Emacs 24.1 was released yesterday.
Being the first release version of Emacs 24, I'd suggest trying it out. I've been using Emacs 24 since the pretest version started coming out, and even the recent pretests have been stable for me.
Some New Features
My favorite feature of Emacs 24 is the elisp package manager. I find
its an extremely convenient way to manage the packages you want your
~/.emacs.d to utilize. It's available via
M-x list-packages. The
canonical package manager is known as the
ELPA, but there are other package
managers, such as marmalade because the
ELPA doesn't include everything.
Getting the package manager setup is easy. Here's the minimal code needed:
Another new feature is the built-in color-theme facility. Prior to
Emacs 24 color themes could be created through the
package. Instead you can now use
customize-create-theme to create
There's too much to cover in a blogpost, but here's the entire
NEWS file, which you
can also view inside emacs with