[OS X Emacs] Aquamacs Emacs 1.3rc2 (Release Candidate 2)

David Reitter david.reitter at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 11:48:29 EST 2008

Aquamacs Emacs 1.3rc2 (Release Candidate 2) is now available

I've uploaded a new release candidate for version 1.3 - please have a  
look and test if you can.

Notable changes from rc1 include bugfixes with respect to frame  
positioning on secondary displays, and, for LaTeX mode: automatic Skim  
detection (LaTeX) and PDF sync, closing frames and (my favorite) much  
improved jumping to TeX errors (C-c `) when one-buffer-one-frame mode  
is on.

You can download it here:


(Please do not publish this link elsewhere. Link to http://aquamacs.org/download.shtml 
  instead. This is a beta version and not a full public release.)

Changes--- 1.3rc2

    * Bug fix: On OS X 10.5 ``Leopard'', Aquamacs consumed a lot of  
CPU power in certain rare circumstances.
    * The minibuffer history is now retained between Aquamacs sessions.
    * LaTeX editing: better support for jumping from and to the PDF if  
Skim.app is installed and used. No configuration is necessary. You can  
jump from Aquamacs to Skim with Shift-Command-Click, or with the  
AUCTeX command ``Jump to PDF'' (enter C-c C-c J RET) and back.
    * Press Command-E to use the region (selected text) for the next  
search operation (Command-F). Suggested by Mathieu Godart.
    * When using Frame Appearance Styles (especially with One Buffer  
One Frame Mode switched off), frames should (mostly) retain their  
original sizes now. Less jumping around!
    * Aquamacs now remembers the positions of frames containing  
*Help*, *Messages* and other buffers.
    * Improved frame positioning and sizing. In particular, *Help*  
frames should not come up too small any longer.
    * Frames can now be tiled (horizontally/vertically) and scattered  
(automatic placement) with functions in the Buffers menu. Tiling code  
by Drew Adams.
    * Speedier cursor movements (up/down) in outline-minor-mode and  
(similar situations with hidden text).
    * The red ``close'' button will now delete all windows of the  
frame and kill associated buffers (after checking back) where sensible.
    * Setting of `mac-function-modifier' now works in conjunction with  
arrow keys on Leopard. Reported by Claude Flener. Patch by Yamamoto  
    * Spanish keyboards are now better supported, e.g., Emulate  
Spanish Keyboard Mode now supports typing backslashes. Patches by  
Arcadio Rubio García and Elias Baixas.
    * Swiss German and Swiss French keyboard emulations added (Emulate  
Spanish Keyboard Mode. See Options / Option Key menu.) Patch by Claude  
    * File names with non-ASCII characters such as German Umlauts or  
accented characters will be displayed and dealt with correctly.  
Reported by Ted Roden.
    * Longlines mode (Soft wrap) has been improved
    * ESS Info file updated from 5.3.0 to 5.3.6
    * Cedet was missing a file and produced errors (JDE Mode).  
Reported by Nick Frolov.
    * ACT-R support fixed.
    * Loading of preferences files revised once more. Preferences.el  
and customizations.el are now loaded along with the user's .emacs, and  
changes to `after-init-hook' should work (e.g. to use the `desktop'  
package) just fine. Based on an issue reported by Phil Kime.

    * The Aquamacs application icon has been revised to look better in  
Leopard's Dock.

    * Many thanks for your donations since the last version was  
published. If you haven't done so lately, please consider making a  
donation to the project at http://aquamacs.org/donate. Your donations  
are essential in keeping the project going--we have no other source of  
income from Aquamacs. We'd like to do great things with Aquamacs, but  
that'll only happen with your support.

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