:58 +0200


I am releasing version 5.02 of Org-mode.  It is available
as part of CVS emacs, and here:


This release rounds off the new properties and column view
features by polishing the interfaces and adding a few more
details like summaries for columns.


- Carsten

Changes in Version 5.02

* Overview

  - The interfaces for properties and column view are finished
    now and work well.

  - Properties can be summaries, i.e. the parent nodes can
    compute their value from the children's values.

  - Headlines finally require a space ofter the star(s).  The
    conflict with bold text at the beginning of the line is no
    longer there.

* Incompatible Changes

  - Bad news.  It looks like it is going to be really hard to
    make column view work on XEmacs and on Emacs 21.  Emacs 22
    is currently the only Emacs where this works.  If you are
    using Emacs 21 or XEmacs, you can still use properties, but
    not column view.

* Details

  - Improvements for properties:

    + There are interactive commands to insert and delete
      properties.  Read the manual chapter 7 for details.

    + You can define /allowed values/ for a property.  When
      these are defined, you can change the value of a property
      with S-left and S-right.  And you may use completion when
      inserting the property.  This goes a long way to prevent
      typos when entering properties.

  - Improvements for column view.

    + In column view, you may use the keys S-left/right (and
      also the keys `n' and `p') to switch from one allowed
      value to the next.

    + You can define summaries for columns.  For example,
      parents can contain the sum of all children values of a
      property, or the parent node can have a check box property
      that is automatically checked when all children's boxes are

    + There are interactive commands to add and remove columns,
      and to change the attributes of a column like the summary

    These additions lead to the exciting fact that the example
    from [omni outliner] posted by Scott Jaderholm can now be
    accurately [reproduced by Org-mode].

  - The space after the stars is now required in a headline, in
    order to remove the conflict with bold words at the
    beginning of a line.  So

        * This is a level 1 headline
        *this is bold text*

  - S-up and S-down to navigate plain item lists are now also
    available in orgstruct-mode.

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