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  1. ORG NEWS -- history of user-visible changes. -*- mode: org; coding: utf-8 -*-
  2. #+LINK: doc https://orgmode.org/worg/doc.html#%s
  3. #+LINK: git https://code.orgmode.org/bzg/org-mode/commit/%s
  4. Copyright (C) 2012-2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
  5. See the end of the file for license conditions.
  6. Please send Org bug reports to mailto:emacs-orgmode@gnu.org.
  7. * Version 9.1
  8. ** Incompatible changes
  9. *** Variables relative to clocksum duration are obsolete
  10. ~org-time-clocksum-format~, ~org-time-clocksum-use-fractional~ and
  11. ~org-time-clocksum-fractional-format~ are obsolete. If you changed
  12. them, consider modifying ~org-duration-format~ instead.
  13. Variable ~org-time-clocksum-use-effort-durations~ is also obsolete.
  14. Consider setting ~org-duration-units~ instead.
  15. *** ~org-at-timestamp-p~ optional argument accepts different values
  16. See docstrings for the allowed values. For backward compatibility,
  17. ~(org-at-timestamp-p t)~ is still supported, but should be updated
  18. accordingly.
  19. *** ~org-capture-templates~ no longer accepts S-expressions as file names
  20. Since functions are allowed there, a straightforward way to migrate
  21. is to turn, e.g.,
  22. : (file (sexp))
  23. into
  24. : (file (lambda () (sexp)))
  25. *** Deleted contributed packages
  26. =org-ebib.el, =org-bullets.el= and =org-mime.el= have been deleted
  27. from the contrib/ directory.
  28. You can now find them here :
  29. - https://github.com/joostkremers/ebib
  30. - https://github.com/sabof/org-bullets
  31. - https://github.com/org-mime/org-mime
  32. *** Change ~org-texinfo-classes~ value
  33. The value cannot support functions to create sectioning commands
  34. anymore. Also, the sectioning commands should include commands for
  35. appendices. See the docstring for more information.
  36. *** Removal of ~:sitemap-sans-extension~
  37. The publishing property is no longer recognized, as a consequence of
  38. changes to site-map generation.
  39. You can get the same functionality by setting ~:sitemap-format-entry~
  40. to the following
  41. #+BEGIN_SRC elisp
  42. (lambda (entry style project)
  43. (cond ((not (directory-name-p entry))
  44. (format "[[file:%s][%s]]"
  45. (file-name-sans-extension entry)
  46. (org-publish-find-title entry project)))
  47. ((eq style 'tree) (file-name-nondirectory (directory-file-name entry)))
  48. (t entry)))
  49. #+END_SRC
  50. *** Change signature for ~:sitemap-function~
  51. ~:sitemap-function~ now expects to be called with two arguments. See
  52. ~org-publish-project-alist~ for details.
  53. *** Change signature for some properties in ~org-list-to-generic~
  54. ~:istart~, ~:icount~, ~:iend~ and ~:isep~ now expect the type of the
  55. list as their first argument.
  56. *** Change signature for ~org-get-repeater~
  57. The optional argument is now a string to extract the repeater from.
  58. See docstring for details.
  59. *** Change signature for ~org-time-string-to-time~
  60. See docstring for changes.
  61. *** Change order of items in ~org-agenda-time-grid~
  62. ~org-agenda-time-grid~ gained an extra item to allow users to customize
  63. the string displayed after times in the agenda. See docstring for
  64. details.
  65. *** ~tags-todo~ custom searches now include DONE keywords
  66. Use "/!" markup when filtering TODO keywords to get only not-done TODO
  67. keywords.
  68. *** ~org-split-string~ returns ~("")~ when called on an empty string
  69. It used to return nil.
  70. *** Removal of =ob-scala.el=
  71. See [[https://github.com/ensime/emacs-scala-mode/issues/114][this github issue]].
  72. You can use =ob-scala.el= as packaged in scala-mode, available from the
  73. MELPA repository.
  74. ** New features
  75. *** iCalendar export uses inheritance for TIMEZONE and LOCATION properties
  76. Both these properties can be inherited during iCalendar export,
  77. depending on the value of ~org-use-property-inheritance~.
  78. *** iCalendar export respects a TIMEZONE property
  79. Set the TIMEZONE property on an entry to specify a time zone for that
  80. entry only during iCalendar export. The property value should be
  81. specified as in "Europe/London".
  82. *** ~org-attach~ can move directory contents
  83. When setting a new directory for an entry, org-attach offers to move
  84. files over from the old directory. Using a prefix arg will reset the
  85. directory to old, ID based one.
  86. *** New Org duration library
  87. This new library implements tools to read and print time durations in
  88. various formats (e.g., "H:MM", or "1d 2h 3min"...).
  89. See ~org-duration-to-minutes~ and ~org-duration-from-minutes~
  90. docstrings.
  91. *** Agenda
  92. **** New variable : ~org-agenda-show-future-repeats~
  93. **** New variable : ~org-agenda-prefer-last-repeat~
  94. **** New variable : ~org-deadline-past-days~
  95. See docstring for details.
  96. **** Binding C-c C-x < for ~org-agenda-set-restriction-lock-from-agenda~
  97. **** New auto-align default setting for =org-agenda-tags-column=
  98. =org-agenda-tags-column= can now be set to =auto=, which will
  99. automatically align tags to the right edge of the window. This is now
  100. the default setting.
  101. *** New value for ~org-publish-sitemap-sort-folders~
  102. The new ~ignore~ value effectively allows toggling inclusion of
  103. directories in published site-maps.
  104. *** Babel
  105. **** Scheme: support for tables
  106. **** Scheme: new variable: ~org-babel-scheme-null-to~
  107. This new custom option allows you to use an empty list or null symbol to
  108. format the table output, initially assigned to ~hlines~.
  109. **** Scheme: new header ~:prologue~
  110. A new block code header has been created for Org Babel that enables
  111. developers to prepend code to the scheme block being processed.
  112. Multiple ~:prologue~ headers can be added each of them using a string
  113. with the content to be added.
  114. The scheme blocks are prepared by surrounding the code in the block
  115. with a let form. The content of the ~:prologue~ headers are prepended
  116. before this let form.
  117. **** Support for hledger accounting reports added
  118. **** Clojure: new setting ~org-babel-clojure-sync-nrepl-timeout~
  119. Creation of a new setting to specify the Cider timeout. By setting
  120. the =org-babel-clojure-sync-nrepl-timeout= setting option. The value
  121. is in seconds and if set to =nil= then no timeout will occur.
  122. **** Clojure: new header ~:show-process~
  123. A new block code header has been created for Org Babel that enables
  124. developers to output the process of an ongoing process into a new
  125. window/buffer.
  126. You can tell Org Babel to output the process of a running code block.
  127. To show that output you only have to specify the =:show-process=
  128. option in the code block's header like this:
  129. #+begin_example
  130. ,#+BEGIN_SRC clojure :results output :show-process t
  131. (dotimes [n 10]
  132. (println n ".")
  133. (Thread/sleep 500))
  134. ,#+END_SRC
  135. #+end_example
  136. If =:show-process= is specified that way, then when you will run the
  137. code using =C-c C-c= a new window will open in Emacs. Everything that
  138. is output by the REPL will immediately be added to that new window.
  139. When the processing of the code is finished, then the window and its
  140. buffer will be closed and the results will be reported in the
  141. =#+RESULTS= section.
  142. Note that the =:results= parameter's behavior is *not* changed. If
  143. =silent= is specified, then no result will be displayed. If =output=
  144. is specified then all the output from the window will appears in the
  145. results section. If =value= is specified, then only the last returned
  146. value of the code will be displayed in the results section.
  147. **** Maxima: new headers ~:prologue~ and ~:epilogue~
  148. Babel options ~:prologue~ and ~:epilogue~ have been implemented for
  149. Maxima src blocks which prepend and append, respectively, the given
  150. code strings. This can be useful for specifying formatting settings
  151. which would add clutter to exported code. For instance, you can use
  152. this ~:prologue "fpprintprec: 2; linel: 50;"~ for presenting Maxima
  153. results in a beamer presentation.
  154. **** PlantUML: add support for header arguments
  155. [[http://plantuml.com/][Plantuml]] source blocks now support the [[https://orgmode.org/manual/prologue.html#prologue][~:prologue~]], [[https://orgmode.org/manual/epilogue.html#epilogue][~:epilogue~]] and
  156. [[https://orgmode.org/manual/var.html#var][~:var~]] header arguments.
  157. **** SQL: new engine added ~sqsh~
  158. A new engine was added to support ~sqsh~ command line utility for use
  159. against Microsoft SQL Server or Sybase SQL server.
  160. More information on ~sqsh~ can be found here: [[https://sourceforge.net/projects/sqsh/][sourceforge/sqsh]]
  161. To use ~sqsh~ in an *sql* =SRC_BLK= set the =:engine= like this:
  162. #+begin_example
  163. ,#+BEGIN_SRC sql :engine sqsh :dbhost my_host :dbuser master :dbpassword pass :database support
  164. Select * From Users
  165. Where clue > 0
  166. ,#+END_SRC
  167. #+end_example
  168. **** SQL: new engine added =vertica=
  169. A new engine was added to support vsql command line utility for use
  170. against HP Vertica.
  171. More information on =vsql= can be found here: [[https://my.vertica.com/docs/7.2.x/HTML/index.htm#Authoring/ConnectingToHPVertica/vsql/UsingVsql.htm][my.vertica.com]]
  172. To use =vertica= in an sql =SRC_BLK= set the =:engine= like this:
  173. #+BEGIN_EXAMPLE
  174. ,#+BEGIN_SRC sql :engine vertica :dbhost my_host :dbuser dbadmin :dbpassword pw :database vmart
  175. SELECT * FROM nodes;
  176. ,#+END_SRC
  177. #+END_EXAMPLE
  178. **** C++: New header ~:namespaces~
  179. The new ~:namespaces~ export option can be used to specify namespaces
  180. to be used within a C++ org source block. Its usage is similar to
  181. ~:includes~, in that it can accept multiple, space-separated
  182. namespaces to use. This header is equivalent to adding ~using
  183. namespace <name>;~ in the source block. Here is a "Hello World" in C++
  184. using ~:namespaces~:
  185. #+begin_example
  186. ,#+BEGIN_SRC C++ :results output :namespaces std :includes <iostream>
  187. cout << "Hello World" << endl;
  188. ,#+END_SRC
  189. #+end_example
  190. **** Support for Vala language
  191. [[https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Vala][Vala]] language blocks support two special header arguments:
  192. - ~:flags~ passes arguments to the compiler
  193. - ~:cmdline~ passes commandline arguments to the generated executable
  194. Support for [[https://orgmode.org/manual/var.html#var][~:var~]] does not exist yet, also there is no [[https://orgmode.org/manual/session.html#session][~:session~]]
  195. support because Vala is a compiled language.
  196. The Vala compiler binary can be changed via the ~defcustom~
  197. ~org-babel-vala-compiler~.
  198. *** New ~function~ scope argument for the Clock Table
  199. Added a nullary function that returns a list of files as a possible
  200. argument for the scope of the clock table.
  201. *** Export
  202. **** Implement vernacular table of contents in Markdown exporter
  203. Global table of contents are generated using vanilla Markdown syntax
  204. instead of HTML. Also #+TOC keyword, including local table of
  205. contents, are now supported.
  206. **** Add Slovenian translations
  207. **** Implement ~org-export-insert-image-links~
  208. This new function is meant to be used in back-ends supporting images
  209. as descriptions of links, a.k.a. image links. See its docstring for
  210. details.
  211. **** New macro : ~{{{n}}}~
  212. This macro creates and increment multiple counters in a document. See
  213. manual for details.
  214. **** Add global macros through ~org-export-global-macros~
  215. With this variable, one can define macros available for all documents.
  216. **** New keyword ~#+EXPORT_FILE_NAME~
  217. Similarly to ~:EXPORT_FILE_NAME:~ property, this keyword allows the
  218. user to specify the name of the output file upon exporting the
  219. document. This also has an effect on publishing.
  220. **** Horizontal rules are no longer ignored in LaTeX table math mode
  221. **** Use ~compilation-mode~ for compilation output
  222. **** Plain lists accept a new ~:separator~ attribute in Texinfo
  223. The new ~:separator~ attribute splits a tag from a description list
  224. item into multiple parts. This allows to have two-column tables with
  225. multiple entries in the first column. See manual for more details.
  226. **** ~latex-environment~ elements support ~caption~ keywords for LaTeX export
  227. *** ~org-edit-special~ can edit LaTeX environments
  228. Using ~C-c '~ on a LaTeX environment opens a sub-editing buffer. By
  229. default, major mode in that buffer is ~latex-mode~, but it can be
  230. changed by configuring ~org-src-lang-modes~.
  231. *** ~org-list-to-generic~ includes a new property: ~:ifmt~
  232. ~:ifmt~ is a function to be called on the body of each item. See
  233. ~org-list-to-generic~ documentation for details.
  234. *** New variable : ~org-bibtex-headline-format-function~
  235. This allow to use a different title than entry title.
  236. *** ~org-attach~ supports attaching files from URLs
  237. Using ~C-c C-a u~ prompts for a URL pointing to a file to be attached
  238. to the document.
