A great operating system,
lacking only that offers a decent editor (evil)
Very Very Brief Releases History
- Emacs 26.1 - Released May 28, 2018
- Limited form of concurrency with Lisp threads.
- Support for optional display of line numbers in the buffer.
- Emacs now uses double buffering to reduce flicker on the X Window System.
- Flymake has been completely redesigned.
- TRAMP has a new connection method for Google Drive.
- New single-line horizontal scrolling mode.
- A systemd user unit file is provided.
- Support for 24-bit colors on capable text terminals.
- Emacs 25.1 - Released September 17, 2016
- Support for loading shared/dynamic libraries (modules).
- Validation of TLS/SSL certificates.
- New minor mode 'electric-quote-mode' for using curved quotes.
- Character folding support in isearch.
- el. Support for embedding native widgets inside Emacs buffers.
- New and improved facilities for inserting Unicode characters.
- 1.0 ??? - GNU Emacs, was originally written in 1984.
- 0.x?? - Emacs was originally implemented in 1976
- the MIT AI Lab's Incompatible Timesharing System (ITS), as a collection of TECO macros.