Topic: [news] Emacs 26.1 and Vim 8.1
Emacs 26.1 https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emac 00765.html Highlights of this release include: - 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 Vim 8.1 https://www.vim.org/vim-8.1-released.php The main new feature of Vim 8.1 is support for running a terminal in a Vim window. This builds on top of the asynchronous features added in Vim 8.0. The terminal window can be used for many purposes, here are a few examples: Run a command, such as "make", while continuing to edit in other windows. The progress of the command can be observed, the terminal window is continuously updated. Run a shell where you can execute a series of commands. Use the new terminal debugger plugin for debugging inside Vim. This is especially useful over an ssh connection, when opening other terminals is not possible or impractical. I use this to fix problems in Vim when traveling.