  239. *** New option for ~org-refile-use-outline-path~
  240. ~org-refile-use-outline-path~ now supports the setting ~buffer-name~,
  241. which causes refile targets to be prefixed with the buffer’s
  242. name. This is particularly useful when used in conjunction with
  243. ~uniquify.el~.
  244. *** ~org-file-contents~ now allows the FILE argument to be a URL.
  245. This allows ~#+SETUPFILE:~ to accept a URL instead of a local file
  246. path. The URL contents are auto-downloaded and saved to a temporary
  247. cache ~org--file-cache~. A new optional argument ~NOCACHE~ is added
  248. to ~org-file-contents~.
  249. *** ~org-mode-restart~ now resets the newly added ~org--file-cache~.
  250. Using ~C-c C-c~ on any keyword (like ~#+SETUPFILE~) will reset the
  251. that file cache.
  252. *** New option : ~org-table-duration-hour-zero-padding~
  253. This variable allow computed durations in tables to be zero-padded.
  254. *** New mode switch for table formulas : =U=
  255. This mode omits seconds in durations.
  256. ** Removed functions
  257. *** Org Timeline
  258. This feature has been removed. Use a custom agenda view, possibly
  259. narrowed to current buffer to achieve a similar functionality.
  260. *** ~org-agenda-skip-entry-when-regexp-matches~ is obsolete
  261. Use ~org-agenda-skip-if~ instead.
  262. *** ~org-agenda-skip-subtree-when-regexp-matches~ is obsolete
  263. Use ~org-agenda-skip-if~ instead.
  264. *** ~org-agenda-skip-entry-when-regexp-matches-in-subtree~ is obsolete
  265. Use ~org-agenda-skip-if~ instead.
  266. *** ~org-minutes-to-clocksum-string~ is obsolete
  267. Use ~org-duration-from-minutes~ instead.
  268. *** ~org-hh:mm-string-to-minutes~ is obsolete
  269. Use ~org-duration-to-minutes~ instead.
  270. *** ~org-duration-string-to-minutes~ is obsolete
  271. Use ~org-duration-to-minutes~ instead.
  272. *** ~org-gnus-nnimap-cached-article-number~ is removed.
  273. This function relied on ~nnimap-group-overview-filename~, which was
  274. removed from Gnus circa September 2010.
  275. ** Removed options
  276. *** ~org-agenda-repeating-timestamp-show-all~ is removed.
  277. For an equivalent to a ~nil~ value, set
  278. ~org-agenda-show-future-repeats~ to nil and
  279. ~org-agenda-prefer-last-repeat~ to ~t~.
  280. *** ~org-gnus-nnimap-query-article-no-from-file~ is removed.
  281. This variable has no effect, as it was relying on a function that was
  282. removed from Gnus circa September 2010.
  283. *** ~org-usenet-links-prefer-google~ is obsolete.
  284. Use ~org-gnus-prefer-web-links~ instead.
  285. *** ~org-publish-sitemap-file-entry-format~ is deprecated
  286. One can provide new ~:sitemap-format-entry~ property for a function
  287. equivalent to the removed format string.
  288. *** ~org-enable-table-editor~ is removed.
  289. Setting it to a ~nil~ value broke some other features (e.g., speed
  290. keys).
  291. *** ~org-export-use-babel~ cannot be set to ~inline-only~
  292. The variable is now a boolean.
  293. *** ~org-texinfo-def-table-markup~ is obsolete
  294. Use ~org-texinfo-table-default-markup~ instead.
  295. ** New functions
  296. *** ~org-publish-find-property~
  297. This function can be used as a tool to format entries in a site-map,
  298. in addition to ~org-publish-find-title~ and ~org-publish-find-date~.
  299. *** ~org-list-to-org~
  300. It is the reciprocal of ~org-list-to-lisp~, which see.
  301. *** ~org-agenda-set-restriction-lock-from-agenda~
  302. Call ~org-agenda-set-restriction-lock~ from the agenda.
  303. ** Miscellaneous
  304. *** The Library of Babel now on Worg
  305. The library-of-babel.org used to be accessible from the =doc/=
  306. directory, distributed with Org’s core. It is now accessible
  307. from the Worg community-driven documentation [[https://orgmode.org/worg/library-of-babel.html][here]].
  308. If you want to contribute to it, please see [[https://orgmode.org/worg/org-contribute.html][how to contribute]].
  309. *** Allow multiple columns view
  310. Columns view is not limited to a single buffer anymore.
  311. *** Org Attach obeys ~dired-dwim-target~
  312. When a Dired buffer is opened next to the Org document being edited,
  313. the prompt for file to attach can start in the Dired buffer's
  314. directory if `dired-dwim-target' in non-nil.
  315. *** ~org-fill-paragraph~ can now fill a whole region
  316. *** More specific anniversary descriptions
  317. Anniversary descriptions (used in the agenda view, for instance)
  318. include the point in time, when the anniversary appears. This is,
  319. in its most general form, just the date of the anniversary. Or
  320. more specific terms, like "today", "tomorrow" or "in n days" are
  321. used to describe the time span.
  322. This feature allows to automatically change the description of an
  323. anniversary, depending on if it occurs in the next few days or
  324. far away in the future.
  325. *** Computed dates in tables appear as inactive time stamps
  326. *** Save point before opening a file with an unknown search option
  327. When following a file link with a search option (e.g., =::#custom-id=)
  328. that doesn't exist in the target file, save position before raising an
  329. error. As a consequence, it is possible to jump back to the original
  330. document with ~org-mark-ring-goto~ (default binding =C-c &=).
  331. *** ~org-get-heading~ accepts two more optional arguments
  332. See docstring for details.
  333. *** New option ~org-babel-uppercase-example-markers~
  334. This variable is a ~defcustom~ and replaces the variable
  335. ~org-babel-capitalize-example-region-markers~, which is a ~defvar~ and
  336. is now obsolete.
  337. *** =INCLUDE= keywords in commented trees are now ignored.
  338. *** Default value for ~org-texinfo-text-markup-alist~ changed.
  339. Now ~=...=~ markup uses ~@samp{}~ instead of ~@verb{}~. You can use
  340. ~@verb{}~ again by customizing the variable.
  341. *** Texinfo exports example blocks as ~@example~
  342. *** Texinfo exports inline src blocks as ~@code{}~
  343. *** Texinfo default table markup is ~@asis~
  344. It used to be ~@samp~ but ~@asis~ is neutral and, therefore, more
  345. suitable as a default value.
  346. *** Texinfo default process includes ~--no-split~ option
  347. *** New entities : ~\dollar~ and ~\USD~
  348. *** Support for date style URLs in =org-protocol://open-source=
  349. URLs like =https://cool-blog.com/2017/05/20/cool-post/= are
  350. covered by rewrite rules.
  351. *** Add (C) =COMMENT= support to ~org-structure-template-alist~
  352. * Version 9.0
  353. ** Incompatible changes
  354. *** Emacs 23 support has been dropped
  355. From now on, Org expects at least Emacs 24.3, although Emacs 24.4 or
  356. above is suggested.
  357. *** XEmacs support has been dropped
  358. Incomplete compatibility layer with XEmacs has been removed. If you
  359. want to take over maintenance of this compatibility, please contact
  360. our mailing list.
  361. *** New syntax for export blocks
  362. Export blocks are explicitly marked as such at the syntax level to
  363. disambiguate their parsing from special blocks. The new syntax is
  364. #+BEGIN_SRC org
  365. ,#+BEGIN_EXPORT backend
  366. ...
  367. ,#+END_EXPORT
  368. #+END_SRC
  369. instead of
  370. #+BEGIN_SRC org
  371. ,#+BEGIN_backend
  372. ...
  373. ,#+END_backend
  374. #+END_SRC
  375. As a consequence, =INCLUDE= keywords syntax is modified, e.g.,
  376. #+BEGIN_SRC org
  377. ,#+INCLUDE: "file.org" HTML
  378. #+END_SRC
  379. becomes
  380. #+BEGIN_SRC org
  381. ,#+INCLUDE: "file.org" export html
  382. #+END_SRC
  383. The following function repairs export blocks and =INCLUDE= keywords
  384. using previous syntax:
  385. #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
  386. (defun org-repair-export-blocks ()
  387. "Repair export blocks and INCLUDE keywords in current buffer."
  388. (interactive)
  389. (when (eq major-mode 'org-mode)
  390. (let ((case-fold-search t)
  391. (back-end-re (regexp-opt
  392. '("HTML" "ASCII" "LATEX" "ODT" "MARKDOWN" "MD" "ORG"
  393. "MAN" "BEAMER" "TEXINFO" "GROFF" "KOMA-LETTER")
  394. t)))
  395. (org-with-wide-buffer
  396. (goto-char (point-min))
  397. (let ((block-re (concat "^[ \t]*#\\+BEGIN_" back-end-re)))
  398. (save-excursion
  399. (while (re-search-forward block-re nil t)
  400. (let ((element (save-match-data (org-element-at-point))))
  401. (when (eq (org-element-type element) 'special-block)
  402. (save-excursion
  403. (goto-char (org-element-property :end element))
  404. (save-match-data (search-backward "_"))
  405. (forward-char)
  406. (insert "EXPORT")
  407. (delete-region (point) (line-end-position)))
  408. (replace-match "EXPORT \\1" nil nil nil 1))))))
  409. (let ((include-re
  410. (format "^[ \t]*#\\+INCLUDE: .*?%s[ \t]*$" back-end-re)))
  411. (while (re-search-forward include-re nil t)
  412. (let ((element (save-match-data (org-element-at-point))))
  413. (when (and (eq (org-element-type element) 'keyword)
  414. (string= (org-element-property :key element) "INCLUDE"))
  415. (replace-match "EXPORT \\1" nil nil nil 1)))))))))
  416. #+END_SRC
  417. Moreover, ~:export-block~ keyword used in ~org-export-define-backend~ and
  418. ~org-export-define-derived-backend~ is no longer used and needs to be
  419. removed.
  420. *** Footnotes
  421. **** [1]-like constructs are not valid footnotes
  422. Using =[1]= as a footnote was already discouraged in the manual, since
  423. it introduced too many false-positives in many Org documents. These
  424. constructs are now unsupported.
  425. If you used =[N]= in some of your documents, consider turning them into
  426. =[fn:N]=.
  427. **** /Org Footnote/ library doesn't handle non-Org buffers
  428. Commands for footnotes in an Org document no longer try to do
  429. something in non-Org ones. If you need to have footnotes there,
  430. consider using the =footnote.el= library, shipped with Emacs.
  431. In particular, ~org-footnote-tag-for-non-org-mode-files~ no longer
  432. exists.
  433. *** ~org-file-apps~ no longer accepts S-expressions as commands
  434. The variable now accepts functions of two arguments instead of plain
  435. S-expressions. Replacing an S-expression with an appropriate function
  436. is straightforward. For example
  437. : ("pdf" . (foo))
  438. becomes
  439. : ("pdf" . (lambda (file link) (foo)))
  440. *** The ~{{{modification-time}}}~ macro can get time via =vc=
  441. The modification time will be determined via =vc.el= if the second
  442. argument is non-nil. See the manual for details.
  443. *** Preparation and completion functions in publishing projects change signature
  444. Preparation and completion functions are now called with an argument,
  445. which is the project property list. It used to be dynamically scoped
  446. through the ~project-plist~ variable.
  447. *** Old Babel header properties are no longer supported
  448. Using header arguments as property names is no longer possible. As
  449. such, the following
  450. #+BEGIN_EXAMPLE
  451. ,* Headline
  452. :PROPERTIES:
  453. :exports: code
  454. :var: a=1 b=2
  455. :var+: c=3
  456. :END:
  457. #+END_EXAMPLE
  458. should be written instead
  459. #+BEGIN_EXAMPLE
  460. ,* Headline
  461. :PROPERTIES:
  462. :header-args: :exports code
  463. :header-args+: :var a=1 b=2
  464. :header-args+: :var c=3
  465. :END:
  466. #+END_EXAMPLE
  467. Please note that, however, old properties were defined at the source
  468. block definition. Current ones are defined where the block is called.
  469. ** New features
  470. *** ~org-eww~ has been moved into core
  471. *** New org-protocol key=value syntax
  472. Org-protocol can now handle query-style parameters such as:
  473. #+begin_example
  474. org-protocol://store-link?url=http:%2F%2Flocalhost%2Findex.html&title=The%20title
  475. org-protocol://capture?template=x&title=Hello&body=World&url=http:%2F%2Fexample.com
  476. #+end_example
  477. Old-style links such as
  478. : org-protocol://store-link:/http:%2F%2Flocalhost%2Findex.html/The%20title
  479. continue to be supported.
  480. If you have defined your own handler functions for
  481. ~org-protocol-protocol-alist~, change them to accept either a property
  482. list (for new-style links) or a string (for old-style links). Use
  483. ~org-protocol-parse-parameters~ to convert old-style links into property
  484. lists.
  485. *** New Org linter library
  486. ~org-lint~ can check syntax and report common issues in Org documents.
