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Emacs-wiki 2.70 is released.

Item posted by Michael W. Olson <mwolson> on Tue 26 Jul 2005 01:37:59 AM UTC.

Emacs-wiki 2.70 is released.  For the first time, I've tried to upload
it to the emacs-wiki project area at  It's also available
(in both zip and tarball forms) from  A Debian package has
been prepared for the 2.70 release.

The following things have changed since emacs-wiki 2.69.

 - If you have custom code that relies on the value of
   buffer-file-name at publish time (in header and footer code, for
   example), you must use `emacs-wiki-current-file' instead.  If the
   code can be called at publish time or while displaying the file,
   use a construct like (or emacs-wiki-current-file buffer-file-name).

 - Change all uses of `emacs-wiki-home-page' to

 - Change all uses of `emacs-wiki-home-project' to

 - emacs-wiki now has a Makefile.  This means that it can be easily
   installed by doing `make' and `make install'.  See the new README
   file for details, such as specifying which emacs binary to use for

 - Emphasis should no longer be highlighted in <example>, <lisp>, or
   <verbatim> tags.

 - Links will not be marked up if they are enclosed in double quotes.

 - Centered text will be published properly, instead of being ignored.

 - Setting emacs-wiki-recurse-directories and using nested
   subdirectories should work better than it previously did.  In
   particular, the index will publish correctly.

 - Links to relative pages will not be mangled by prepending the

 - A potential issue with XBEL bookmark generation has been addressed.

 - Underlines and =sign= markup can span multiple lines.  All forms of
   emphasis should be more robust.  Emphasis characters within
   extended links will always be ignored.

 - <example> tags will be colored with emacs-wiki-verbatim-face.

 - When hacking around with emacs-wiki, Wiki files should no longer be
   mangled and overwritten if an error happens during publish time.
   In particular, the save buffer prompt will not happen for temporary

 - Font-lock works as expected in XEmacs, and it can be toggled with
   C-c C-l.

 - Many non-MULE XEmacs fixes have been applied.  Emacs-wiki should be
   completely usable in both XEmacs and non-MULE XEmacs, with the
   exceptions listed in the "XEmacs issues" section of this message.

 - If "raw" is given as an argument to a <python> or <perl> tag, the
   output will not be surrounded with <pre>.

 - If the characters `<', `>', or `&' are encountered in links, they
   will be replaced with the proper HTML entities rather than the
   decimal entities.

 - emacs-wiki-publish-this-page has been bound to `C-c C-t'.  It
   causes the current page to be published unconditionally to its
   configured publishing directory.

 - The displaying of emphasized text should be significantly faster.

 - A filename may be used for the value of
   `emacs-wiki-publishing-header' and `emacs-wiki-publishing-footer'.
   If this is the case, the file will be inserted into the published
   document.  Otherwise, the contents of the header and footer
   variables will be inserted directly.

 - If the japanese-egg input method is used, an attempt will be made
   to play nicely with it, at the expense of never unhighlighting the

 - An attempt has been made to make emacs-wiki usable with Emacs20.

 - Tags may be inserted interactively into a Wiki document by typing
   C-c TAB.

 - It should be much easier to use international characters in

The following XEmacs problems are known to exist.  A solution for them
eludes me, so I would welcome patches.  See

 - [#13928] <lisp> tags are not evaluated at display time, but they
   are published properly.

 - [#13927] <lisp> tags in headers are not published properly.  Oddly
   enough, <lisp> tags in footers still publish fine.

See for details.

 - [#13741] Figure out a clean way to enable images in the description
   part of an extended link to have alt tags.

 - [#13926] emacs-wiki-edit-link does the wrong thing with extended

 - [#13929] Emacs21: Flyspell highlights WikiNames.

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