Re: [R] Offtopic: emacs 23, was kate editor for R

From: Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz_at_comcast.net>
Date: Sat 20 Jan 2007 - 17:14:26 GMT

Re-sending to the list as I just got nailed by the "too many recipients" issue...

On Sat, 2007-01-20 at 11:05 -0600, Marc Schwartz wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-01-20 at 17:37 +0100, Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> > Ramon Diaz-Uriarte wrote:
> > > Hi Marc,
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks a lot for the detailed explanation! I'll give it a try. (But
> > > still, why emacs23? what is missing in v. 21 that you get in 23?).
> > >
> > > Best,
> > >
> > > R.
> > >
> > Ability to load files with UTF-8 characters in the name? (This is pretty
> > maddening if you find yourself with such a beast.)
> >
> > BTW, any inkling when/whether this is heading for Fedora N?

Peter,

21.4 is what is presently in the FC7 development trunk (aka rawhide), so I would not expect to see it as a mainstream offering for some time.

Needless to say, 23 is still alpha, so the FC timeline is likely more dependent on the upstream timeline to bring 23 to a stable release.

Bill Nottingham at RH recently posted this summary of planned key updates to FC7:

http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-January/msg00091.html

and based upon subsequent communications, there has been at least one addition, which is the previously discussed replacement of teTeX with TeXLive:

  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/FeatureTexLive

BTW, for the Ubuntu users in the audience, I happened to come across these sites:

  http://peadrop.com/blog/2007/01/06/pretty-emacs/

  http://debs.peadrop.com/dists/edgy/backports/

HTH, Marc



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