  487. *** New option ~date-tree-last~ for ~org-agenda-insert-diary-strategy~
  488. When ~org-agenda-insert-diary-strategy~ is set to ~date-tree-last~, diary
  489. entries are added to last in the date tree.
  490. *** New ~vbar~ entity
  491. ~\vbar~ or ~\vbar{}~ will be exported unconditionally as a =|=,
  492. unlike to existing ~\vert~, which is expanded as ~&vert;~ when using
  493. a HTML derived export back-end.
  494. *** Export
  495. **** New =#+latex_compiler= keyword to set LaTeX compiler.
  496. PDFLaTeX, XeLaTeX, and LuaLaTeX are supported. See the manual for
  497. details.
  498. **** New option ~org-export-with-broken-links~
  499. This option tells the export process how to behave when encountering
  500. a broken internal link. See its docstring for more information.
  501. **** Attributes support in custom language environments for LaTeX export
  502. Custom language environments for LaTeX export can now define the
  503. string to be inserted during export, using attributes to indicate the
  504. position of the elements. See variable ~org-latex-custom-lang-environments~
  505. for more details.
  506. **** New Texinfo ~options~ attribute on special blocks
  507. Using ~:options~ as a Texinfo attribute, it is possible to add
  508. information to custom environments. See manual for details.
  509. **** New HTML ~id~ attributes on special, example and quote blocks
  510. If the block has a =#+NAME:= attribute assigned, then the HTML element
  511. will have an ~id~ attribute with that name in the HTML export. This
  512. enables one to create links to these elements in other places, e.g.,
  513. ~<a href="#name">text</a>~.
  514. **** Listings with captions are now numbered in HTML export
  515. The class associated to the numbering is "listing-number". If you
  516. don't want these blocks to be numbered, as it was the case until now,
  517. You may want to add ~.listing-number { display: none; }~ to the CSS
  518. used.
  519. **** Line Numbering in SRC/EXAMPLE blocks support arbitrary start number
  520. The ~-n~ option to ~SRC~ and ~EXAMPLE~ blocks can now take a numeric
  521. argument to specify the staring line number for the source or example
  522. block. The ~+n~ option can now take a numeric argument that will be
  523. added to the last line number from the previous block as the starting
  524. point for the SRC/EXAMPLE block.
  525. #+BEGIN_SRC org
  526. ,#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp -n 20
  527. ;; this will export with line number 20
  528. (message "This is line 21")
  529. ,#+END_SRC
  530. ,#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp +n 10
  531. ;; This will be listed as line 31
  532. (message "This is line 32")
  533. ,#+END_SRC
  534. #+END_SRC
  535. **** Allow toggling center for images in LaTeX export
  536. With the global variable ~org-latex-images-centered~ or the local
  537. attribute ~:center~ it is now possible to center an image in LaTeX
  538. export.
  539. **** Default CSS class ~org-svg~ for SVG images in HTML export
  540. SVG images exported in HTML are now by default assigned a CSS class
  541. ~org-svg~ if no CSS class is specified with the ~:class~ attribute. By
  542. default, the CSS styling of class ~org-svg~ specifies an image width of
  543. 90\thinsp{}% of the container the image.
  544. **** Markdown footnote export customization
  545. Variables ~org-md-footnotes-section~ and ~org-md-footnote-format~
  546. introduced for =ox-md.el=. Both new variables define template strings
  547. which can be used to customize the format of the exported footnotes
  548. section and individual footnotes, respectively.
  549. *** Babel
  550. **** Blocks with coderefs labels can now be evaluated
  551. The labels are removed prior to evaluating the block.
  552. **** Support for Lua language
  553. **** Support for SLY in Lisp blocks
  554. See ~org-babel-lisp-eval-fn~ to activate it.
  555. **** Support for Stan language
  556. New ob-stan.el library.
  557. Evaluating a Stan block can produce two different results.
  558. 1. Dump the source code contents to a file.
  559. This file can then be used as a variable in other blocks, which
  560. allows interfaces like RStan to use the model.
  561. 2. Compile the contents to a model file.
  562. This provides access to the CmdStan interface. To use this, set
  563. ~org-babel-stan-cmdstan-directory~ and provide a ~:file~ argument
  564. that does not end in ".stan".
  565. For more information and usage examples, visit
  566. https://orgmode.org/worg/org-contrib/babel/languages/ob-doc-stan.html
  567. **** Support for Oracle databases via ~sqlplus~
  568. =ob-sql= library supports running SQL blocks against an Oracle
  569. database using ~sqlplus~. Use with properties like this (all
  570. mandatory):
  571. #+BEGIN_EXAMPLE
  572. :engine oracle
  573. :dbhost <host.com>
  574. :dbport <1521>
  575. :dbuser <username>
  576. :database <database>
  577. :dbpassword <secret>
  578. #+END_EXAMPLE
  579. **** Improved support to Microsoft SQL Server via ~sqlcmd~
  580. =ob-sql= library removes support to the ~msosql~ engine which uses the
  581. deprecated ~osql~ command line tool, and replaces it with ~mssql~
  582. engine which uses the ~sqlcmd~ command line tool. Use with properties
  583. like this:
  584. #+BEGIN_EXAMPLE
  585. :engine mssql
  586. :dbhost <host.com>
  587. :dbuser <username>
  588. :dbpassword <secret>
  589. :database <database>
  590. #+END_EXAMPLE
  591. If you want to use the *trusted connection* feature, omit *both* the
  592. =dbuser= and =dbpassword= properties and add =cmdline -E= to the properties.
  593. If your Emacs is running in a Cygwin environment, the =ob-sql= library
  594. can pass the converted path to the =sqlcmd= tool.
  595. **** Improved support of header arguments for postgresql
  596. The postgresql engine in a sql code block supports now ~:dbport~ nd
  597. ~:dbpassword~ as header arguments.
  598. **** Support for additional plantuml output formats
  599. The support for output formats of [[http://plantuml.com/][plantuml]] has been extended to now
  600. include:
  601. All Diagrams:
  602. - png ::
  603. - svg ::
  604. - eps ::
  605. - pdf ::
  606. - vdx ::
  607. - txt :: ASCII art
  608. - utxt :: ASCII art using unicode characters
  609. Class Diagrams:
  610. - xmi ::
  611. - html ::
  612. State Diagrams:
  613. - scxml ::
  614. The output formats are determined by the file extension specified
  615. using the :file property, e.g.:
  616. #+begin_src plantuml :file diagram.png
  617. @startuml
  618. Alice -> Bob: Authentication Request
  619. Bob --> Alice: Authentication Response
  620. Alice -> Bob: Another authentication Request
  621. Alice <-- Bob: another authentication Response
  622. @enduml
  623. #+end_src
  624. Please note that *pdf* *does not work out of the box* and needs additional
  625. setup in addition to plantuml. See [[http://plantuml.com/pdf.html]] for
  626. details and setup information.
  627. *** Rewrite of radio lists
  628. Radio lists, i.e, Org plain lists in foreign buffers, have been
  629. rewritten to be on par with Radio tables. You can use a large set of
  630. parameters to control how a given list should be rendered. See manual
  631. for details.
  632. *** org-bbdb-anniversaries-future
  633. Used like ~org-bbdb-anniversaries~, it provides a few days warning for
  634. upcoming anniversaries (default: 7 days).
  635. *** Clear non-repeated SCHEDULED upon repeating a task
  636. If the task is repeated, and therefore done at least one, scheduling
  637. information is no longer relevant. It is therefore removed.
  638. See [[git:481719fbd5751aaa9c672b762cb43aea8ee986b0][commit message]] for more information.
  639. *** Support for ISO week trees
  640. ISO week trees are an alternative date tree format that orders entries
  641. by ISO week and not by month.
  642. For example:
  643. : * 2015
  644. : ** 2015-W35
  645. : ** 2015-W36
  646. : *** 2015-08-31 Monday
  647. They are supported in org-capture via ~file+weektree~ and
  648. ~file+weektree+prompt~ target specifications.
  649. *** Accept ~:indent~ parameter when capturing column view
  650. When defining a "columnview" dynamic block, it is now possible to add
  651. an :indent parameter, much like the one in the clock table.
  652. On the other hand, stars no longer appear in an ITEM field.
  653. *** Columns view
  654. **** ~org-columns~ accepts a prefix argument
  655. When called with a prefix argument, ~org-columns~ apply to the whole
  656. buffer unconditionally.
  657. **** New variable : ~org-agenda-view-columns-initially~
  658. The variable used to be a ~defvar~, it is now a ~defcustom~.
  659. **** Allow custom summaries
  660. It is now possible to add new summary types, or override those
  661. provided by Org by customizing ~org-columns-summary-types~, which see.
  662. **** Allow multiple summaries for any property
  663. Columns can now summarize the same property using different summary
  664. types.
  665. *** Preview LaTeX snippets in buffers not visiting files
  666. *** New option ~org-attach-commit~
  667. When non-nil, commit attachments with git, assuming the document is in
  668. a git repository.
  669. *** Allow conditional case-fold searches in ~org-occur~
  670. When set to ~smart~, the new variable ~org-occur-case-fold-search~ allows
  671. to mimic =isearch.el=: if the regexp searched contains any upper case
  672. character (or character class), the search is case sensitive.
  673. Otherwise, it is case insensitive.
  674. *** More robust repeated =ox-latex= footnote handling
  675. Repeated footnotes are now numbered by referring to a label in the
  676. first footnote.
  677. *** The ~org-block~ face is inherited by ~src-blocks~
  678. This works also when =org-src-fontify-natively= is non-nil. It is also
  679. possible to specify per-languages faces. See =org-src-block-faces= and
  680. the manual for details.
  681. *** Links are now customizable
  682. Links can now have custom colors, tooltips, keymaps, display behavior,
  683. etc. Links are now centralized in ~org-link-parameters~.
  684. ** New functions
  685. *** ~org-next-line-empty-p~
  686. It replaces the deprecated ~next~ argument to ~org-previous-line-empty-p~.
  687. *** ~org-show-children~
  688. It is a faster implementation of ~outline-show-children~.
  689. ** Removed functions
  690. *** ~org-agenda-filter-by-tag-refine~ has been removed.
  691. Use ~org-agenda-filter-by-tag~ instead.
  692. *** ~org-agenda-todayp~ is deprecated.
  693. Use ~org-agenda-today-p~ instead.
  694. *** ~org-babel-get-header~ is removed.
  695. Use ~org-babel--get-vars~ or ~assq~ instead, as applicable.
  696. *** ~org-babel-trim~ is deprecated.
  697. Use ~org-trim~ instead.
  698. *** ~org-element-remove-indentation~ is deprecated.
  699. Use ~org-remove-indentation~ instead.
  700. *** ~org-image-file-name-regexp~ is deprecated
  701. Use ~image-file-name-regexp~ instead.
  702. The never-used-in-core ~extensions~ argument has been dropped.
  703. *** ~org-list-parse-list~ is deprecated
  704. Use ~org-list-to-lisp~ instead.
  705. *** ~org-on-heading-p~ is deprecated
  706. A comment to this effect was in the source code since 7.8.03, but
  707. now a byte-compiler warning will be generated as well.
  708. *** ~org-table-p~ is deprecated
  709. Use ~org-at-table-p~ instead.
  710. *** ~org-table-recognize-table.el~ is deprecated
  711. It was not called by any org code since 2010.
  712. *** Various reimplementations of cl-lib functions are deprecated
  713. The affected functions are:
  714. - ~org-count~
  715. - ~org-remove-if~
  716. - ~org-remove-if-not~
  717. - ~org-reduce~
  718. - ~org-every~
  719. - ~org-some~
  720. Additionally, ~org-sublist~ is deprecated in favor of ~cl-subseq~. Note
  721. the differences in indexing conventions: ~org-sublist~ is 1-based and
  722. end-inclusive; ~cl-subseq~ is 0-based and end-exclusive.
  723. ** Removed options
  724. *** Remove all options related to ~ido~ or ~iswitchb~
  725. This includes ~org-completion-use-iswitchb~ and ~org-completion-use-ido~.
  726. Instead Org uses regular functions, e.g., ~completion-read~ so as to
  727. let those libraries operate.
  728. *** Remove ~org-list-empty-line-terminates-plain-lists~
  729. Two consecutive blank lines always terminate all levels of current
  730. plain list.
  731. *** ~fixltx2e~ is removed from ~org-latex-default-packages-alist~
  732. fixltx2e is obsolete, see LaTeX News 22.
  733. ** Miscellaneous
  734. *** Add Icelandic smart quotes
  735. *** Allow multiple receiver locations in radio tables and lists
  736. *** Allow angular links within link descriptions
  737. It is now allowed to write, e.g.,
  738. ~[[http:orgmode.org][<file:unicorn.png>]]~ as an equivalent to
  739. ~[[http:orgmode.org][file:unicorn.png]]~. The advantage of the former
  740. is that spaces are allowed within the path.
  741. *** Beamer export back-ends uses ~org-latex-prefer-user-labels~
  742. *** ~:preparation-function~ called earlier during publishing
  743. Functions in this list are called before any file is associated to the
  744. current project. Thus, they can be used to generate to be published
  745. Org files.
  746. *** Function ~org-remove-indentation~ changes.
  747. The new algorithm doesn't remove TAB characters not used for
  748. indentation.
