From: Carsten Dominik <email@example.com> To: emacs-org List <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Release 6.25 Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 16:12:27 +0200 [thread overview] Message-ID: <68B9F9FF-E8DB-45B4-A224-9806B834212C@gmail.com> (raw) Dear all, I am releasing version 6.25 of Emacs Org-mode. It has been almost a month, and I feel that this release is really packed with good stuff, so please read the release notes carefully. Enjoy! - Carsten Changes in Version 6.25 ======================== Major new features ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DocBook export =============== We now do have a fully functional DocBook exporter, contributed by Baoqiu Cui. Simple press `C-c e D' to export the current file to DocBook format. You can also get direct conversion to PDF if you have made the correct setup, please see the manual for details. Kudos to Baoqiu for this fantastic addition, and my personal thanks for doing this in a such a smooth way that I did not have to do anything myself. Protocols for external access to Emacs and Org =============================================== /org-protocol.el/ is a new module that supersedes both /org-annotation-helper.el/ and /org-browser.el/ and replaces them with a more abstracted interface. /org-protocol/ intercepts calls from emacsclient to trigger custom actions without external dependencies. Only one protocol has to be configured with your external applications or the operating system, to trigger an arbitrary number of custom actions. Just register your custom sub-protocol and handler with the new variable `org-protocol-protocol-alist'. org-protocol comes the with three standard protocol handlers (in parenthesis the name of the sub-protocol): `org-protocol-remember' (`remember'): Trigger remember `org-protocol-store-link' (`store-link'): Store a link `org-protocol-open-source' (`open-source'): Find the local source of a remote web page. Passing data to emacs is now as easy as calling emacsclient org-protocol://sub-protocol://data For more information see the [online documentation] Thanks to Sebastian Rose for this really beautiful module. [online documentation]: http://orgmode.org/worg/org-contrib/org-protocol.php Inline tasks ============= Inline tasks are tasks that have all the properties of normal outline nodes, including the ability to store meta data like scheduling dates, TODO state, tags and properties. But these tasks are not meant to introduce additional outline structure, at least as far as visibility cycling and export is concerned. They are useful for adding tasks in extensive pieces of text where interruption of the flow or restructuring is unwanted. This feature is not turned on by default, you need to configure `org-modules' to turn it on, or simply add to you .emacs file: (require 'org-inlinetask) After that, tasks with level 15 (30 stars when using org-odd-levels-only) will be treated as inline tasks, and fontification will make obvious which tasks are treated in this way. Input from RSS feeds ===================== Org can now collect tasks from an RSS feed, a great method to get stuff from online call and note-taking services into your trusted system. You need to configure the feeds in the variable `org-feed-alist'. The manual contains a short description, more detailed information is [available on Worg]. Full credit goes to Brad Bozarth who really [paved the way] for this exciting new feature. [available on Worg]: http://orgmode.org/worg/org-contrib/org-feed.php [paved the way]: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode/12251 Export ~~~~~~~ Allow modification of table attributes in HTML export ====================================================== The #+ATTR_HTML line can now be used to set attributes for a table. Attributes listed in that line will replace existing attributes in `org-export-html-table-tag', or will add new ones. For example #+ATTR_HTML: border="2" rules="all" frame="all" #+CAPTION: Finally a table with lines! | a | b | |---|---| | 1 | 2 | LaTeX low levels are now exported as itemize lists =================================================== LaTeX export now treats hierarchy levels 4,5, etc as itemize lists, not as description lists as before. This is more consistent with the behavior of HTML export. You can configure this behavior using the variable `org-export-latex-low-levels'. Markup for centering. ====================== Text can be exported centered with #+BEGIN_CENTER Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler #+END_CENTER Sitemap file is now /sitemap.org/ ================================== Org-publish can produce a list of all files in a project. Previously the file containing this list was called "index.org", really a brain-dead default because during publication it would overwrite the "index.html" file of the website. The default file name is now "sitemap.org" Protect explicit target links in HTML export ============================================= If a link is `[[#name] [desc]]', the href produced when exporting the file will be exactly href="#name". So starting a link target with # will indicate that there will be an explicit target for this. HTML export: Allow "- ___" to explicitly terminate a list ========================================================== If a list contains "- ___" (three underscores) as an item, this terminates the list, ignoring this item. This is an experimental feature, it may disappear again if we find other ways to deal with literal examples right after lists. See [this mailing list thread] for context. [this mailing list