A newer, better Emacs

Tech brief

The Free Software Foundation has announced that the new version of Emacs has been released, the first major new release of this open-source line editor in five years. New for Version 2.2 is support for the GIMP toolkit, larger buffers, drag-and-drop support for X-Windowing and customizable window fringes. A number of new modules and packages are also included in the release, including support for Calc, Grep, Reveal, longlines, Python and DNS mode. To download the source, go to GCN.com/790.

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