  749. *** Secure placeholders in capture templates
  750. Placeholders in capture templates are no longer expanded recursively.
  751. However, ~%(...)~ constructs are expanded very late, so you can fill
  752. the contents of the S-exp with the replacement text of non-interactive
  753. placeholders. As before, interactive ones are still expanded as the
  754. very last step, so the previous statement doesn't apply to them.
  755. Note that only ~%(...)~ placeholders initially present in the
  756. template, or introduced using a file placeholder, i.e., ~%[...]~ are
  757. expanded. This prevents evaluating potentially malicious code when
  758. another placeholder, e.g., ~%i~ expands to a S-exp.
  759. *** Links stored by ~org-gnus-store-link~ in nnir groups
  760. Since gnus nnir groups are temporary, ~org-gnus-store-link~ now refers
  761. to the article's original group.
  762. *** ~org-babel-check-confirm-evaluate~ is now a function instead of a macro
  763. The calling convention has changed.
  764. *** HTML export table row customization changes
  765. Variable ~org-html-table-row-tags~ has been split into
  766. ~org-html-table-row-open-tag~ and ~org-html-table-row-close-tag~.
  767. Both new variables can be either a string or a function which will be
  768. called with 6 parameters.
  769. *** =ITEM= special property returns headline without stars
  770. *** Rename ~org-insert-columns-dblock~ into ~org-columns-insert-dblock~
  771. The previous name is, for the time being, kept as an obsolete alias.
  772. *** ~org-trim~ can preserve leading indentation.
  773. When setting a new optional argument to a non-nil value, ~org-trim~
  774. preserves leading indentation while removing blank lines at the
  775. beginning of the string. The behavior is identical for white space at
  776. the end of the string.
  777. *** Function ~org-info-export~ changes.
  778. HTML links created from certain info links now point to =gnu.org= URL's rather
  779. than just to local files. For example info links such as =info:emacs#List
  780. Buffers= used to be converted to HTML links like this:
  781. : <a href="emacs.html#List-Buffers">emacs#List Buffers</a>
  782. where local file =emacs.html= is referenced.
  783. For most folks this file does not exist.
  784. Thus the new behavior is to generate this HTML link instead:
  785. : <a href="https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_mono/emacs.html#List-Buffers">emacs#List Buffers</a>
  786. All emacs related info links are similarly translated plus few other
  787. =gnu.org= manuals.
  788. *** Repeaters with a ~++~ interval and a time can be shifted to later today
  789. Previously, if a recurring task had a timestamp of
  790. ~<2016-01-01 Fri 20:00 ++1d>~ and was completed on =2016-01-02= at
  791. =08:00=, the task would skip =2016-01-02= and would be rescheduled for
  792. =2016-01-03=. Timestamps with ~++~ cookies and a specific time will
  793. now shift to the first possible future occurrence, even if the
  794. occurrence is later the same day the task is completed. (Timestamps
  795. already in the future are still shifted one time further into the
  796. future.)
  797. *** ~org-mobile-action-alist~ is now a defconst
  798. It used to be a defcustom, with a warning that it shouldn't be
  799. modified anyway.
  800. *** ~file+emacs~ and ~file+sys~ link types are deprecated
  801. They are still supported in Org 9.0 but will eventually be removed in
  802. a later release. Use ~file~ link type along with universal arguments
  803. to force opening it in either Emacs or with system application.
  804. *** New defcustom ~org-babel-J-command~ stores the j command
  805. *** New defalias ~org-babel-execute:j~
  806. Allows J source blocks be indicated by letter j. Previously the
  807. indication letter was solely J.
  808. *** ~org-open-line~ ignores tables at the very beginning of the buffer
  809. When ~org-special-ctrl-o~ is non-nil, it is impractical to create
  810. a blank line above a table at the beginning of the document. Now, as
  811. a special case, ~org-open-line~ behaves normally in this situation.
  812. *** ~org-babel-hash-show-time~ is now customizable
  813. The experimental variable used to be more or less confidential, as
  814. a ~defvar~.
  815. *** New ~:format~ property to parsed links
  816. It defines the format of the original link. Possible values are:
  817. ~plain~, ~bracket~ and ~angle~.
  818. * Version 8.3
  819. ** Incompatible changes
  820. *** Properties drawers syntax changes
  821. Properties drawers are now required to be located right after a
  822. headline and its planning line, when applicable.
  823. It will break some documents as TODO states changes were sometimes
  824. logged before the property drawer.
  825. The following function will repair them:
  826. #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
  827. (defun org-repair-property-drawers ()
  828. "Fix properties drawers in current buffer.
  829. Ignore non Org buffers."
  830. (when (eq major-mode 'org-mode)
  831. (org-with-wide-buffer
  832. (goto-char (point-min))
  833. (let ((case-fold-search t)
  834. (inline-re (and (featurep 'org-inlinetask)
  835. (concat (org-inlinetask-outline-regexp)
  836. "END[ \t]*$"))))
  837. (org-map-entries
  838. (lambda ()
  839. (unless (and inline-re (org-looking-at-p inline-re))
  840. (save-excursion
  841. (let ((end (save-excursion (outline-next-heading) (point))))
  842. (forward-line)
  843. (when (org-looking-at-p org-planning-line-re) (forward-line))
  844. (when (and (< (point) end)
  845. (not (org-looking-at-p org-property-drawer-re))
  846. (save-excursion
  847. (and (re-search-forward org-property-drawer-re end t)
  848. (eq (org-element-type
  849. (save-match-data (org-element-at-point)))
  850. 'drawer))))
  851. (insert (delete-and-extract-region
  852. (match-beginning 0)
  853. (min (1+ (match-end 0)) end)))
  854. (unless (bolp) (insert "\n"))))))))))))
  855. #+END_SRC
  856. *** Using "COMMENT" is now equivalent to commenting with "#"
  857. If you used "COMMENT" in headlines to prevent a subtree from being
  858. exported, you can still do it but all information within the subtree
  859. is now commented out, i.e. no #+OPTIONS line will be parsed or taken
  860. into account when exporting.
  861. If you want to exclude a headline from export while using its contents
  862. for setting options, use =:noexport:= (see =org-export-exclude-tags=.)
  863. *** =#+CATEGORY= keywords no longer apply partially to document
  864. It was possible to use several such keywords and have them apply to
  865. the text below until the next one, but strongly deprecated since Org
  866. 5.14 (2008).
  867. =#+CATEGORY= keywords are now global to the document. You can use node
  868. properties to set category for a subtree, e.g.,
  869. #+BEGIN_SRC org
  870. ,* Headline
  871. :PROPERTIES:
  872. :CATEGORY: some category
  873. :END:
  874. #+END_SRC
  875. *** New variable to control visibility when revealing a location
  876. ~org-show-following-heading~, ~org-show-siblings~, ~org-show-entry-below~
  877. and ~org-show-hierarchy-above~ no longer exist. Instead, visibility is
  878. controlled through a single variable: ~org-show-context-detail~, which
  879. see.
  880. *** Replace disputed keys again when reading a date
  881. ~org-replace-disputed-keys~ has been ignored when reading date since
  882. version 8.1, but the former behavior is restored again.
  883. Keybinding for reading date can be customized with a new variable
  884. ~org-read-date-minibuffer-local-map~.
  885. *** No default title is provided when =TITLE= keyword is missing
  886. Skipping =TITLE= keyword no longer provides the current file name, or
  887. buffer name, as the title. Instead, simply ignore the title.
  888. *** Default bindings of =C-c C-n= and =C-c C-p= changed
  889. The key sequences =C-c C-n= and =C-c C-p= are now bound to
  890. ~org-next-visible-heading~ and ~org-previous-visible-heading~
  891. respectively, rather than the =outline-mode= versions of these
  892. functions. The Org version of these functions skips over inline tasks
  893. (and even-level headlines when ~org-odd-levels-only~ is set).
  894. *** ~org-element-context~ no longer return objects in keywords
  895. ~org-element-context~ used to return objects on some keywords, i.e.,
  896. =TITLE=, =DATE= and =AUTHOR=. It now returns only the keyword.
  897. *** ~org-timer-default-timer~ type changed from number to string
  898. If you have, in your configuration, something like =(setq
  899. org-timer-default-timer 10)= replace it with =(setq
  900. org-timer-default-timer "10")=.
  901. *** Functions signature changes
  902. The following functions require an additional argument. See their
  903. docstring for more information.
  904. - ~org-export-collect-footnote-definitions~
  905. - ~org-html-format-headline-function~
  906. - ~org-html-format-inlinetask-function~
  907. - ~org-latex-format-headline-function~
  908. - ~org-latex-format-inlinetask-function~
  909. - ~org-link-search~
  910. ** New features
  911. *** Default lexical evaluation of emacs-lisp src blocks
  912. Emacs-lisp src blocks in babel are now evaluated using lexical
  913. scoping. There is a new header to control this behavior.
  914. The default results in an eval with lexical scoping.
  915. :lexical yes
  916. This turns lexical scoping off in the eval (the former behavior).
  917. :lexical no
  918. This uses the lexical environment with x=42 in the eval.
  919. :lexical '((x . 42))
  920. *** Behavior of ~org-return~ changed
  921. If point is before or after the headline title, insert a new line
  922. without changing the headline.
  923. *** Hierarchies of tags
  924. The functionality of nesting tags in hierarchies is added to org-mode.
  925. This is the generalization of what was previously called "Tag groups"
  926. in the manual. That term is now changed to "Tag hierarchy".
  927. The following in-buffer definition:
  928. #+BEGIN_SRC org
  929. ,#+TAGS: [ Group : SubOne SubTwo ]
  930. ,#+TAGS: [ SubOne : SubOne1 SubOne2 ]
  931. ,#+TAGS: [ SubTwo : SubTwo1 SubTwo2 ]
  932. #+END_SRC
  933. Should be seen as the following tree of tags:
  934. - Group
  935. - SubOne
  936. - SubOne1
  937. - SubOne2
  938. - SubTwo
  939. - SubTwo1
  940. - SubTwo2
  941. Searching for "Group" should return all tags defined above. Filtering
  942. on SubOne filters also it's sub-tags. Etc.
  943. There is no limit on the depth for the tag hierarchy.
  944. *** Additional syntax for non-unique grouptags
  945. Additional syntax is defined for grouptags if the tags in the group
  946. don't have to be distinct on a heading.
  947. Grouptags had to previously be defined with { }. This syntax is
  948. already used for exclusive tags and Grouptags need their own,
  949. non-exclusive syntax. This behavior is achieved with [ ]. Note: { }
  950. can still be used also for Grouptags but then only one of the given
  951. tags can be used on the headline at the same time. Example:
  952. [ group : sub1 sub2 ]
  953. #+BEGIN_SRC org
  954. ,* Test :sub1:sub2:
  955. #+END_SRC
  956. This is a more general case than the already existing syntax for
  957. grouptags; { }.
  958. *** Define regular expression patterns as tags
  959. Tags can be defined as grouptags with regular expressions as
  960. "sub-tags".
  961. The regular expressions in the group must be marked up within { }.
  962. Example use:
  963. : #+TAGS: [ Project : {P@.+} ]
  964. Searching for the tag Project will now list all tags also including
  965. regular expression matches for P@.+. This is good for example for
  966. projects tagged with a common identifier, i.e. P@2014_OrgTags.
  967. *** Filtering in the agenda on grouptags (Tag hierarchies)
  968. Filtering in the agenda on grouptags filters all of the related tags.
  969. Except if a filter is applied with a (double) prefix-argument.
  970. Filtering in the agenda on subcategories does not filter the "above"
  971. levels anymore.
  972. If a grouptag contains a regular expression the regular expression
  973. is also used as a filter.
  974. *** Minor refactoring of ~org-agenda-filter-by-tag~
  975. Now uses the argument ARG and optional argument exclude instead of
  976. strip and narrow. ARG because the argument has multiple purposes and
  977. makes more sense than strip now. The term "narrowing" is changed to
  978. exclude.
  979. The main purpose is for the function to make more logical sense when
  980. filtering on tags now when tags can be structured in hierarchies.
  981. *** Babel: support for sed scripts
  982. Thanks to Bjarte Johansen for this feature.
  983. *** Babel: support for Processing language
  984. New ob-processing.el library.
  985. This library implements necessary functions for implementing editing
  986. of Processing code blocks, viewing the resulting sketches in an
  987. external viewer, and HTML export of the sketches.
  988. Check the documentation for more details.
  989. Thanks to Jarmo Hurri for this feature.
  990. *** New behavior for ~org-toggle-latex-fragment~
  991. The new behavior is the following:
  992. - With a double prefix argument or with a single prefix argument when
  993. point is before the first headline, toggle overlays in the whole
  994. buffer;
  995. - With a single prefix argument, toggle overlays in the current
  996. subtree;
  997. - On latex code, toggle overlay at point;
  998. - Otherwise, toggle overlays in the current section.
  999. *** Additional markup with =#+INCLUDE= keyword
  1000. The content of the included file can now be optionally marked up, for
  1001. instance as HTML. See the documentation for details.
  1002. *** File links with =#+INCLUDE= keyword
  1003. Objects can be extracted via =#+INCLUDE= using file links. It is
  1004. possible to include only the contents of the object. See manual for
  1005. more information.
