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Emacs.app 9.0-rc2 released

The second release candidate for Emacs.app, the Cocoa-based port of GNU Emacs "unicode-2" to Mac OS X and GNUstep, is out. On OS X, all known issues are resolved, excepting running in terminal mode ('-nw' option). On GNUstep there remain some rendering issues. Binary (PowerPC / Intel universal OS X) and source distributions are available.

Posted by Adrian Robert 2007-09-11

Emacs.app 9.0-rc1 Released

The first release candidate for Emacs.app, the Cocoa-based port of GNU Emacs "unicode-2" to MacOS X and GNUstep, is out. Fontset support has been added (thanks to Kenichi Handa's new font back-end framework). Multilingual fontsets are created automatically for fonts selected using the font panel. Fontsets can also be created manually as in other emacsen. Menus have been updated to Emacs21+ conventions, and the context-menu mouse button (right, by default) now generates mouse-3 events.... read more

Posted by Adrian Robert 2006-12-25

Emacs.app 9.0-pre3 Released

This is the third release of Emacs.app, a Cocoa-based port of GNU Emacs to MacOS X and GNUstep based on Emacs on Aqua and its predecessors. Emacs.app is based on the "unicode-2" branch of GNU Emacs CVS, currently proposed to be released (eventually) as Emacs 23. This version of Emacs handles all text internally using Unicode, and should offer improved capabilities over other emacsen in multilingual environments. It differs from Aquamacs and other distributions in using the Cocoa APIs on OS X, and running on the GNUstep open source implementation. In addition it strives to provide a more consistent user experience relative to other Aqua applications.... read more

Posted by Adrian Robert 2006-06-08

Emacs.app initial release (9.0-pre1)

This marks the initial release of Emacs.app, a Cocoa-based port of GNU Emacs to MacOS X and GNUstep based on Emacs on Aqua and its predecessors. This is a source-only release for developers, however the port is stable and nearly fully functional. It uses the OpenStep Objective-C APIs, and makes every effort to follow native UI conventions. Unlike X-Windows versions of GNU Emacs, graphical panels may be used for file load and save, preferences setting, and font and color setting. Running under GNUstep, flawless text antialiasing is provided on Linux and other supported systems. On OS X, it provides more complete desktop and UI integration than the "Carbon" ports of GNU Emacs and XEmacs, despite its code being about half the size (since the Cocoa API is higher-level than Carbon).... read more

Posted by Adrian Robert 2005-11-05