GNU Emacs 27.2 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu

GNU Emacs text editor 27.2 was released as a new maintenance release. Emacs 27.2 is a bug-fix release with no new features. According to the changelog, it changed the behavior of the user option ‘resize-mini-frames‘. If set to a non-nil value which isn’t a function, resize the mini frame using the new function ‘fit-mini-frame-to-buffer’ which… Continue reading GNU Emacs 27.2 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu

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GNU Emacs 26.3 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

GNU Emacs text editor 26.3 was released last night. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher. Emacs 26.3 is a maintenance release contains following changes: New GPG key for GNU ELPA package signature checking. New option ‘help-enable-completion-auto-load’, allows disabling the new feature introduced in Emacs 26.1 which loads files during completion of… Continue reading GNU Emacs 26.3 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

How to Install GNU Emacs 26.1 in Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, 18.10

This quick tutorial shows how to install the latest GNU Emacs 26.1 in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Linux Mint 18,x, 19.x, and their derivatives. While Ubuntu ships old versions in its universe repositories and don’t provide future updates, a stable PPA repository maintained by Kevin Kelley contains the 26.1 packages with mailutils, systemd,… Continue reading How to Install GNU Emacs 26.1 in Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, 18.10

How to Install GNU Emacs 25.1 in Ubuntu 16.04

GNU Emacs text editor finally reached the 25.1 release last night. Here’s how you can install it in Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 16.10. Emacs 25.1 release highlights: Emacs can now load shared/dynamic libraries (modules) Experimental support for Cairo drawing Enhanced network security (TLS/SSL certificate validity and the like) New minor mode ‘electric-quote-mode’ for using curved… Continue reading How to Install GNU Emacs 25.1 in Ubuntu 16.04

Emacs 24.4 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu 14.04

Last updated on November 1st, 2014 GNU Emacs has finally reached version 24.4 with many new features and improvements. The most notable is that the text editor brings a built-in web browser. GNU Emacs is the most popular and most ported Emacs text editor, and it was created by Richard Stallman for the GNU Project.… Continue reading Emacs 24.4 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu 14.04