  1006. *** Drawers do not need anymore to be referenced in =#+DRAWERS=
  1007. One can use a drawer without listing it in the =#+DRAWERS= keyword,
  1008. which is now obsolete. As a consequence, this change also deprecates
  1009. ~org-drawers~ variable.
  1010. *** ~org-edit-special~ can edit export blocks
  1011. Using C-c ' on an export block now opens a sub-editing buffer. Major
  1012. mode in that buffer is determined by export backend name (e.g.,
  1013. "latex" \to "latex-mode"). You can define exceptions to this rule by
  1014. configuring ~org-src-lang-modes~, which see.
  1015. *** Additional =:hline= processing to ob-shell
  1016. If the argument =:hlines yes= is present in a babel call, an optional
  1017. argument =:hlines-string= can be used to define a string to use as a
  1018. representation for the lisp symbol ='hline= in the shell program. The
  1019. default is =hline=.
  1020. *** Markdown export supports switches in source blocks
  1021. For example, it is now possible to number lines using the =-n= switch in
  1022. a source block.
  1023. *** New option in ASCII export
  1024. Plain lists can have an extra margin by setting ~org-ascii-list-margin~
  1025. variable to an appropriate integer.
  1026. *** New blocks in ASCII export
  1027. ASCII export now supports =#+BEGIN_JUSTIFYRIGHT= and =#+BEGIN_JUSTIFYLEFT=
  1028. blocks. See documentation for details.
  1029. *** More back-end specific publishing options
  1030. The number of publishing options specific to each back-end has been
  1031. increased. See manual for details.
  1032. *** Export inline source blocks
  1033. Inline source code was used to be removed upon exporting. They are
  1034. now handled as standard code blocks, i.e., the source code can appear
  1035. in the output, depending on the parameters.
  1036. *** Extend ~org-export-first-sibling-p~ and ~org-export-last-sibling-p~
  1037. These functions now support any element or object, not only headlines.
  1038. *** New function: ~org-export-table-row-in-header-p~
  1039. *** New function: ~org-export-get-reference~
  1040. *** New function: ~org-element-lineage~
  1041. This function deprecates ~org-export-get-genealogy~. It also provides
  1042. more features. See docstring for details.
  1043. *** New function: ~org-element-copy~
  1044. *** New filter: ~org-export-filter-body-functions~
  1045. Functions in this filter are applied on the body of the exported
  1046. document, before wrapping it within the template.
  1047. *** New :environment parameter when exporting example blocks to LaTeX
  1048. : #+ATTR_LATEX: :environment myverbatim
  1049. : #+BEGIN_EXAMPLE
  1050. : This sentence is false.
  1051. : #+END_EXAMPLE
  1052. will be exported using =@samp(myverbatim)= instead of =@samp(verbatim)=.
  1053. *** Various improvements on radio tables
  1054. Radio tables feature now relies on Org's export framework ("ox.el").
  1055. ~:no-escape~ parameter no longer exists, but additional global
  1056. parameters are now supported: ~:raw~, ~:backend~. Moreover, there are new
  1057. parameters specific to some pre-defined translators, e.g.,
  1058. ~:environment~ and ~:booktabs~ for ~orgtbl-to-latex~. See translators
  1059. docstrings (including ~orgtbl-to-generic~) for details.
  1060. *** Non-floating minted listings in Latex export
  1061. It is not possible to specify =#+attr_latex: :float nil= in conjunction
  1062. with source blocks exported by the minted package.
  1063. *** Field formulas can now create columns as needed
  1064. Previously, evaluating formulas that referenced out-of-bounds columns
  1065. would throw an error. A new variable ~org-table-formula-create-columns~
  1066. was added to adjust this behavior. It is now possible to silently add
  1067. new columns, to do so with a warning or to explicitly ask the user
  1068. each time.
  1069. *** ASCII plot
  1070. Ability to plot values in a column through ASCII-art bars. See manual
  1071. for details.
  1072. *** New hook: ~org-archive-hook~
  1073. This hook is called after successfully archiving a subtree, with point
  1074. on the original subtree, not yet deleted.
  1075. *** New option: ~org-attach-archive-delete~
  1076. When non-nil, attachments from archived subtrees are removed.
  1077. *** New option: ~org-latex-caption-above~
  1078. This variable generalizes ~org-latex-table-caption-above~, which is now
  1079. deprecated. In addition to tables, it applies to source blocks,
  1080. special blocks and images. See docstring for more information.
  1081. *** New option: ~org-latex-prefer-user-labels~
  1082. See the docstring for more information.
  1083. *** Export unnumbered headlines
  1084. Headlines, for which the property ~UNNUMBERED~ is non-nil, are now
  1085. exported without section numbers irrespective of their levels. The
  1086. property is inherited by children.
  1087. *** Tables can be sorted with an arbitrary function
  1088. It is now possible to specify a function, both programmatically,
  1089. through a new optional argument, and interactively with ~f~ or ~F~ keys,
  1090. to sort a table.
  1091. *** Table of contents can be local to a section
  1092. The ~TOC~ keywords now accepts an optional ~local~ parameter. See manual
  1093. for details.
  1094. *** Countdown timers can now be paused
  1095. ~org-timer-pause-time~ now pauses and restarts both relative and
  1096. countdown timers.
  1097. *** New option ~only-window~ for ~org-agenda-window-setup~
  1098. When ~org-agenda-window-setup~ is set to ~only-window~, the agenda is
  1099. displayed as the sole window of the current frame.
  1100. *** ~{{{date}}}~ macro supports optional formatting argument
  1101. It is now possible to supply and optional formatting argument to
  1102. ~{{{date}}}~. See manual for details.
  1103. *** ~{{{property}}}~ macro supports optional search argument
  1104. It is now possible to supply an optional search option to
  1105. ~{{{property}}}~ in order to retrieve remote properties optional. See
  1106. manual for details.
  1107. *** New option ~org-export-with-title~
  1108. It is possible to suppress the title insertion with ~#+OPTIONS:
  1109. title:nil~ or globally using the variable ~org-export-with-title~.
  1110. *** New entities family: "\_ "
  1111. "\_ " are used to insert up to 20 contiguous spaces in various
  1112. back-ends. In particular, this family can be used to introduce
  1113. leading spaces within table cells.
  1114. *** New MathJax configuration options
  1115. Org uses the MathJax CDN by default. See the manual and the docstring
  1116. of ~org-html-mathjax-options~ for details.
  1117. *** New behavior in `org-export-options-alist'
  1118. When defining a back-end, it is now possible to specify to give
  1119. `parse' behavior on a keyword. It is equivalent to call
  1120. `org-element-parse-secondary-string' on the value.
  1121. However, parsed =KEYWORD= is automatically associated to an
  1122. =:EXPORT_KEYWORD:= property, which can be used to override the keyword
  1123. value during a subtree export. Moreover, macros are expanded in such
  1124. keywords and properties.
  1125. *** Viewport support in html export
  1126. Viewport for mobile-optimized website is now automatically inserted
  1127. when exporting to html. See ~org-html-viewport~ for details.
  1128. *** New ~#+SUBTITLE~ export keyword
  1129. Org can typeset a subtitle in some export backends. See the manual
  1130. for details.
  1131. *** Remotely edit a footnote definition
  1132. Calling ~org-edit-footnote-reference~ (C-c ') on a footnote reference
  1133. allows to edit its definition, as long as it is not anonymous, in a
  1134. dedicated buffer. It works even if buffer is currently narrowed.
  1135. *** New function ~org-delete-indentation~ bound to ~M-^~
  1136. Work as ~delete-indentation~ unless at heading, in which case text is
  1137. added to headline text.
  1138. *** Support for images in Texinfo export
  1139. ~Texinfo~ back-end now handles images. See the manual for details.
  1140. *** Support for captions in Texinfo export
  1141. Tables and source blocks can now have captions. Additionally, lists
  1142. of tables and lists of listings can be inserted in the document with
  1143. =#+TOC= keyword.
  1144. *** Countdown timer support hh:mm:ss format
  1145. In addition to setting countdown timers in minutes, they can also be
  1146. set using the hh:mm:ss format.
  1147. *** Extend ~org-clone-subtree-with-time-shift~
  1148. ~org-clone-subtree-with-time-shift~ now accepts 0 as an argument for the
  1149. number of clones, which removes the repeater from the original subtree
  1150. and creates one shifted, repeating clone.
  1151. *** New time block for clock tables: ~untilnow~
  1152. It encompasses all past closed clocks.
  1153. *** Support for the ~polyglossia~ LaTeX package
  1154. See the docstring of ~org-latex-classes~ and
  1155. ~org-latex-guess-polyglossia-language~ for details.
  1156. *** None-floating tables, graphics and blocks can have captions
  1157. *** `org-insert-heading' can be forced to insert top-level headline
  1158. ** Removed functions
  1159. *** Removed function ~org-translate-time~
  1160. Use ~org-timestamp-translate~ instead.
  1161. *** Removed function ~org-beamer-insert-options-template~
  1162. This function inserted a Beamer specific template at point or in
  1163. current subtree. Use ~org-export-insert-default-template~ instead, as
  1164. it provides more features and covers all export back-ends. It is also
  1165. accessible from the export dispatcher.
  1166. *** Removed function ~org-timer-cancel-timer~
  1167. ~org-timer-stop~ now stops both relative and countdown timers.
  1168. *** Removed function ~org-export-solidify-link-text~
  1169. This function, being non-bijective, introduced bug in internal
  1170. references. Use ~org-export-get-reference~ instead.
  1171. *** Removed function ~org-end-of-meta-data-and-drawers~
  1172. The function is superseded by ~org-end-of-meta-data~, called with an
  1173. optional argument.
  1174. *** Removed functions ~org-table-colgroup-line-p~, ~org-table-cookie-line-p~
  1175. These functions were left-over from pre 8.0 era. They are not correct
  1176. anymore. Since they are not needed, they have no replacement.
  1177. ** Removed options
  1178. *** ~org-list-empty-line-terminates-plain-lists~ is deprecated
  1179. It will be kept in code base until next release, for backward
  1180. compatibility.
  1181. If you need to separate consecutive lists with blank lines, always use
  1182. two of them, as if this option was nil (default value).
  1183. *** ~org-export-with-creator~ is a boolean
  1184. Special ~comment~ value is no longer allowed. It is possible to use a
  1185. body filter to add comments about the creator at the end of the
  1186. document instead.
  1187. *** Removed option =org-html-use-unicode-chars=
  1188. Setting this to non-nil was problematic as it converted characters
  1189. everywhere in the buffer, possibly corrupting URLs.
  1190. *** Removed option =org-babel-sh-command=
  1191. This undocumented option defaulted to the value of =shell-file-name= at
  1192. the time of loading =ob-shell=. The new behavior is to use the value
  1193. of =shell-file-name= directly when the shell langage is =shell=. To chose
  1194. a different shell, either customize =shell-file-name= or bind this
  1195. variable locally.
  1196. *** Removed option =org-babel-sh-var-quote-fmt=
  1197. This undocumented option was supposed to provide different quoting
  1198. styles when changing the shell type. Changing the shell type can now
  1199. be done directly from the source block and the quoting style has to be
  1200. compatible across all shells, so a customization doesn't make sense
  1201. anymore. The chosen hard coded quoting style conforms to POSIX.
  1202. *** Removed option ~org-insert-labeled-timestamps-at-point~
  1203. Setting this option to anything else that the default value (nil)
  1204. would create invalid planning info. This dangerous option is now
  1205. removed.
  1206. *** Removed option ~org-koma-letter-use-title~
  1207. Use org-export-with-title instead. See also below.
  1208. *** Removed option ~org-entities-ascii-explanatory~
  1209. This variable has no effect since Org 8.0.
  1210. *** Removed option ~org-table-error-on-row-ref-crossing-hline~
  1211. This variable has no effect since August 2009.
  1212. *** Removed MathML-related options from ~org-html-mathjax-options~
  1213. MathJax automatically chooses the best display technology based on the
  1214. end-users browser. You may force initial usage of MathML via
  1215. ~org-html-mathjax-template~ or by setting the ~path~ property of
  1216. ~org-html-mathjax-options~.
  1217. *** Removed comment-related filters
  1218. ~org-export-filter-comment-functions~ and
  1219. ~org-export-filter-comment-block-functions~ variables do not exist
  1220. anymore.
  1221. ** Miscellaneous
  1222. *** Strip all meta data from ITEM special property
  1223. ITEM special property does not contain TODO, priority or tags anymore.
  1224. *** File names in links accept are now compatible with URI syntax
  1225. Absolute file names can now start with =///= in addition to =/=. E.g.,
  1226. =[[file:///home/me/unicorn.jpg]]=.
  1227. *** Footnotes in included files are now local to the file
  1228. As a consequence, it is possible to include multiple Org files with
  1229. footnotes in a master document without being concerned about footnote
  1230. labels colliding.
  1231. *** Mailto links now use regular URI syntax
  1232. This change deprecates old Org syntax for mailto links:
  1233. =mailto:user@domain::Subject=.
  1234. *** =QUOTE= keywords do not exist anymore
  1235. =QUOTE= keywords have been deprecated since Org 8.2.
