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Emacs 25.1 released

From: Nicolas Petton
Subject: Emacs 25.1 released
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 19:24:37 +0200

Version 25.1 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:

You can get the PGP signatures 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:

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
  - New minor mode 'electric-quote-mode' for using curved quotes as you
  - Character folding support in isearch.el
  - Xwidgets: a new feature for embedding native widgets inside Emacs

  - 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

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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