Emacs 24.4 released

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Emacs 24.4 released

Glenn Morris-3

Version 24.4 of the Emacs text editor is now available.

For more information on Emacs, see:
  http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/

You can retrieve the source from your nearest GNU mirror by using one
of the following links:
  http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/emacs/emacs-24.4.tar.xz
  http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/emacs/emacs-24.4.tar.gz

Or choose a mirror explicitly from the list at:
  http://www.gnu.org/prep/ftp.html

Mirrors may take some time to update; the main GNU ftp server is at:
  http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/


Highlights of this release include:

  - A built-in web browser (M-x eww)

  - Improved multi-monitor and fullscreen support

  - "Electric" indentation is enabled by default

  - Support for saving and restoring the state of frames and windows

  - Emacs Lisp packages can now be digitally signed

  - A new "advice" mechanism for Emacs Lisp

  - File notification support

  - Pixel-based resizing for frames and windows

  - Support for menus in text terminals

  - A new rectangular mark mode (C-x SPC)

There are many more changes; for a summary see the etc/NEWS file,
which you can view from Emacs with `C-h n'.

For the complete list of changes and the people who made them, see the
various ChangeLog files in the source distribution.  For a summary
of all the people who have contributed to Emacs, see the etc/AUTHORS file.


Printed copies of the Emacs manual are available for purchase from the
Free Software Foundation's online store at:
  http://shop.fsf.org/product/emacs-manual/

(The version on sale is updated for Emacs 24.2, but it remains a great
reference book for current Emacs, and buying a copy is a great way to
support the work of the FSF.)