Commit e9fb9691 authored by Paul Eggert's avatar Paul Eggert

* etc/NEWS.26: Copy from emacs-26/etc/NEWS.

parent aa754246
......@@ -24,12 +24,15 @@ When you add a new item, use the appropriate mark if you are sure it applies,
* Installation Changes in Emacs 26.1
---
** By default libgnutls is now required when building Emacs.
Use 'configure --with-gnutls=no' to build even when GnuTLS is missing.
---
** GnuTLS version 2.12.2 or later is now required, instead of merely
version 2.6.6 or later.
+++
** The new option 'configure --with-mailutils' causes Emacs to rely on
GNU Mailutils to retrieve email. It is recommended, and is the
default if GNU Mailutils is installed. When --with-mailutils is not
......@@ -39,12 +42,14 @@ via insecure channels. To avoid this problem, use either
--with-mailutils or --without-pop when configuring; --without-pop
is the default on platforms other than native MS-Windows.
---
** The new option 'configure --enable-gcc-warnings=warn-only' causes
GCC to issue warnings without stopping the build. This behavior is
now the default in developer builds. As before, use
'--disable-gcc-warnings' to suppress GCC's warnings, and
'--enable-gcc-warnings' to stop the build if GCC issues warnings.
---
** When GCC warnings are enabled, '--enable-check-lisp-object-type' is
now enabled by default when configuring.
......@@ -62,6 +67,7 @@ configure option '--disable-libsystemd'.
(If your Emacs is installed in a non-standard location, you may
need to copy the emacs.service file to eg ~/.config/systemd/user/)
---
** New configure option '--disable-build-details' attempts to build an
Emacs that is more likely to be reproducible; that is, if you build
and install Emacs twice, the second Emacs is a copy of the first.
......@@ -80,11 +86,13 @@ linked to Little CMS exposes color management functions in Lisp: the
color metrics 'lcms-cie-de2000' and 'lcms-cam02-ucs', as well as
functions for conversion to and from CIE CAM02 and CAM02-UCS.
---
** The configure option '--with-gameuser' now defaults to 'no',
as this appears to be the most common configuration in practice.
When it is 'no', the shared game directory and the auxiliary program
update-game-score are no longer needed and are not installed.
---
** Emacs no longer works on IRIX. We expect that Emacs users are not
affected by this, as SGI stopped supporting IRIX in December 2013.
......@@ -423,19 +431,28 @@ You can enable this by customizing 'mwheel-tilt-scroll-p'. If you
want to reverse the direction of the scroll, customize
'mwheel-flip-direction'.
** Emacsclient changes
+++
** Emacsclient has a new option '-u' / '--suppress-output'.
*** Emacsclient has a new option '-u' / '--suppress-output'.
This option suppresses display of return values from the server
process.
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** Emacsclient has a new option '-T' / '--tramp'.
*** Emacsclient has a new option '-T' / '--tramp'.
This helps with using a local Emacs session as the server for a remote
emacsclient. With appropriate setup, one can now set the EDITOR
environment variable on a remote machine to emacsclient, and
use the local Emacs to edit remote files via Tramp. See the node
"(emacs) emacsclient Options" in the user manual for the details.
+++
*** Emacsclient now accepts command-line options in ALTERNATE_EDITOR
and '--alternate-editor'. For example, ALTERNATE_EDITOR="emacs -Q -nw".
Arguments may be quoted "like this", so that for example an absolute
path containing a space may be specified; quote escaping is not
supported.
---
** New user option 'dig-program-options' and extended functionality
for DNS-querying functions 'nslookup-host', 'dns-lookup-host',
......@@ -488,13 +505,7 @@ line-number display in a window can use the new function
Users and developers are encouraged to switch to this new feature
instead.
+++
** emacsclient now accepts command-line options in ALTERNATE_EDITOR
and '--alternate-editor'. For example, ALTERNATE_EDITOR="emacs -Q -nw".
Arguments may be quoted "like this", so that for example an absolute
path containing a space may be specified; quote escaping is not
supported.
---
** The new user option 'arabic-shaper-ZWNJ-handling' controls how to
handle ZWNJ in Arabic text rendering.
......@@ -587,6 +598,7 @@ Negative prefix arg flips the direction of selection. Also,
defun are selected unless they are separated from the defun by a blank
line.