thread]: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode/12299/focus%3D12312 Agenda ~~~~~~~ Changing the time of an entry from the agenda ============================================== We now have a way to change not only the date, but also the start time of an entry from the agenda. The date is normally changed with S-right/left. Now, if you add a C-u prefix, the hour will be changed. If you immediately press S-right/left again, hours will continue to be changed. A double prefix will do the same for minutes. If the entry has a time range like 14:40-16:00, then both times will change, preserving the length of the appointment. Show saved PDF agenda view with prefix arg =========================================== When writing an agenda view to a PDF file, supplying a a prefix argument (`C-u C-x C-w') will get the new file displayed immediately. This was a request by Alan E Davis. Filter for entries with no effort defined ========================================== During secondary agenda filtering, pressing "?" now will install a filter that selects entries which do not have an effort defined. This new model was necessary because we needed to stop interpreting entries with no effort defines as 0 effort. This was inconsistent, because for normal agenda sorting, the treatment of these entries depends on the variable `org-sort-agenda-noeffort-is-high'. Now this variable is also respected during filtering. This new feature resulted from a [discussion] with Matt Lundin and Bernt Hansen. [discussion]: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode/12493 Introduce user-defined sorting operators ========================================= The new variable `org-agenda-cmp-user-defined' can contain a function to test how two entries should be compared during sorting. The symbols `user-defined-up' and `user-defined-down' can then be part of any sorting strategy. This was a request by Samuel Wales. Indentation of subitems in the agenda ====================================== When a tags/property match does match an entry and it's sublevels, the sublevels used to be indented by dots, to indicate that the matches likely result from tag inheritance. This is now no longer the default, so the subitems will not get special indentation. You can get this behavior back with (setq org-tags-match-list-sublevels 'indented) Stuck projects search now searches subtrees of unstuck projects ================================================================ When, during a stuck-project search, a project tree is identified as not stuck, so far the search would continue after the end of the project tree. From now on, the search continues in the subtree, so that stuck subprojects can still be identified. Miscellaneous ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Citations: Use RefTeX to insert citations ========================================== RefTeX can now be used to create a citation in Org-mode buffers. Setup the buffer with #+BIBLIOGRAPHY: bibbase style and create citations with `C-c C-x ['. Together with org-exp-bibtex.el by Taru Karttunen (available as a contributed package), this provides a great environment for including citations into HTML and LaTeX documents. Changing time ranges as a block ================================ When using the S-cursor keys to change the first time in a time range like <2009-04-01 Wed 14:40-16:40> then the end time will change along, so that the duration of the event will stay the same. This was a request by Anupam Sengupta. New sparse tree command ======================== A new sparse tree command shows entries with times after a certain date. Keys are `C-c / a', this command is for symmetry with `C-c / b'. Cloning tasks ============== A new command allows to create clone copies of the current entry, with shifted dates in all stamps in the entry. This is useful to create, for example, a series of entries for a limited time period. I am using it to prepare lectures, for example. New face for checkboxes ======================== Checkboxes now have their own face, `org-checkbox'. This can be used for nice effects, for example choosing a face with a box around it: (custom-set-faces (org-checkbox ((t (:background "#444444" :foreground "white" :box (:line-width 1 :style released-button))))) M-a and M-e for navigation in a table field ============================================ In tables fields, the sentence commands `M-a' and `M-e' are redefined to jump to the beginning or end of the field. This was a request by Bastien Guerry. Backup files for remember buffers ================================== Sometimes users report that they lost data when not immediately storing a new remember note, and then later exiting Emacs or starting a new remember process. Now you can set the variable `org-remember-backup-directory'. Each remember buffer created will then get its own unique file name in that directory, and the file will be removed only if the storing of the note to an Org files was successful. org-mac-message.el: New functions to access flagged mail ========================================================= Christopher Suckling has added functionality to /org-mac-message.el/. In particular, you can now select a number of messages and easily get links to all of them with a single command. For details, see the [online documentation]. [online documentation]: http://orgmode.org/worg/org-contrib/org-mac-message.php Read-date: New hook ==================== The new hook `org-read-date-minibuffer-setup-hook' is called when setting up the minibuffer for reading a date. If can be used to install new keys into the temporary keymap used there.
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