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Re: Emacs 25.1 released

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Emacs 25.1 released
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 22:14:07 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Would it be possible to put a banner at the top of
http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs? New versions of Emacs are not that
common, and it would be nice to make a bit of a splash.


Nicolas Petton <address@hidden> writes:

> Version 25.1 of the Emacs text editor is now available.
> For more information on Emacs, see:
>   http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs
> You can retrieve the source from your nearest GNU mirror by using one
> of the following links:
>   http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/emacs/emacs-25.1.tar.xz
>   http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/emacs/emacs-25.1.tar.gz
> You can get the PGP signatures at
>   http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/emacs-25.1.tar.xz.sig
>   http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/emacs-25.1.tar.gz.sig
> You can choose a mirror explicitly from the list at:
>   http://www.gnu.org/prep/ftp.html
> Mirrors may take some time to update; the main GNU ftp server is at:
>   http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/
> Highlights of this release include:
>   - Emacs can now load shared/dynamic libraries (modules)
>   - Experimental support for Cairo drawing
>   - Enhanced network security (TLS/SSL certificate validity and the
>     like)
>   - New minor mode 'electric-quote-mode' for using curved quotes as you
>     type
>   - Character folding support in isearch.el
>   - Xwidgets: a new feature for embedding native widgets inside Emacs
>     buffers
>   - New and improved facilities for inserting Unicode characters
> 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:
>   http://shop.fsf.org/product/emacs-manual/
> (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.)
> Regards,
> Nico

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