[OS X Emacs] Announcement: release of beta version of Aquamacs 3.6

David Reitter david.reitter at gmail.com
Sun Jun 6 15:47:44 EDT 2021

Excellent! Thanks for your hard work on this.

On Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 15:47 Win Treese <treese at acm.org> wrote:

> I am pleased to announce a beta release of Aquamacs 3.6, available at
> https://aquamacs.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/Aquamacs-3.6-beta.dmg
> This release has fixes for many of the reported crashes and other bugs,
> particularly for crashes on Catalina and Big Sur. Aquamacs now prompts for
> needed permissions. The Aquamacs app is now fully signed and notarized by
> Apple. Several of the bundled Emacs Lisp packages have been updated to more
> recent versions, most notably AUCTeX.
> This version also include native support for libxml2 as well as JPEG and
> SVG images.
> This release is compiled to run on any Mac OS version from El Capitan
> (10.11) forward.
> At the moment, the 3.6 is compiled only for the x86 architecture. It seems
> to run fine on Apple Silicon system with Rosetta. I'm going to try building
> it on Apple Silicon during the beta period.
> Known problems:
> - The help system doesn't work properly at first. Usually, Mac OS seems to
> build an index for it that works later. The out-of-the-box setup should
> work better in the final version of 3.6.
> For anyone interested in hacking on Aquamacs or building it themselves,
> the build system has been refactored somewhat to make it easier to build
> for personal use. Look in the aquamacs/build directory to find the scripts
> that do the work.
> If there are no major issues, I expect the final release of 3.6 to be in
> late June or early July.
> Aquamacs 3.6 will likely be the last release based on Emacs 25. Beyond
> 3.6, Aquamacs will be updated to run with a fairly recent version of Emacs
> 27 or Emacs 28, depending on when the development catches up. The merge to
> catch up with current Emacs will probably take a while, although there's
> been a lot of behind-the-scenes work to set the stage for that.
> Please report any problems by email to aquamacs-bugs at aquamacs.org, or on
> github at https://github.com/aquamacs-emacs/aquamacs-emacs/issues.
> Some of you have asked about donations. Thanks for your interest in
> supporting Aquamacs development. The project paused donations with the
> change in maintainers, and something new may be set up after the 3.6 final
> release is available. If you would like to be notified about that, please
> email me separately.
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