Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Jun 2007 16:41 UTC, submitted by Witold Wasilewski
General Development On June 2nd 2007, a new version of GNU Emacs has been released. Emacs version 22 includes GTK+ toolkit support, enhanced mouse support, a new keyboard macro system, improved Unicode support, drag-and-drop operation on X, as well as many new modes and packages including a graphical user interface to GDB, Python mode, the mathematical tool Calc, the remote file editing system Tramp, and more.
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RE: Great news
by JohnMG on Tue 5th Jun 2007 05:19 UTC in reply to "Great news"
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2005-07-06

As for the key bindings, forget all that madness and use CUA (standard Windows/KDE/Gnome keyboards).

Alas, I think there's method to the madness. It's funny, but once you learn the key combos, and you become less dependent on the Home/End/PgUp/PgDn keys, the Emacs keys get very fast and comfortable. Add to that, Emacs shares many of the same keys as bash, so using the two together is very comfortable.

One great Emacs/bash moment is when you're in the shell, and you want to run a command that's somewhere in your bash history. You start hitting the up arrow... then you try C-p... then it hits you: C-r. And then there's no going back after that. ;)

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RE[2]: Great news
by IceCubed on Tue 5th Jun 2007 06:14 in reply to "RE: Great news"
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RE[2]: Great news
by abraxas on Tue 5th Jun 2007 15:58 in reply to "RE: Great news"
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2005-07-07

One great Emacs/bash moment is when you're in the shell, and you want to run a command that's somewhere in your bash history. You start hitting the up arrow... then you try C-p... then it hits you: C-r. And then there's no going back after that. ;)

Thank god VI users like myself can change that behavior quite easily to VI bindings.

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