[ESS] ESS 18.10.2 released

Vincent Goulet vincent@goulet @ending from me@com
Tue Nov 13 15:52:54 CET 2018

Please be advised that my Emacs Modified distributions are up-to-date:

- macOS https://vigou3.gitlab.io/emacs-modified-macos/
- Windows https://vigou3.gitlab.io/emacs-modified-windows/


- ESS 18.10.2 (patched to include the *.el files in the distribution)
- Org 9.1.14

User visible changes

Polymode is removed from the distribution. See
https://polymode.github.io/ to install the package.



> Le 10 nov. 2018 à 06:24, Martin Maechler <maechler using stat.math.ethz.ch> a écrit :
> Dear ESS users,
> The ESS Core team has worked on minor glitches found in the
> 18.10-1 patch release, glitches mostly related to 'make
> install' etc,  but see also the "changes" mentioned below (and
> in the accompanying documentation).
> Download from "Downloads" on https://ess.r-project.org/
> (or if you already know how to verify the gpg-signed archives,
> directly from https://stat.ethz.ch/ESS/downloads/ess/?C=M;O=D )
> For the complete list of (documented) new features and bug
> fixes, read the following (beginning of file 'ANNOUNCE') to the end.
> In the name of the ESS core team, with thanks to all helpers,
> notably by github pull requests, 
> Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
> ****************
> The ESS Developers proudly announce the release of ESS 18.10.2
>   Emacs Speaks Statistics (ESS) provides an intelligent, consistent
> interface between the user and the software.  ESS interfaces with
> R/S-PLUS, SAS, BUGS/JAGS, Stata and other statistical analysis packages
> under the UNIX, GNU Linux, Microsoft Windows, macOS and other operating
> systems.  ESS is a package for the GNU Emacs and XEmacs text editors
> whose features ESS uses to streamline the creation and use of
> statistical software.  ESS knows the syntax and grammar of statistical
> analysis packages and provides consistent display and editing features
> based on that knowledge.  ESS assists in interactive and batch execution
> of statements written in these statistical analysis languages.
>   ESS is freely available under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
> Please read the file COPYING which comes with the distribution, for more
> information about the license.  For more detailed information, please
> read the README files that come with ESS.
> 1.1 Getting the Latest Version
> ==============================
> ESS supports GNU Emacs versions 24.3 and newer.
>   ESS is most likely to work with current/recent versions of the
> following statistical packages: R/S-PLUS, SAS, Stata, OpenBUGS and JAGS.
>   To build the PDF documentation, you will need a version of TeX Live
> or texinfo that includes texi2dvi.
>   There are two main methods used for installing ESS. You may install
> from a third-party repository or from source code.  Once you install it,
> you must also activate or load ESS in each Emacs session, though
> installation from a third-party repository likely takes care of that for
> you.  See *note Activating and Loading ESS:: for more details.
> 1.2 Installing from a third-party repository
> ============================================
> ESS is packaged by many third party repositories.  Many GNU/Linux
> distributions package it, usually with the name "emacs-ess" or similar.
>   ESS is also available through Milkypostman’s Emacs Lisp Package
> Archive (MELPA), a popular repository for Emacs packages.  Instructions
> on how to do so are found on MELPA's website (https://melpa.org/).
> MELPA also hosts MELPA-stable with stable ESS builds.  You may choose
> between MELPA with the latest and greatest features (and bugs) or
> MELPA-stable, which may lag a bit behind but should be more stable.
>   After installing, users should make sure ESS is activated or loaded
> in each Emacs session.  See *note Activating and Loading ESS::.
> Depending on install method, this may be taken care of automatically.
> 1.3 Installing from source
> ==========================
> Stable versions of ESS are available at the ESS web page
> (https://ess.r-project.org) as a .tgz file or .zip file.  ESS releases
> are GPG-signed, you should check the signature by downloading the
> accompanying '.sig' file and doing:
>     gpg --verify ess-18.10.tgz.sig
>   Alternatively, you may download the git repository.  ESS is currently
> hosted on Github: <https://github.com/emacs-ess/ESS>.  'git clone
> https://github.com/emacs-ess/ESS.git' will download it to a new
> directory 'ESS' in the current working directory.
>   We will refer to the location of the ESS source files as
> '/path/to/ESS/' hereafter.
>   After installing, users should make sure they activate or load ESS in
> each Emacs session, see *note Activating and Loading ESS::
>   Optionally, compile elisp files, build the documentation, and the
> autoloads:
>     cd /path/to/ESS/
>     make
>   Without this step the documentation, reference card, and autoloads
> will not be available.  Uncompiled ESS will also run slower.
>   Optionally, you may make ESS available to all users of a machine by
> installing it site-wide.  To do so, run 'make install'.  You might need
> administrative privileges:
>     make install
>   The files are installed into '/usr/share/emacs' directory.  For this
> step to run correctly on macOS, you will need to adjust the 'PREFIX'
> path in 'Makeconf'.  The necessary code and instructions are commented
> in that file.
> 1.4 Activating and Loading ESS
> ==============================
> After installing ESS, you must activate or load it each Emacs session.
> ESS can be autoloaded, and if you used a third-party repository (such as
> your Linux distribution or MELPA) to install, you can likely skip this
> section and proceed directly to *note Check Installation::
>   Otherwise, you may need to add the path to ESS to 'load-path' with:
>     (add-to-list 'load-path "/path/to/ESS/lisp")
>   You then need to decide whether to take advantage of deferred loading
> (which will result in a faster Emacs startup time) or require ESS when
> Emacs is loaded.  To autoload ESS when needed (note that if installed
> from source, you must have run 'make'):
>     (load "ess-autoloads")
>   To require ESS on startup, you can either put
>     (require 'ess-site)
>   or
>     (require 'ess-r-mode)
>   In your configuration file, depending on whether you want all ESS
> features or only R related features.
> 1.5 Check Installation
> ======================
> Restart Emacs and check that ESS was loaded from a correct location with
> 'M-x ess-version'.
> 1.6 Current Features
> ====================
>   * Languages Supported:
>        * S family (R, S, and S+ AKA S-PLUS)
>        * SAS
>        * BUGS/JAGS
>        * Stata
>        * Julia
>   * Editing source code (S family, SAS, BUGS/JAGS, Stata, Julia)
>        * Syntactic indentation and highlighting of source code
>        * Partial evaluation of code
>        * Loading and error-checking of code
>        * Source code revision maintenance
>        * Batch execution (SAS, BUGS/JAGS)
>        * Use of imenu to provide links to appropriate functions
>   * Interacting with the process (S family, SAS, Stata, Julia)
>        * Command-line editing
>        * Searchable Command history
>        * Command-line completion of S family object names and file
>          names
>        * Quick access to object lists and search lists
>        * Transcript recording
>        * Interface to the help system
>   * Transcript manipulation (S family, Stata)
>        * Recording and saving transcript files
>        * Manipulating and editing saved transcripts
>        * Re-evaluating commands from transcript files
>   * Interaction with Help Pages and other Documentation (R)
>        * Fast Navigation
>        * Sending Examples to running ESS process.
>        * Fast Transfer to Further Help Pages
>   * Help File Editing (R)
>        * Syntactic indentation and highlighting of source code.
>        * Sending Examples to running ESS process.
>        * Previewing
> 1.7 Requirements
> ================
> ESS supports GNU Emacs versions 24.3 and newer.
>   ESS is most likely to work with current/recent versions of the
> following statistical packages: R/S-PLUS, SAS, Stata, OpenBUGS and JAGS.
>   To build the PDF documentation, you will need a version of TeX Live
> or texinfo that includes texi2dvi.
> 1.8 Mailing List
> ================
> There is a mailing list for discussions and announcements relating to
> ESS. Join the list by sending an e-mail with "subscribe ess-help" (or
> "help") in the body to <ess-help-request using r-project.org>; contributions
> to the list may be mailed to <ess-help using r-project.org>.  Rest assured,
> this is a fairly low-volume mailing list.
>   The purposes of the mailing list include
>   * helping users of ESS to get along with it.
>   * discussing aspects of using ESS on Emacs and XEmacs.
>   * suggestions for improvements.
>   * announcements of new releases of ESS.
>   * posting small patches to ESS.
> 1.9 Reporting Bugs
> ==================
> Please send bug reports, suggestions etc.  to <ESS-bugs using r-project.org>,
> or post them on our github issue tracker
> (https://github.com/emacs-ess/ESS/issues)
>   The easiest way to do this is within Emacs by typing
>   'M-x ess-submit-bug-report'
>   This also gives the maintainers valuable information about your
> installation which may help us to identify or even fix the bug.
>   If Emacs reports an error, backtraces can help us debug the problem.
> Type "M-x set-variable RET debug-on-error RET t RET". Then run the
> command that causes the error and you should see a *Backtrace* buffer
> containing debug information; send us that buffer.
