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Emacs and Vim Combined In New ‘Spacemacs’ Distro

Long-time Slashdot reader Qbertino brings news of a new text editor offering what he calls “a modern, hipster-compliant makeover” of both Emacs and Vim:
As a classic, perhaps the classic GNU project, Emacs has been marred by abysmal branding and marketing…that has improved slightly but might still leave some people unsatisfied [and] has also been engulfed in an eternal war with Vim, the editor of the beast. Mope no further, salvation is nigh! Spacemacs is a new Emacs distribution that aims to combine all the goodies of Emacs and Vim and then some…

Version .2 of Spacemacs was released this week “with more than 1700 commits since the last major version released in January 2016.” With nearly 500 contributors on GItHub, Spacemacs plans to be “crowd-configured” with “curated packages tuned by power users,” and is offering features like a real-time display of available key bindings, a simple query system for layers and packages, and of course, a clearly defined set of conventions.


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