  1236. *** Select tests to perform with the build system
  1237. The build system has been enhanced to allow test selection with a
  1238. regular expression by defining =BTEST_RE= during the test invocation.
  1239. This is especially useful during bisection to find just when a
  1240. particular test failure was introduced.
  1241. *** Exact heading search for external links ignore spaces and cookies
  1242. Exact heading search for links now ignore spaces and cookies. This is
  1243. the case for links of the form ~file:projects.org::*task title~, as well
  1244. as links of the form ~file:projects.org::some words~ when
  1245. ~org-link-search-must-match-exact-headline~ is not nil.
  1246. *** ~org-latex-hyperref-template~, ~org-latex-title-command~ formatting
  1247. New formatting keys are supported. See the respective docstrings.
  1248. Note, ~org-latex-hyperref-template~ has a new default value.
  1249. *** ~float, wasysym, marvosym~ are removed from ~org-latex-default-packages-alist~
  1250. If you require any of these package add them to your preamble via
  1251. ~org-latex-packages-alist~. Org also uses default LaTeX ~\tolerance~ now.
  1252. *** When exporting, throw an error on unresolved id/fuzzy links and code refs
  1253. This helps spotting wrong links.
  1254. * Version 8.2
  1255. ** Incompatible changes
  1256. *** =ob-sh.el= renamed to =ob-shell=
  1257. This may require two changes in user config.
  1258. 1. In =org-babel-do-load-languages=, change =(sh . t)= to =(shell . t)=.
  1259. 2. Edit =local.mk= files to change the value of =BTEST_OB_LANGUAGES=
  1260. to remove "sh" and include "shell".
  1261. *** Combine org-mac-message.el and org-mac-link-grabber into org-mac-link.el
  1262. Please remove calls to =(require 'org-mac-message)= and =(require
  1263. 'org-mac-link-grabber)= in your =.emacs= initialization file. All you
  1264. need now is =(require 'org-mac-link)=.
  1265. Additionally, replace any calls to =ogml-grab-link= to
  1266. =org-mac-grab-link=. For example, replace this line:
  1267. : (define-key org-mode-map (kbd "C-c g") 'omgl-grab-link)
  1268. with this:
  1269. : (define-key org-mode-map (kbd "C-c g") 'org-mac-grab-link)
  1270. *** HTML export: Replace =HTML_HTML5_FANCY= by =:html-html5-fancy= (...)
  1271. Some of the HTML specific export options in Org <8.1 are either nil or
  1272. t, like =#+HTML_INCLUDE_STYLE=. We replaced these binary options with
  1273. option keywords like :html-include-style.
  1274. So you need to replace
  1275. : #+HTML_INCLUDE_STYLE: t
  1276. by
  1277. : #+OPTIONS: :html-include-style t
  1278. Options affected by this change: =HTML5_FANCY=, =HTML_INCLUDE_SCRIPTS=
  1279. and =HTML_INCLUDE_STYLE=.
  1280. *** Add an argument to ~org-export-to-file~ and ~org-export-to-buffer~
  1281. ~org-export-to-file~ and ~org-export-to-file~ can run in a different
  1282. process when provided a non-nil =ASYNC= optional argument, without
  1283. relying on ~org-export-async-start~ macro.
  1284. Since =ASYNC= is the first of optional arguments, you have to shift
  1285. the other optional arguments accordingly.
  1286. *** Export back-ends are now structures
  1287. Export back-ends are now structures, and stored as such in the
  1288. communication channel during an export process. In other words, from
  1289. now on, ~(plist-get info :back-end)~ will return a structure instead
  1290. of a symbol.
  1291. Arguments in hooks and in filters are still symbols, though.
  1292. ** Important bugfixes
  1293. *** [[doc:org-insert-heading][org-insert-heading]] has been rewritten and bugs are now fixed
  1294. *** The replacement of disputed keys is now turned of when reading a date
  1295. *** Match string for sparse trees can now contain a slash in a property value
  1296. You can now have searches like SOMEPROP="aaa/bbb". Until now,
  1297. this would break because the slash would be interpreted as the
  1298. separator starting a TOTO match string.
  1299. ** New features
  1300. *** =C-c ^ x= will now sort checklist items by their checked status
  1301. See [[doc:org-sort-list][org-sort-list]]: hitting =C-c ^ x= will put checked items at the end
  1302. of the list.
  1303. *** Various LaTeX export enhancements
  1304. - Support SVG images
  1305. - Support for .pgf files
  1306. - LaTeX Babel blocks can now be exported as =.tikz= files
  1307. - Allow =latexmk= as an option for [[doc:org-latex-pdf-process][org-latex-pdf-process]]
  1308. - When using =\usepackage[AUTO]{babel}=, AUTO will automatically be
  1309. replaced with a value compatible with ~org-export-default-language~
  1310. or ~LANGUAGE~ keyword.
  1311. - The dependency on the =latexsym= LaTeX package has been removed, we
  1312. now use =amssymb= symbols by default instead.
  1313. *** New functions for paragraph motion
  1314. The commands =C-down= and =C-up= now invoke special commands
  1315. that use knowledge from the org-elements parser to move the cursor
  1316. in a paragraph-like way.
  1317. *** New entities in =org-entities.el=
  1318. Add support for ell, imath, jmath, varphi, varpi, aleph, gimel, beth,
  1319. dalet, cdots, S (§), dag, ddag, colon, therefore, because, triangleq,
  1320. leq, geq, lessgtr, lesseqgtr, ll, lll, gg, ggg, prec, preceq,
  1321. preccurlyeq, succ, succeq, succurlyeq, setminus, nexist(s), mho,
  1322. check, frown, diamond. Changes loz, vert, checkmark, smile and tilde.
  1323. *** Anonymous export back-ends
  1324. ~org-export-create-backend~ can create anonymous export back-ends,
  1325. which can then be passed to export functions like
  1326. ~org-export-to-file~, ~org-export-to-buffer~ or ~org-export-as~.
  1327. It allows for quick translation of Org syntax without the overhead of
  1328. registering a new back-end.
  1329. *** New agenda fortnight view
  1330. The agenda has not, in addition to day, week, month, and year
  1331. views, also a fortnight view covering 14 days.
  1332. ** New options
  1333. *** New option [[doc:org-bookmark-names-plist][org-bookmark-names-plist]]
  1334. This allows to specify the names of automatic bookmarks.
  1335. *** New option [[doc:org-agenda-ignore-drawer-properties][org-agenda-ignore-drawer-properties]]
  1336. This allows more flexibility when optimizing the agenda generation.
  1337. See https://orgmode.org/worg/agenda-optimization.html for details.
  1338. *** New option: [[doc:org-html-link-use-abs-url][org-html-link-use-abs-url]] to force using absolute URLs
  1339. This is an export/publishing option, and should be used either within
  1340. the =#+OPTIONS= line(s) or within a [[doc:org-publish-project-alist][org-publish-project-alist]].
  1341. Setting this option to =t= is needed when the HTML output does not
  1342. allow relative URLs. For example, the =contrib/lisp/ox-rss.el=
  1343. library produces a RSS feed, and RSS feeds need to use absolute URLs,
  1344. so a combination of =:html-link-home "..." and :html-link-use-abs-url
  1345. t= is required---see the configuration example in the comment section
  1346. of =ox-rss.el=.
  1347. *** New option [[doc:org-babel-ditaa-java-cmd][org-babel-ditaa-java-cmd]]
  1348. This makes java executable configurable for ditaa blocks.
  1349. *** New options [[doc:org-babel-latex-htlatex][org-babel-latex-htlatex]] and [[doc:org-babel-latex-htlatex-packages][org-babel-latex-htlatex-packages]]
  1350. This enables SVG generation from latex code blocks.
  1351. *** New option: [[doc:org-habit-show-done-always-green][org-habit-show-done-always-green]]
  1352. See [[https://lists.gnu.org/r/emacs-orgmode/2013-05/msg00214.html][this message]] from Max Mikhanosha.
  1353. *** New option: [[doc:org-babel-inline-result-wrap][org-babel-inline-result-wrap]]
  1354. If you set this to the following
  1355. : (setq org-babel-inline-result-wrap "$%s$")
  1356. then inline code snippets will be wrapped into the formatting string.
  1357. *** New option: [[doc:org-special-ctrl-o][org-special-ctrl-o]]
  1358. This variable can be used to turn off the special behavior of
  1359. =C-o= in tables.
  1360. ** New contributed packages
  1361. - =ox-bibtex.el= by Nicolas Goaziou :: an utility to handle BibTeX
  1362. export to both LaTeX and HTML exports. It uses the [[http://www.lri.fr/~filliatr/bibtex2html/][bibtex2html]]
  1363. software.
  1364. - =org-screenshot.el= by Max Mikhanosha :: an utility to handle
  1365. screenshots easily from Org, using the external tool [[http://freecode.com/projects/scrot][scrot]].
  1366. ** Miscellaneous
  1367. *** "QUOTE" keywords in headlines are deprecated
  1368. "QUOTE" keywords are an undocumented feature in Org. When a headline
  1369. starts with the keyword "QUOTE", its contents are parsed as
  1370. a ~quote-section~ and treated as an example block. You can achieve
  1371. the same with example blocks.
  1372. This feature is deprecated and will be removed in the next Org
  1373. release.
  1374. * Version 8.0.1
  1375. ** Installation
  1376. Installation instructions have been updated and simplified.
  1377. If you have troubles installing or updating Org, focus on these
  1378. instructions:
  1379. - when updating via a =.zip/.tar.gz= file, you only need to set the
  1380. =load-path= in your =.emacs=. Set it before any other Org
  1381. customization that would call autoloaded Org functions.
  1382. - when updating by pulling Org's Git repository, make sure to create the
  1383. correct autoloads. You can do this by running =~$ make autoloads= (to
  1384. only create the autoloads) or by running =~$ make= (to also compile
  1385. the Emacs lisp files.) =~$ make help= and =~$ make helpall= gives you
  1386. detailed explanations.
  1387. - when updating through ELPA (either from GNU ELPA or from Org ELPA),
  1388. you have to install Org's ELPA package in a session where no Org
  1389. function has been called already.
  1390. When in doubt, run =M-x org-version RET= and see if you have a mixed-up
  1391. installation.
  1392. See https://orgmode.org/org.html#Installation for details.
  1393. ** Incompatible changes
  1394. Org 8.0 is the most disruptive major version of Org.
  1395. If you configured export options, you will have to update some of them.
  1396. If you used =#+ATTR_*= keywords, the syntax of the attributes changed and
  1397. you will have to update them.
  1398. Below is a list of changes for which you need to take action.
  1399. See https://orgmode.org/worg/org-8.0.html for the most recent version of
  1400. this list and for detailed instructions on how to migrate.
  1401. **** New export engine
  1402. Org 8.0 comes with a new export engine written by Nicolas Goaziou. This
  1403. export engine relies on ~org-element.el~ (Org's syntax parser), which was
  1404. already in Org's core. This new export engine triggered the rewriting of
  1405. /all/ export back-ends.
  1406. The most visible change is the export dispatcher, accessible through the
  1407. keybinding =C-c C-e=. By default, this menu only shows some of the
  1408. built-in export formats, but you can add more formats by loading them
  1409. directly (e.g., =(require 'ox-texinfo)= or by configuring the option
  1410. [[doc:org-export-backends][org-export-backends]].
  1411. More contributed back-ends are available from the =contrib/= directory, the
  1412. corresponding files start with the =ox-= prefix.
  1413. If you customized an export back-end (like HTML or LaTeX), you will need to
  1414. rename some options so that your customization is not lost. Typically, an
  1415. option starting with =org-export-html-= is now named =org-html-=. See the
  1416. manual for details and check [[https://orgmode.org/worg/org-8.0.html][this Worg page]] for directions.
  1417. **** New syntax for #+ATTR_HTML/LaTeX/... options
  1418. : #+ATTR_HTML width="200px"
  1419. should now be written
  1420. : #+ATTR_HTML :width 200px
  1421. Keywords like =#+ATTR_HTML= and =#+ATTR_LaTeX= are defined in their
  1422. respective back-ends, and the list of supported parameters depends on
  1423. each backend. See Org's manual for details.
  1424. **** ~org-remember.el~ has been removed
  1425. You cannot use =remember.el= anymore to capture notes.
  1426. Support for remember templates has been obsoleted since long, it is
  1427. now fully removed.
  1428. Use =M-x org-capture-import-remember-templates RET= to import your
  1429. remember templates into capture templates.
  1430. **** ~org-jsinfo.el~ has been merged into ~ox-html.el~
  1431. If you were requiring ~ox-jsinfo.el~ in your ~.emacs.el~ file, you
  1432. will have to remove this requirement from your initialization file.
  1433. **** Note for third-party developers
  1434. The name of the files for export back-end have changed: we now use the
  1435. prefix =ox-= for those files (like we use the =ob-= prefix for Babel
  1436. files.) For example ~org-html.el~ is now ~ox-html.el~.
  1437. If your code relies on these files, please update the names in your
  1438. code.