>   Note that comments, suggestions, words of praise and large cash
> donations are also more than welcome.
> 1.10 Authors
> ============
>   * A.J. Rossini (mailto:blindglobe using gmail.com)
>   * Richard M. Heiberger (mailto:rmh using temple.edu)
>   * Kurt Hornik (mailto:Kurt.Hornik using R-project.org)
>   * Martin Maechler (mailto:maechler using stat.math.ethz.ch)
>   * Rodney A. Sparapani (mailto:rsparapa using mcw.edu)
>   * Stephen Eglen (mailto:stephen using gnu.org)
>   * Sebastian P. Luque (mailto:spluque using gmail.com)
>   * Henning Redestig (mailto:henning.red using googlemail.com)
>   * Vitalie Spinu (mailto:spinuvit using gmail.com)
>   * Lionel Henry (mailto:lionel.hry using gmail.com)
>   * J. Alexander Branham (mailto:alex.branham using gmail.com)
> 1.11 License
> ============
> The source and documentation of ESS is free software.  You can
> redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General
> Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
> version 2, or (at your option) any later version.
>   ESS is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
> ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
> FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License in
> the file COPYING in the same directory as this file for more details.
> 1.12 New Features
> =================
> Bug Fixes in 18.10.2:
>   * ESS[R] Fix namespace evaluation in non-installed packages.
>     Evaluation is directed into GlobalEnv as originally intended.
>   * 'Makefile' fixes, notably for 'make install' and including full
>     docs in the tarballs.
>   Bug Fixes in 18.10-1:
>   * New functions 'ess-eval-line-visibly-and-step' ('C-c C-n' and
>     'ess-eval-region-or-line-visibly-and-step' ('C-RET') which behave
>     as the old versions of 'ess-eval-line-and-step' and
>     'ess-eval-region-or-line-and-step'.
>   Changes and New Features in 18.10:
>   * This is the last release to support Emacs older than 25.1.  Going
>     forward, only GNU Emacs 25.1 and newer will be supported.  Soon
>     after this release, support for older Emacs versions will be
>     dropped from the git master branch.  Note that MELPA uses the git
>     master branch to produce ESS snapshots, so if you are using Emacs <
>     25.1 from MELPA and are unable to upgrade, you should switch to
>     MELPA-stable.
>   * ESS now displays the language dialect in the mode-line.  So, for
>     example, R buffers will now show ESS[R] rather than ESS[S].
>   * The ESS manual has been updated and revised.
>   * The ESS initialization process has been further streamlined.  If
>     you update the autoloads (which installation from 'package-install'
>     does), you should not need to '(require 'ess-site)' at all, as
>     autoloads should automatically load ESS when it is needed (e.g.
>     the first time an R buffer is opened).  In order to defer loading
>     your ESS config, you may want to do something like
>     '(with-require-after-load "ess" <ess-config-here>)' in your Emacs
>     init file.  Users of the popular 'use-package' Emacs package can
>     now do '(use-package ess :defer t)' to take advantage of this
>     behavior.  *Note (ess)Activating and Loading ESS:: for more
>     information on this feature.
>   * ESS now respects Emacs conventions for keybindings.  This means
>     that The 'C-c [letter]' bindings have been removed.  This affects
>     'C-c h', which was bound to 'ess-eval-line-and-step-invisibly' in
>     'sas-mode-local-map'; 'C-c f', which was bound to
>     'ess-insert-function-outline' in 'ess-add-MM-keys'; and 'C-c h',
>     which was bound to 'ess-handy-commands' in 'Rd-mode-map',
>     'ess-noweb-minor-mode-map', and 'ess-help-mode-map'
>   * Functions 'ess-eval-line-and-step' and
>     'ess-eval-region-or-line-and-step' now behave consistently with
>     other evaluation function inside a package.
>   * ESS[R]: 'ess-r-package-use-dir' now works with any mode.  This sets
>     the working directory to the root of the current package including
>     for example C or C++ files within '/src').
>   * ESS[R]: Long + + prompts in the inferior no longer offset output.
>   * ESS[R]: New option 'strip' for 'inferior-ess-replace-long+'.  This
>     strips the entire + + sequence.
>   * ESS modes now inherit from 'prog-mode'.  In the next release, ESS
>     modes will use 'define-derived-mode' so that each mode will have
>     (for example) its own hooks and keymaps.
>   * ESS[R]: Supports flymake in R buffers for Emacs 26 and newer.
>     Users need to install the 'lintr' package to use it.  Customizable
>     options include 'ess-use-flymake', 'ess-r-flymake-linters', and
>     'ess-r-flymake-lintr-cache'.
>   * ESS[R]: Gained support for xref in Emacs 25+.  *Note (emacs)Xref::
>   * ESS[R]: The startup screen is cleaner.  It also displays the
>     startup directory with an explicit 'setwd()'.
