GNU Emacs 24

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GNU Emacs major version 24 is expected to release in 2012.

Major Changes

Package Management

Emacs now ship with a Package Management package, An official package repository is also setup by GNU, you can also add more repository.

Lexical scope in Emacs Lisp

Emacs can now eval code in lexical scope, user has to explicit choose bewteen Lexical scope or Dynamic scope by set variable lexical-binding, Dynamci scope is still the default.

Custom color themes

Emacs now has a native Theme customization support.

Further reading

  • GNU Emacs News, accessed by [c-h n] (or M-x view-emacs-news) in Emacs.