  1439. **** Packages moved from core to contrib
  1440. Since packages in Org's core are meant to be part of GNU Emacs, we try
  1441. to be minimalist when it comes to adding files into core. For 8.0, we
  1442. moved some contributions into the =contrib/= directory.
  1443. The rationale for deciding that these files should live in =contrib/=
  1444. is either because they rely on third-party software that is not
  1445. included in Emacs, or because they are not targeting a significant
  1446. user-base.
  1447. - org-colview-xemacs.el
  1448. - org-mac-message.el
  1449. - org-mew.el
  1450. - org-wl.el
  1451. - ox-freedmind.el
  1452. - ox-taskjuggler.el
  1453. Note that ~ox-freedmind.el~ has been rewritten by Jambunathan,
  1454. ~org-mew.el~ has been enhanced by Tokuya Kameshima and
  1455. ~ox-taskjuggler.el~ by Nicolas Goaziou and others.
  1456. Also, the Taskjuggler exporter now uses TJ3 by default. John Hendy
  1457. wrote [[https://orgmode.org/worg/org-tutorials/org-taskjuggler3.html][a tutorial on Worg]] for the TJ3 export.
  1458. ** New packages in core
  1459. *** ~ob-makefile.el~ by Eric Schulte and Thomas S. Dye
  1460. =ob-makefile.el= implements Org Babel support for Makefile tangling.
  1461. *** ~ox-man.el~ by Luis Anaya
  1462. =ox-man.el= allows you to export Org files to =man= pages.
  1463. *** ~ox-md.el~ by Nicolas Goaziou
  1464. =ox-md.el= allows you to export Org files to Markdown files, using the
  1465. vanilla [[http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/][Markdown syntax]].
  1466. *** ~ox-texinfo.el~ by Jonathan Leech-Pepin
  1467. =ox-texinfo.el= allows you to export Org files to [[https://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/][Texinfo]] files.
  1468. ** New packages in contrib
  1469. *** ~ob-julia.el~ by G. Jay Kerns
  1470. [[http://julialang.org/][Julia]] is a new programming language.
  1471. =ob-julia.el= provides Org Babel support for evaluating Julia source
  1472. code.
  1473. *** ~ob-mathomatic.el~ by Luis Anaya
  1474. [[http://www.mathomatic.org/][mathomatic]] a portable, command-line, educational CAS and calculator
  1475. software, written entirely in the C programming language.
  1476. ~ob-mathomatic.el~ provides Org Babel support for evaluating mathomatic
  1477. entries.
  1478. *** ~ob-tcl.el~ by Luis Anaya
  1479. ~ob-tcl.el~ provides Org Babel support for evaluating [[http://www.tcl.tk/][Tcl]] source code.
  1480. *** ~org-bullets.el~ by Evgeni Sabof
  1481. Display bullets instead of stars for headlines.
  1482. Also see [[https://orgmode.org/worg/org-faq.html#sec-8-12][this updated FAQ]] on how to display another character than "*"
  1483. for starting headlines.
  1484. *** ~org-favtable.el~ by Marc-Oliver Ihm
  1485. ~org-favtable.el~ helps you to create and update a table of favorite
  1486. locations in org, keeping the most frequently visited lines right at
  1487. the top. This table is called "favtable". See the documentation on
  1488. [[https://orgmode.org/worg/org-contrib/org-favtable.html][Worg]].
  1489. *** ~ox-confluence.el~ by Sébastien Delafond
  1490. ~ox-confluence.el~ lets you convert Org files to [[https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Confluence%2BWiki%2BMarkup][Confluence Wiki]] files.
  1491. *** ~ox-deck.el~ and ~ox-s5.el~ by Rick Frankel
  1492. [[http://imakewebthings.com/deck.js/][deck.js]] is a javascript library for displaying HTML ages as
  1493. presentations. ~ox-deck.el~ exports Org files to HTML presentations
  1494. using =deck.js=.
  1495. [[http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/s5/][s5]] is a set of scripts which also allows to display HTML pages as
  1496. presentations. ~ox-s5.el~ exports Org files to HTML presentations
  1497. using =s5=.
  1498. *** ~ox-groff.el~ by Luis Anaya and Nicolas Goaziou
  1499. The [[https://www.gnu.org/software/groff/][groff]] (GNU troff) software is a typesetting package which reads
  1500. plain text mixed with formatting commands and produces formatted
  1501. output.
  1502. Luis Anaya and Nicolas Goaziou implemented ~ox-groff.el~ to allow
  1503. conversion from Org files to groff.
  1504. *** ~ox-koma-letter.el~ by Nicolas Goaziou and Alan Schmitt
  1505. This back-end allow to export Org pages to the =KOMA Scrlttr2= format.
  1506. *** ~ox-rss.el~ by Bastien
  1507. This back-end lets you export Org pages to RSS 2.0 feeds. Combined
  1508. with the HTML publishing feature, this allows you to build a blog
  1509. entirely with Org.
  1510. ** New features
  1511. *** Export
  1512. **** New export generic options
  1513. If you use Org exporter, we advise you to re-read [[https://orgmode.org/org.html#Exporting][the manual section about
  1514. it]]. It has been updated and includes new options.
  1515. Among the new/updated export options, three are of particular importance:
  1516. - [[doc:org-export-allow-bind-keywords][org-export-allow-bind-keywords]] :: This option replaces the old option
  1517. =org-export-allow-BIND= and the default value is =nil=, not =confirm=.
  1518. You will need to explicitly set this to =t= in your initialization
  1519. file if you want to allow =#+BIND= keywords.
  1520. - [[doc:org-export-with-planning][org-export-with-planning]] :: This new option controls the export of
  1521. =SCHEDULED:, DEADLINE:, CLOSED:= lines, and planning information is
  1522. now skipped by default during export. This use to be the job of
  1523. [[doc:org-export-with-timestamps][org-export-with-timestamps]], but this latter option has been given a
  1524. new role: it controls the export of /standalone time-stamps/. When
  1525. set to =nil=, Org will not export active and inactive time-stamps
  1526. standing on a line by themselves or within a paragraph that only
  1527. contains time-stamps.
  1528. To check if an option has been introduced or its default value changed in
  1529. Org 8.0, do =C-h v [option] RET= and check if the documentation says that
  1530. the variable has been introduced (or changed) in version 24.4 of Emacs.
  1531. **** Enhanced default stylesheet for the HTML exporter
  1532. See the new default value of [[doc:org-html-style-default][org-html-style-default]].
  1533. **** New tags, classes and ids for the HTML exporter
  1534. See the new default value of [[doc:org-html-divs][org-html-divs]].
  1535. **** Support for tikz pictures in LaTeX export
  1536. **** ~org-man.el~: New export function for "man" links
  1537. **** ~org-docview.el~: New export function for docview links
  1538. *** Structure editing
  1539. **** =C-u C-u M-RET= inserts a heading at the end of the parent subtree
  1540. **** Cycling to the =CONTENTS= view keeps inline tasks folded
  1541. [[doc:org-cycle-hook][org-cycle-hook]] as a new function [[doc:org-cycle-hide-inline-tasks][org-cycle-hide-inline-tasks]] which
  1542. prevents the display of inline tasks when showing the content of a subtree.
  1543. **** =C-c -= in a region makes a list item for each line
  1544. This is the opposite of the previous behavior, where =C-c -= on a region
  1545. would create one item for the whole region, and where =C-u C-c -= would
  1546. create an item for each line. Now =C-c -= on the selected region creates
  1547. an item per line, and =C-u C-c -= creates a single item for the whole
  1548. region.
  1549. **** When transposing words, markup characters are now part of the words
  1550. In Emacs, you can transpose words with =M-t=. Transposing =*these*
  1551. _words__= will preserve markup.
  1552. **** New command [[doc:org-set-property-and-value][org-set-property-and-value]] bound to =C-c C-x P=
  1553. This command allows you to quickly add both the property and its value. It
  1554. is useful in buffers where there are many properties and where =C-c C-x p=
  1555. can slow down the flow of editing too much.
  1556. **** New commands [[doc:org-next-block][org-next-block]] and [[doc:org-previous-block][org-previous-block]]
  1557. These commands allow you to go to the previous block (=C-c M-b= or the
  1558. speedy key =B=) or to the next block (=C-c M-f= or the speedy key =F=.)
  1559. **** New commands [[doc:org-drag-line-forward][org-drag-line-forward]] and [[doc:org-drag-line-backward][org-drag-line-backward]]
  1560. These commands emulate the old behavior of =M-<down>= and =M-<up>= but are
  1561. now bound to =S-M-<down>= and =S-M-<up>= respectively, since =M-<down>= and
  1562. =M-<up>= now drag the whole element at point (a paragraph, a table, etc.)
  1563. forward and backward.
  1564. **** When a list item has a checkbox, inserting a new item uses a checkbox too
  1565. **** When sorting entries/items, only the description of links is considered
  1566. Now Org will sort this list
  1567. : - [[http://abc.org][B]]
  1568. : - [[http://def.org][A]]
  1569. like this:
  1570. : - [[http://def.org][A]]
  1571. : - [[http://abc.org][B]]
  1572. by comparing the descriptions, not the links.
  1573. Same when sorting headlines instead of list items.
  1574. **** New option =orgstruct-heading-prefix-regexp=
  1575. For example, setting this option to "^;;; " in Emacs lisp files and using
  1576. =orgstruct-mode= in those files will allow you to cycle through visibility
  1577. states as if lines starting with ";;; *..." where headlines.
  1578. In general, you want to set =orgstruct-heading-prefix-regexp= as a file
  1579. local variable.
  1580. **** New behavior of [[doc:org-clone-subtree-with-time-shift][org-clone-subtree-with-time-shift]]
  1581. The default is now to ask for a time-shift only when there is a time-stamp.
  1582. When called with a universal prefix argument =C-u=, it will not ask for a
  1583. time-shift even if there is a time-stamp.
  1584. **** New option [[doc:org-agenda-restriction-lock-highlight-subtree][org-agenda-restriction-lock-highlight-subtree]]
  1585. This defaults to =t= so that the whole subtree is highlighted when you
  1586. restrict the agenda view to it with =C-c C-x <= (or the speed command =<=).
  1587. The default setting helps ensuring that you are not adding tasks after the
  1588. restricted region. If you find this highlighting too intrusive, set this
  1589. option to =nil=.
  1590. **** New option [[doc:org-closed-keep-when-no-todo][org-closed-keep-when-no-todo]]
  1591. When switching back from a =DONE= keyword to a =TODO= keyword, Org now
  1592. removes the =CLOSED= planning information, if any. It also removes this
  1593. information when going back to a non-TODO state (e.g., with =C-c C-t SPC=).
  1594. If you want to keep the =CLOSED= planning information when removing the
  1595. TODO keyword, set [[doc:org-closed-keep-when-no-todo][org-closed-keep-when-no-todo]] to =t=.
  1596. **** New option [[doc:org-image-actual-width][org-image-actual-width]]
  1597. This option allows you to change the width of in-buffer displayed images.
  1598. The default is to use the actual width of the image, but you can use a
  1599. fixed value for all images, or fall back on an attribute like
  1600. : #+attr_html: :width 300px
  1601. *** Scheduled/deadline
  1602. **** Implement "delay" cookies for scheduled items
  1603. If you want to delay the display of a scheduled task in the agenda, you can
  1604. now use a delay cookie like this: =SCHEDULED: <2004-12-25 Sat -2d>=. The
  1605. task is still scheduled on the 25th but will appear in your agenda starting
  1606. from two days later (i.e. from March 27th.)
  1607. Imagine for example that your co-workers are not done in due time and tell
  1608. you "we need two more days". In that case, you may want to delay the
  1609. display of the task in your agenda by two days, but you still want the task
  1610. to appear as scheduled on March 25th.
  1611. In case the task contains a repeater, the delay is considered to affect all
  1612. occurrences; if you want the delay to only affect the first scheduled
  1613. occurrence of the task, use =--2d= instead. See [[doc:org-scheduled-delay-days][org-scheduled-delay-days]]
  1614. and [[doc:org-agenda-skip-scheduled-delay-if-deadline][org-agenda-skip-scheduled-delay-if-deadline]] for details on how to
  1615. control this globally or per agenda.
  1616. **** Use =C-u C-u C-c C-s= will insert a delay cookie for scheduled tasks
  1617. See the previous section for why delay cookies may be useful.
  1618. **** Use =C-u C-u C-c C-d= will insert a warning delay for deadline tasks
  1619. =C-u C-u C-c C-d= now inserts a warning delay to deadlines.
  1620. *** Calendar, diary and appts
  1621. **** New variable [[doc:org-read-date-minibuffer-local-map][org-read-date-minibuffer-local-map]]
  1622. By default, this new local map uses "." to go to today's date, like in the
  1623. normal =M-x calendar RET=. If you want to deactivate this and to reassign
  1624. the "@" key to =calendar-goto-today=, use this:
  1625. #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
  1626. ;; Unbind "." in Org's calendar:
  1627. (define-key org-read-date-minibuffer-local-map (kbd ".") nil)
  1628. ;; Bind "@" to `calendar-goto-today':
  1629. (define-key org-read-date-minibuffer-local-map
  1630. (kbd "@")
  1631. (lambda () (interactive) (org-eval-in-calendar '(calendar-goto-today))))
  1632. #+END_SRC
  1633. **** In Org's calendar, =!= displays diary entries of the date at point
  1634. This is useful when you want to check if you don't already have an
  1635. appointment when setting new ones with =C-c .= or =C-c s=. =!= will
  1636. call =diary-view-entries= and display the diary in a separate buffer.