---
** New command 'replace-buffer-contents'.
This command replaces the contents of the accessible portion of the
current buffer with the contents of the accessible portion of a
......@@ -691,6 +703,10 @@ A new option 'ediff-show-ancestor' and a new toggle
*** Key 'U' is bound to 'Buffer-menu-unmark-all' and key 'M-DEL' is
bound to 'Buffer-menu-unmark-all-buffers'.
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** hideshow mode got four key bindings that are analogous to outline
mode bindings: 'C-c @ C-a', 'C-c @ C-t', 'C-c @ C-d', and 'C-c @ C-e'.
** bs
---
......@@ -719,7 +735,6 @@ method is an NNTP select method.
added: 'C-c C-s C-m C-m'.
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*** In 'message-citation-line-format' the '%Z' format is now the time
zone name instead of the numeric form. The '%z' format continues to
be the numeric form. The new behavior is compatible with
......@@ -835,6 +850,14 @@ code.
'eshell-input-filter-initial-space' to ignore adding commands prefixed
with blank space to eshell history.
** EUDC
---
*** Backward compatibility support for BBDB versions less than 3
(i.e., BBDB 2.x) is deprecated and will likely be removed in the next
major release of Emacs. Users of BBDB 2.x should plan to upgrade to
BBDB 3.x.
** eww
+++
......@@ -982,6 +1005,7 @@ there are now top-level domains added all the time. Message will no
longer warn about sending emails to top-level domains it hasn't heard
about.
---
*** 'message-beginning-of-line' (bound to 'C-a') understands folded headers.
In 'visual-line-mode' it will look for the true beginning of a header
while in non-'visual-line-mode' it will move the point to the indented
......@@ -1135,6 +1159,10 @@ This is done with the help of 'c-or-c++-mode' function which analyses
contents of the buffer to determine whether it's a C or C++ source
file.
---
** New option 'cpp-message-min-time-interval' to allow user control
of progress messages in cpp.el.
---
** New DNS mode command 'dns-mode-ipv6-to-nibbles' to convert IPv6 addresses
to a format suitable for reverse lookup zone files.
......@@ -1188,8 +1216,10 @@ the previous behavior.
* New Modes and Packages in Emacs 26.1
---
** New Elisp data-structure library 'radix-tree'.
---
** New library 'xdg' with utilities for some XDG standards and specs.
** HTML
......@@ -1199,14 +1229,18 @@ the previous behavior.
mode for *.html files. This mode handles indentation,
fontification, and commenting for embedded JavaScript and CSS.
---
** New mode 'conf-toml-mode' is a sub-mode of 'conf-mode', specialized
for editing TOML files.
---
** New mode 'conf-desktop-mode' is a sub-mode of 'conf-unix-mode',
specialized for editing freedesktop.org desktop entries.
---
** New minor mode 'pixel-scroll-mode' provides smooth pixel-level scrolling.
---
** New major mode 'less-css-mode' (a minor variant of 'css-mode') for
editing Less files.
......@@ -1244,10 +1278,6 @@ binding syntax as 'and-let*'.
mode to send the same escape sequences that xterm does. This makes
things like 'forward-word' in readline work.
---
** hideshow mode got four key bindings that are analogous to outline
mode bindings: 'C-c @ C-a', 'C-c @ C-t', 'C-c @ C-d', and 'C-c @ C-e'.
---
** Customizable variable 'query-replace-from-to-separator'
now doesn't propertize the string value of the separator.
......@@ -1666,7 +1696,7 @@ job of signaling list cycles instead of looping indefinitely.
+++
** The new functions 'make-nearby-temp-file' and 'temporary-file-directory'
can be used for creation of temporary files of remote or mounted directories.
can be used for creation of temporary files on remote or mounted directories.
+++
** On GNU platforms when operating on a local file, 'file-attributes'
......@@ -1694,7 +1724,7 @@ operating recursively and when some other process deletes the directory
or its files before 'delete-directory' gets to them.
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*** New error type 'user-search-failed' like 'search-failed' but
** New error type 'user-search-failed' like 'search-failed' but
avoids debugger like 'user-error'.
+++
......@@ -1796,6 +1826,11 @@ handle fitting a frame to its buffer individually.
'drag-with-mode-line', 'snap-width', 'top-visible' and 'bottom-visible'
allow to drag and resize frames with the mouse.
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**** 'minibuffer' is now set to the default minibuffer window when
initially specified as nil and is not reset to nil when initially
specifying a minibuffer window.
*** The new function 'frame-list-z-order' returns a list of all frames
in Z (stacking) order.
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