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Emacs 29.4 released

From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: Emacs 29.4 released
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2024 09:15:14 -0700


Version 29.4 of Emacs, the extensible text editor, should now be
available from your nearest GNU mirror.  Emacs 29.4 is an emergency
bugfix release; it includes no new features except a small number of
changes intended to resolve a security vulnerability uncovered in
Emacs 29.3 and earlier.

You can find the tarballs here:

The tarballs are signed; you can get the PGP signature files at:

You can choose a mirror explicitly from the list at:

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

To verify that the downloaded tarball is intact, download both the
tarball and the corresponding .sig file, and run this command:

  gpg --verify emacs-29.4.tar.xz.sig

(and similarly for emacs-29.4.tar.gz, if you download that format).

If the GPG command fails because you don't have the required PGP
public key, run this command to import the key:

  gpg --keyserver --recv-keys \

Alternative keyservers to try are and

You can also run sha1sum or sha256sum and confirm that these
checksums match:

SHA1 emacs-29.4.tar.gz
SHA1 emacs-29.4.tar.xz

SHA256 emacs-29.4.tar.gz
SHA256 emacs-29.4.tar.xz

See the file etc/NEWS in the tarball; you can view it from Emacs by
typing 'C-h n', or by clicking Help->Emacs News from the menu bar.

You can also read NEWS here:

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

For more information about Emacs, see:

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