GNU Emacs 27.1 released with native JSON parsing support

GNU Emacs 27.1 was released almost a year after its development. Here’s what’s new in Ubuntu and how to install it.

Emacs 27.1 includes a variety of new features, including:

  • Built-in support for integers of arbitrary size
  • Text formatting with HarfBuzz
  • Native support for JSON parsing
  • Better support for Cairo drawing
  • Portable dump used instead of unexec
  • Support for XDG rules in init files
  • Additional initialization file
  • Lexical binding is used by default
  • Built-in support for tab bars and tab lines
  • Image resizing and rotation support without ImageMagick

How to get Emacs 27.1 on Ubuntu:

Emacs available Snap store , V27.1 will be available soon.

To install Emacs Snap, just search for Emacs in your software utility and install it.

The Emacs flatpak package has been updated. Installable Flat hub repository .

To install Emacs Flat Pack, open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and run the following commands one by one.

                      sudo apt install flatpak
                      flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
                      flatpak install flathub org.gnu.emacs

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