Monday, February 2, 2015

Emacs Tip: ESC ESC ESC is the same as C-g

If you want to abort some action and were used to ESC on Windows, the  only difference in Emacs apparently, is to hammer away at the ESC key to mimic C-g.  It might be a good idea to do a C-h k ESC ESC ESC to check the chords description.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Update your package search url as melpa.milkbox.net is now melpa.org

It's been a couple of days but the url has changed to melpa.org. You may need to change your .emacs file  from ("melpa" . "http://melpa.milkbox.net/packages/") to ("melpa" . "http://melpa.org/packages/")

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Emacs 24.4 release candidate 1

Looks like Emacs release candidate is out and that the official release will come in a few days.  In related news, Alexander Shukaev has posted on the help-gnu-emacs mailing lists about providing precompiled Emacs versions along with the DLLs for Windows.  It may save time for those of you who need specific features that are not compiled into the official release.  You should direct your queries to Alexander, on the list, I think, if you need any clarifications.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Emacs Third Pretest Released

A bit late in posting about it but here is official pretest  release announcement. The Windows binaries take a bit of time to appear if you can't see it already.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Editor wars redux in the mainstream press

From a post on comp.emacs, here's an article on slate comparing Emacs and Vi. Doesn't say anything new to people familiar to Emacs and Vi.  Just that it's there at all in some minor mainstream press.

Emacs Second Pretest Released

Emacs pretest 24.3.91 has been released.  The binaries can be found at the usual places or you can check the links on the right.