Aquamacs Emacs 1.6 released

January 15, 2009 in iOS Development (F)

[] Cincinnati, Ohio - The Aquamacs Project is proud to announce the release of Aquamacs Emacs 1.6, the leading Mac-friendly variant of the widely-used editor Emacs. It is a versatile, fast and mature editor for source code, web pages, typesetting documents and all other forms of text. Emacs is a text editor of legendary flexibility and has made millions of programmers and writers very productive. Numerous packages allow users to extend its functionality.

Aquamacs is adapted to the Mac's "Aqua" user interface. That means more than just the fact that this version of Emacs runs as a standard OS X application. Earlier versions of Emacs also had an enormously complex user interface. That is different in Aquamacs, which behaves the way Mac users expect. Aquamacs looks good and integrates well with other applications on the Mac. Normal OS X keyboard commands are offered along with the extended Emacs ones. No complicated installation is needed. Yet it's still a real Emacs with all the ergonomy and extensibility that this world-class editor is famous for.

Aquamacs Emacs 1.6 includes the following improvements:
* Tabs are now on by default in new installations.
* Colors and fonts for different editing modes are now easier to customize.
* Word wrap now conforms to standard Mac conventions.
* Additional and updated editing modes (Wikipedia, Python, etc.).
* Can now open files directly from Terminal.
* Improved zoom and full-screen editing function.
* Additional bug fixes and feature enhancements.

Founded by the father of Free Software, Richard M. Stallman, Emacs has a long history that began some thirty years ago. He is helped by a group of volunteers. Aquamacs includes the latest GNU Emacs and is maintained by David Reitter and his team of enthusiastic users, Mac lovers and Emacs experts.

Aquamacs is Free Software and open-source. It is a universal binary, supporting both PPC and Intel, and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or newer to run.

The Aquamacs Project


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