After four years of development there’s a major new release of Emacs, the 40-year-old libre text editor with over 2,000 built-in commands. An anonymous Slashdot reader writes:
Emacs 25.1 now lets you embed GTK+ user interface widgets, including WebKitGTK+, “a full-featured WebKit port that can allow you to browse the internet and watch YouTube inside Emacs.” And it can also load shared/dynamic modules, meaning it can import the extra functionality seen in Emacs Lisp programs. This version also includes enhanced the network security, experimental support for Cairo drawing, and a new “switch-to-buffer-in-dedicated-window” mode.
Emacs 25.1 is available at the GNU FTP server, and since it’s the 40th anniversary of Emacs, maybe it’s a good time for a discussion about text editors in general. So leave your best tips in the comments — along with your favorite stories about Emacs, Vim, or the text editor of your choice. What comes to your mind on the 40th anniversary of Emacs?
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