This document represents a proposed Change. As part of the Changes
process, proposals are publicly announced in order to receive
community feedback. This proposal will only be implemented if approved
by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee.
== Summary ==
Update GNU Emacs to 28.1 release. This release includes a wide variety
of new features, including native compilation of Lisp files.
== Owner ==
* Name: [[User:Bhavin192| Bhavin Gandhi]]
* Email: bhavin192(a)fedoraproject.org
== Detailed Description ==
The Emacs package will be updated to 28.1 release of GNU Emacs. This
will have native compilation feature enabled, and will package
additional natively compiled Lisp files.
== Benefit to Fedora ==
This major version of Emacs has bugfixes and new features which also
improve the overall speed of Emacs.
== Scope ==
* Proposal owners: Upgrade the Emacs package to 28.1
* Other developers: N/A
* Release engineering: N/A (not needed for this Change)
* Policies and guidelines: N/A (not needed for this Change)
* Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)
* Alignment with Objectives: N/A
== Upgrade/compatibility impact ==
Users might see some warnings while their installed Emacs packages get
natively compiled after first launch post the upgrade. These warnings
won't break any functionality, though the users are encouraged to
update their Emacs packages.
== How To Test ==
# Run dnf update emacs
# Open Emacs and check if inbuilt functionalities and packages work as indented.
== User Experience ==
* Lisp files are natively compiled, this results in speed improvements
for most of the functionalities
* Much improved display of Emoji and Emoji sequences
* New system for documenting groups of functions
== Dependencies ==
== Contingency Plan ==
* Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a
System Wide Change)
* Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
* Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), No
== Documentation ==
== Release Notes ==
The upstream release notes are available at
These can also be accessed from within Emacs by doing `C-h n`.
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