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      Major New Features in Epsilon 13
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         Other Enhanced Commands in Epsilon 13
         Configuring and Running Improvements in Epsilon 13
         Unix-specific Enhancements in Epsilon 13
         EEL Improvements in Epsilon 13
      EEL Programming Changes in Epsilon 13
         Improvements to File-Handling Functions in Epsilon 13
         Display-related Enhancements in Epsilon 13
         More Options for Running Programs in Epsilon 13
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Unix-specific Enhancements in Epsilon 13

  • Dired's v subcommand for opening a document file using the appropriate program now supports various KDE, Gnome, and Mac OS X methods of doing this. (13.00) Additional methods using the programs gnome-open, xdg-open and exo-open were added in 13.10.

  • Epsilon now recognizes up to 64 function keys, as well as the keys <NumEqual> and <NumHelp> found on Mac keyboards but not PCs. And it provides better support for any keys it doesn't recognize, both under X11 and in terminal mode.

  • Under X11, Epsilon dynamically chooses which modifier key will act as an Alt key; the new -ka1 flag forces the previous behavior of always using modifier key 1.

  • In distributions where Epsilon uses shared libraries (Red Hat, Debian, and Mac OS X), a new terminal-epsilon executable is included; this runs Epsilon in console mode only, and does not depend on X11 shared libraries being installed.

  • When Epsilon looks for italic and bold fonts under X11, if the current font has no italic or bold style Epsilon can use, it will try to borrow them from another font. The font-styles variable may be set to prevent this.

  • Under X11, Epsilon now picks better colors on palette devices with limited available colors.

  • Under X11, Epsilon now remembers and restores the size of its window. (13.02)

  • Setting the process-echo variable to zero to suppress echoing now works under Unix. (13.06)

  • The mouse-selection-copies variable is now zero by default. As a result, Epsilon for Unix no longer automatically copies text you highlight with the mouse. (13.07)



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