>   * ESS[R]: Changing the working directory is now always reflected in
>     the process buffer.
>   * ESS[R]: 'Makevars' files open with 'makefile-mode'.
>   * New variable 'ess-write-to-dribble'.  This allows users to disable
>     the dribble ('*ESS*') buffer if they wish.
>   * All of the '*-program-name' variables have been renamed to
>     '*-program'.  Users who previously customized e.g.
>     'inferior-ess-R-program-name' will need to update their
>     customization to 'inferior-ess-R-program'.  These variables are
>     treated as risky variables.
>   * 'ess-smart-S-assign' was renamed to 'ess-insert-assign'.  It
>     provides similar functionality but for any keybinding, not just
>     '_'.  For instance if you bind it to ';', repeated invokations
>     cycle through between assignment and inserting ';'.
>   * 'C-c C-=' is now bound to 'ess-cycle-assign' by default.  See the
>     documentation for details.  New user customization option
>     'ess-assign-list' controls which assignment operators are cycled.
>   * ESS[R] In remote sessions, the ESSR package is now fetched from
>     GitHub.
>   * Commands that send the region to the inferior process now deal with
>     rectangular regions.  See the documentation of 'ess-eval-region'
>     for details.  This only works on Emacs 25.1 and newer.
>   * ESS[R]: Improvements to interacting with iESS in non-R files.
>     Interaction with inferior process in non-R files within packages
>     (for instance C or C++ files) has been improved.  This is a work in
>     progress.
>   * ESS[R]: Changing the working directory is now always reflected in
>     the process buffer.
>   * ESS[JAGS]: *.jog and *.jmd files no longer automatically open in
>     JAGS mode.
>   Many improvements to fontification:
>   * Improved customization for faces.  ESS now provides custom faces
>     for (nearly) all faces used and places face customization options
>     into their own group.  Users can customize these options using 'M-x
>     customize-group RET ess-faces'.
>   * Many new keywords were added to 'ess-R-keywords' and
>     'ess-R-modifiers'.  See the documentation for details.
>   * ESS[R]: 'in' is now only fontified when inside a 'for' construct.
>     This avoids spurious fontification, especially in the output buffer
>     where 'in' is a commond English word.
>   * ESS: Font-lock keywords are now generated lazily.  That means you
>     can now add or remove keywords from variables like 'ess-R-keywords'
>     in your Emacs configuration file after loading ESS (i.e.  in the
>     ':config' section for 'use-package' users).
>   * ESS[R]: Fontification of roxygen '@param' keywords now supports
>     comma-separated parameters.
>   * ESS[R]: Certain keywords are only fontified if followed by a
>     parenthesis.  Function-like keywords such as 'if ()' or 'stop()'
>     are no longer fontified as keyword if not followed by an opening
>     parenthesis.  The same holds for search path modifiers like
>     'library()' or 'require()'.
>   * ESS[R]: Fixed fontification toggling.  Especially certain syntactic
>     elements such as '%op%' operators and backquoted function
>     definitions.
>   * ESS[R]: 'ess-font-lock-toggle-keyword' can be called interactively.
>     This command asks with completion for a font-lock group to toggle.
>     This functionality is equivalent to the font-lock menu.
>   Notable bug fixes:
>   * 'prettify-symbols-mode' no longer breaks indentation.  This is
>     accomplished by having the pretty symbols occupy the same number of
>     characters as their non-pretty cousins.  You may customize the new
>     variable 'ess-r-prettify-symbols' to control this behavior.
>   * ESS: Inferior process buffers are now always displayed on startup.
>     Additionally, they don't hang Emacs on failures.
>   Obsolete libraries, functions, and variables:
>   * The 'ess-r-args.el' library has been obsoleted and will be removed
>     in the next release.  Use 'eldoc-mode' instead, which is on by
>     default.
>   * Functions and options dealing with the smart assign key are
>     obsolete.  The following functions have been made obsolete and will
>     be removed in the next release of ESS: 'ess-smart-S-assign',
>     'ess-toggle-S-assign', 'ess-toggle-S-assign-key',
>     'ess-disable-smart-S-assign'.
>     The variable 'ess-smart-S-assign-key' is now deprecated and will be
>     removed in the next release.  If you would like to continue using
>     '_' for insterting assign in future releases, please bind
>     'ess-insert-assign' in 'ess-mode-map' the normal way.
>   * ESS[S]: Variable 'ess-s-versions-list' is obsolete and ignored.
>     Use 'ess-s-versions' instead.  You may pass arguments by starting
>     the inferior process with the universal argument.

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