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Emacs 24.4 released

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Emacs 24.4 released
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:32:19 -0400
User-agent: Gnus (, GNU Emacs (

Version 24.4 of the Emacs text editor is now available.

For more information on Emacs, see:

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

Or choose a mirror explicitly from the list at:

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

Highlights of this release include:

  - A built-in web browser (M-x eww)

  - Improved multi-monitor and fullscreen support

  - "Electric" indentation is enabled by default

  - Support for saving and restoring the state of frames and windows

  - Emacs Lisp packages can now be digitally signed

  - A new "advice" mechanism for Emacs Lisp

  - File notification support

  - Pixel-based resizing for frames and windows

  - Support for menus in text terminals

  - A new rectangular mark mode (C-x SPC)

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.

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

(The version on sale is updated for Emacs 24.2, but it remains a great
reference book for current Emacs, and buying a copy is a great way to
support the work of the FSF.)

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