From: Peter Graves <peter@ar...> - 2003-06-19 16:31:58
This morning's development snapshot (j 0.19.0.14, lisp 0.0.0.41) is up:
http://armedbear.org/j-jar.zip (just j.jar)
There were two bugs in 0.19.0.13:
1. nextError/previousError stopped working if you did
xmlParseBuffer or xmlValidateBuffer a second time (which is
a very common thing to do).
2. The code that automatically reloads a buffer whose file has
changed on disk forgot how to restore the caret to (approximately)
the right location.
These bugs are fixed in the current snapshot.
Otherwise, I really didn't plan any more code changes before 0.20.0,
but one thing led to another...
The command apropos has been added, which does what you might expect.
It's not mapped to any keystroke by default but is available on the
The idea is, you're wondering how to get j to group messages by thread
in a mailbox; you know it can be done, but you can't remember the
command (or preference) that does it.
So now you can do Alt X, "apropos thread", and j will generate a help
buffer that lists all of the commands and preferences whose names
include the string "thread". (Emacs uses a regular expression for this,
but I think a simple substring match is all you really need.) The
commands and preferences are presented as links to their own help file
entries, to facilitate further investigation.
As a side effect of the work to implement this, you can now do, for
example, Alt X, "help emulateBold", as well as Alt X, "help openFile":
i.e. preferences as well as commands can be arguments to "help". (You
can also do, for example, Alt X, "help jdb.html", but that's probably
not very helpful to the average user.)
The apropos lists are generated from the code, not from the
documentation, so undocumented things show up there too. That being the
case, I've now noticed that there are a -lot- of undocumented
preferences; the show up as links in the apropos list, but when you
click on the link you just end up at the top of the preferences help
file. I'll try to fix some of these while the latest batch of new code
This snapshot should be considered a release candidate for 0.20.0
(apart from documentation updates). I really mean it this time.
Thanks for your support.
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