[OS X Emacs] Aquamacs Emacs 1.6 released

David Reitter david.reitter at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 09:14:26 EST 2009

Text and Code Editor Aquamacs Emacs 1.6 Released

The Aquamacs Project is proud to announce the release of Aquamacs  
Emacs 1.6, the leading Mac-friendly variant of the widely-used editor  
Emacs. It is a versatile, fast and mature editor for source code, web  
pages, typesetting documents and all other forms of text. Emacs is a  
text editor of legendary flexibility and has made millions of  
programmers and writers very productive. Numerous packages allow users  
to extend its functionality.

Aquamacs is adapted to the Mac's "Aqua" user interface. That means  
more than just the fact that this version of Emacs runs as a standard  
OS X application. Earlier versions of Emacs also had an enormously  
complex user interface. That is different in Aquamacs, which behaves  
the way Mac users expect. Aquamacs looks good and integrates well with  
other applications on the Mac. Normal OS X keyboard commands are  
offered along with the extended Emacs ones. No complicated  
installation is needed. Yet it's still a real Emacs with all the  
ergonomy and extensibility that this world-class editor is famous for.

Aquamacs Emacs 1.6 includes the following improvements:

* Tabs are now on by default in new installations.

* Colors and fonts for different editing modes are now easier to  

* Word wrap now conforms to standard Mac conventions.

* Additional and updated editing modes (Wikipedia, Python, etc.).

* Can now open files directly from Terminal.

* Improved zoom and full-screen editing function.

* Additional bug fixes and feature enhancements.

The full list of changes is available at http://aquamacs.org/download.shtml#changelog

Founded by the father of Free Software, Richard M. Stallman, Emacs has  
a long history that began some thirty years ago. Emacs has now a  
thriving community of volunteer developers. Aquamacs includes the  
latest GNU Emacs and is maintained by David Reitter and his team of  
enthusiastic users, Mac lovers and Emacs experts.

Aquamacs is Free Software and open-source. It is a universal binary,  
supporting both PPC and Intel, and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or newer to  
run. Downloads and more information are available at http:// 
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