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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Emacs-23.1 Released

Looks like the tarball is up there but the page is not yet updated and the windows binaries are not there yet.

Get. it. now.

Edit: Announcement here

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Last Pretest Emacs Released

Barring a major bug, the last pretest release of Emacs is out.  The windows binaries are here.

The tentative release date of Emacs 23.1  appears to be July 22. Mark your calendars.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Quickly looking up words in Google through Emacs

Here is a post by Joe Fineman that outlines how to quickly look up something in Emacs.  You need to have w3m installed for it to work.  And it is indeed easier than switching to the browser and looking it up.

(defun google (what)
"Use google to search for WHAT."
(interactive "sSearch: ")
(let ((dir default-directory))
(w3m-browse-url (concat ""
(w3m-url-encode-string what)))
(cd dir)

(global-set-key "\C-Cg" 'google)