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Emacs 27.1 Windows Binaries -- testing wanted

From: phillip . lord
Subject: Emacs 27.1 Windows Binaries -- testing wanted
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2020 18:49:03 +0100
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Just to follow up on this, I have put windows binaries for Emacs 27.1 onto alpha. I am hoping for someone to install and try them before I promote to the main release site. I don't use windows myself and can do no more than cursory "does it launch" testing.

If anyone has used them, can you respond to this message!


On 2020-08-12 13:01, phillip.lord@russet.org.uk wrote:
Binaries for Windows have been placed on alpha.


Once a few people have confirmed that they are working okay, I will
promote them to main.


On 2020-08-11 00:00, Nicolas Petton wrote:

Version 27.1 of the Emacs text editor is now available.

For more information on Emacs, see:

You can retrieve the source from your nearest GNU mirror by using one
of the following links:

You can get the PGP signatures at

The tarball is signed with the following GPG key, which can be found on
public PGP key servers:


To retrieve the key from a PGP key server, evaluate

  gpg --keyserver hkp://keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys

You can choose a mirror explicitly from the list at:

Mirrors may take some time to update; the main GNU ftp server is at:

Emacs 27.1 has a wide variety of new features, including:

  - Built-in support for arbitrary-size integers
  - Text shaping with HarfBuzz
  - Native support for JSON parsing
  - Better support for Cairo drawing
  - Portable dumping used instead of unexec
  - Support for XDG conventions for init files
  - Additional early-init initialization file
  - Lexical-binding is used by default
  - Built-in support for tab bar and tab-line
  - Support for resizing and rotating of images without ImageMagick

There are many more changes; for a summary see the etc/NEWS file, which
you can view from Emacs with `C-h n'.

For the complete list of changes and the people who made them, see the
various ChangeLog files in the source distribution.  For a summary of
all the people who have contributed to Emacs, see the etc/AUTHORS file.

The online manuals and website will be updated shortly.

Printed copies of the Emacs manual are available for purchase from the
Free Software Foundation's online store at:


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