  1637. **** [[doc:org-diary][org-diary]]: only keep the descriptions of links
  1638. [[doc:org-diary][org-diary]] returns diary information from Org files, but it returns it
  1639. in a diary buffer, not in an Org mode buffer. When links are displayed,
  1640. only show their description, not the full links.
  1641. *** Agenda
  1642. **** New agenda type =agenda*= and entry types =:scheduled* :deadline*=
  1643. When defining agenda custom commands, you can now use =agenda*=: this will
  1644. list entries that have both a date and a time. This is useful when you
  1645. want to build a list of appointments.
  1646. You can also set [[doc:org-agenda-entry-types][org-agenda-entry-types]] either globally or locally in
  1647. each agenda custom command and use =:timestamp*= and/or =:deadline*= there.
  1648. Another place where this is useful is your =.diary= file:
  1649. : %%(org-diary :scheduled*) ~/org/rdv.org
  1650. This will list only entries from =~/org/rdv.org= that are scheduled with a
  1651. time value (i.e. appointments).
  1652. **** New agenda sorting strategies
  1653. [[doc:org-agenda-sorting-strategy][org-agenda-sorting-strategy]] allows these new sorting strategies:
  1654. | Strategy | Explanations |
  1655. |----------------+------------------------------------------|
  1656. | timestamp-up | Sort by any timestamp, early first |
  1657. | timestamp-down | Sort by any timestamp, late first |
  1658. | scheduled-up | Sort by scheduled timestamp, early first |
  1659. | scheduled-down | Sort by scheduled timestamp, late first |
  1660. | deadline-up | Sort by deadline timestamp, early first |
  1661. | deadline-down | Sort by deadline timestamp, late first |
  1662. | ts-up | Sort by active timestamp, early first |
  1663. | ts-down | Sort by active timestamp, late first |
  1664. | tsia-up | Sort by inactive timestamp, early first |
  1665. | tsia-down | Sort by inactive timestamp, late first |
  1666. **** New options to limit the number of agenda entries
  1667. You can now limit the number of entries in an agenda view. This is
  1668. different from filters: filters only /hide/ the entries in the agenda,
  1669. while limits are set while generating the list of agenda entries.
  1670. These new options are available:
  1671. - [[doc:org-agenda-max-entries][org-agenda-max-entries]] :: limit by number of entries.
  1672. - [[doc:org-agenda-max-todos][org-agenda-max-todos]] :: limit by number of TODOs.
  1673. - [[doc:org-agenda-max-tags][org-agenda-max-tags]] :: limit by number of tagged entries.
  1674. - [[doc:org-agenda-max-effort][org-agenda-max-effort]] :: limit by effort (minutes).
  1675. For example, if you locally set [[doc:org-agenda-max-todos][org-agenda-max-todos]] to 3 in an agenda
  1676. view, the agenda will be limited to the first three todos. Other entries
  1677. without a TODO keyword or beyond the third TODO headline will be ignored.
  1678. When setting a limit (e.g. about an effort's sum), the default behavior is
  1679. to exclude entries that cannot be checked against (e.g. entries that have
  1680. no effort property.) To include other entries too, you can set the limit
  1681. to a negative number. For example =(setq org-agenda-max-tags -3)= will not
  1682. show the fourth tagged headline (and beyond), but it will also show
  1683. non-tagged headlines.
  1684. **** =~= in agenda view sets temporary limits
  1685. You can hit =~= in the agenda to temporarily set limits: this will
  1686. regenerate the agenda as if the limits were set. This is useful for
  1687. example when you want to only see a list of =N= tasks, or a list of tasks
  1688. that take only =N= minutes.
  1689. **** "=" in agenda view filters by regular expressions
  1690. You can now filter agenda entries by regular expressions using ~=~. =C-u
  1691. == will filter entries out. Regexp filters are cumulative. You can set
  1692. [[doc:org-agenda-regexp-filter-preset][org-agenda-regexp-filter-preset]] to suit your needs in each agenda view.
  1693. **** =|= in agenda view resets all filters
  1694. Since it's common to combine tag filters, category filters, and now regexp
  1695. filters, there is a new command =|= to reset all filters at once.
  1696. **** Allow writing an agenda to an =.org= file
  1697. You can now write an agenda view to an =.org= file. It copies the
  1698. headlines and their content (but not subheadings) into the new file.
  1699. This is useful when you want to quickly share an agenda containing the full
  1700. list of notes.
  1701. **** New commands to drag an agenda line forward (=M-<down>=) or backward (=M-<up>=)
  1702. It sometimes handy to move agenda lines around, just to quickly reorganize
  1703. your tasks, or maybe before saving the agenda to a file. Now you can use
  1704. =M-<down>= and =M-<up>= to move the line forward or backward.
  1705. This does not persist after a refresh of the agenda, and this does not
  1706. change the =.org= files who contribute to the agenda.
  1707. **** Use =%b= for displaying "breadcrumbs" in the agenda view
  1708. [[doc:org-agenda-prefix-format][org-agenda-prefix-format]] now allows to use a =%b= formatter to tell Org
  1709. to display "breadcrumbs" in the agenda view.
  1710. This is useful when you want to display the task hierarchy in your agenda.
  1711. **** Use =%l= for displaying the headline's level in the agenda view
  1712. [[doc:org-agenda-prefix-format][org-agenda-prefix-format]] allows to use a =%l= formatter to tell Org to
  1713. display entries with additional spaces corresponding to their level in the
  1714. outline tree.
  1715. **** [[doc:org-agenda-write][org-agenda-write]] will ask before overwriting an existing file
  1716. =M-x org-agenda-write RET= (or =C-c C-w= from an agenda buffer) used to
  1717. overwrite preexisting file with the same name without confirmation. It now
  1718. asks for a confirmation.
  1719. **** New commands =M-m= and =M-*= to toggle (all) mark(s) for bulk action
  1720. - [[doc:org-agenda-bulk-toggle][org-agenda-bulk-toggle]] :: this command is bound to =M-m= and toggles
  1721. the mark of the entry at point.
  1722. - [[doc:org-agenda-bulk-toggle-all][org-agenda-bulk-toggle-all]] :: this command is bound to =M-*= and
  1723. toggles all the marks in the current agenda.
  1724. **** New option [[doc:org-agenda-search-view-max-outline-level][org-agenda-search-view-max-outline-level]]
  1725. This option sets the maximum outline level to display in search view.
  1726. E.g. when this is set to 1, the search view will only show headlines of
  1727. level 1.
  1728. **** New option [[doc:org-agenda-todo-ignore-time-comparison-use-seconds][org-agenda-todo-ignore-time-comparison-use-seconds]]
  1729. This allows to compare times using seconds instead of days when honoring
  1730. options like =org-agenda-todo-ignore-*= in the agenda display.
  1731. **** New option [[doc:org-agenda-entry-text-leaders][org-agenda-entry-text-leaders]]
  1732. This allows you to get rid of the ">" character that gets added in front of
  1733. entries excerpts when hitting =E= in the agenda view.
  1734. **** New formatting string for past deadlines in [[doc:org-agenda-deadline-leaders][org-agenda-deadline-leaders]]
  1735. The default formatting for past deadlines is ="%2d d. ago: "=, which makes
  1736. it explicit that the deadline is in the past. You can configure this via
  1737. [[doc:org-agenda-deadline-leaders][org-agenda-deadline-leaders]]. Note that the width of the formatting
  1738. string is important to keep the agenda alignment clean.
  1739. **** New allowed value =repeated-after-deadline= for [[doc:org-agenda-skip-scheduled-if-deadline-is-shown][org-agenda-skip-scheduled-if-deadline-is-shown]]
  1740. When [[doc:org-agenda-skip-scheduled-if-deadline-is-shown][org-agenda-skip-scheduled-if-deadline-is-shown]] is set to
  1741. =repeated-after-deadline=, the agenda will skip scheduled items if they are
  1742. repeated beyond the current deadline.
  1743. **** New option for [[doc:org-agenda-skip-deadline-prewarning-if-scheduled][org-agenda-skip-deadline-prewarning-if-scheduled]]
  1744. This variable may be set to nil, t, the symbol `pre-scheduled', or a number
  1745. which will then give the number of days before the actual deadline when the
  1746. prewarnings should resume. The symbol `pre-scheduled' eliminates the
  1747. deadline prewarning only prior to the scheduled date.
  1748. Read the full docstring for details.
  1749. **** [[doc:org-class][org-class]] now supports holiday strings in the skip-weeks parameter
  1750. For example, this task will now be skipped only on new year's day:
  1751. : * Task
  1752. : <%%(org-class 2012 1 1 2013 12 12 2 "New Year's Day")>
  1753. *** Capture
  1754. **** Allow =C-1= as a prefix for [[doc:org-agenda-capture][org-agenda-capture]] and [[doc:org-capture][org-capture]]
  1755. With a =C-1= prefix, the capture mechanism will use the =HH:MM= value at
  1756. point (if any) or the current =HH:MM= time as the default time for the
  1757. capture template.
  1758. **** Expand keywords within %(sexp) placeholder in capture templates
  1759. If you use a =%:keyword= construct within a =%(sexp)= construct, Org will
  1760. expand the keywords before expanding the =%(sexp)=.
  1761. **** Allow to contextualize capture (and agenda) commands by checking the name of the buffer
  1762. [[doc:org-capture-templates-contexts][org-capture-templates-contexts]] and [[doc:org-agenda-custom-commands-contexts][org-agenda-custom-commands-contexts]]
  1763. allow you to define what capture templates and what agenda commands should
  1764. be available in various contexts. It is now possible for the context to
  1765. check against the name of the buffer.
  1766. *** Tag groups
  1767. Using =#+TAGS: { Tag1 : Tag2 Tag3 }= will define =Tag1= as a /group tag/
  1768. (note the colon after =Tag1=). If you search for =Tag1=, it will return
  1769. headlines containing either =Tag1=, =Tag2= or =Tag3= (or any combination
  1770. of those tags.)
  1771. You can use group tags for sparse tree in an Org buffer, for creating
  1772. agenda views, and for filtering.
  1773. See https://orgmode.org/org.html#Tag-groups for details.
  1774. *** Links
  1775. **** =C-u C-u M-x org-store-link RET= will ignore non-core link functions
  1776. Org knows how to store links from Org buffers, from info files and from
  1777. other Emacs buffers. Org can be taught how to store links from any buffer
  1778. through new link protocols (see [[https://orgmode.org/org.html#Adding-hyperlink-types]["Adding hyperlink types"]] in the manual.)
  1779. Sometimes you want Org to ignore added link protocols and store the link
  1780. as if the protocol was not known.
  1781. You can now do this with =C-u C-u M-x org-store-link RET=.
  1782. **** =C-u C-u C-u M-x org-store-link RET= on an active region will store links for each lines
  1783. Imagine for example that you want to store a link for every message in a
  1784. Gnus summary buffer. In that case =C-x h C-u C-u C-u M-x org-store-link
  1785. RET= will store a link for every line (i.e. message) if the region is
  1786. active.
  1787. **** =C-c C-M-l= will add a default description for links which don't have one
  1788. =C-c C-M-l= inserts all stored links. If a link does not have a
  1789. description, this command now adds a default one, so that we are not mixing
  1790. with-description and without-description links when inserting them.
  1791. **** No curly braces to bracket links within internal links
  1792. When storing a link to a headline like
  1793. : * See [[https://orgmode.org][Org website]]
  1794. [[doc:org-store-link][org-store-link]] used to convert the square brackets into curly brackets.
  1795. It does not anymore, taking the link description or the link path, when
  1796. there is no description.
  1797. *** Table
  1798. **** Switching between #+TBLFM lines
  1799. If you have several =#+TBLFM= lines below a table, =C-c C-c= on a line will
  1800. apply the formulas from this line, and =C-c C-c= on another line will apply
  1801. those other formulas.
  1802. **** You now use "nan" for empty fields in Calc formulas
  1803. If empty fields are of interest, it is recommended to reread the section
  1804. [[https://orgmode.org/org.html#Formula-syntax-for-Calc][3.5.2 Formula syntax for Calc]] of the manual because the description for the
  1805. mode strings has been clarified and new examples have been added towards
  1806. the end.
  1807. **** Handle localized time-stamps in formulas evaluation
  1808. If your =LOCALE= is set so that Org time-stamps use another language than
  1809. english, and if you make time computations in Org's table, it now works by
  1810. internally converting the time-stamps with a temporary =LOCALE=C= before
  1811. doing computation.
  1812. **** New lookup functions
  1813. There are now three lookup functions:
  1814. - [[doc:org-loopup-first][org-loopup-first]]
  1815. - [[doc:org-loopup-last][org-loopup-last]]
  1816. - [[doc:org-loopup-all][org-loopup-all]]
  1817. See [[https://orgmode.org/org.html#Lookup-functions][the manual]] for details.
  1818. *** Startup keywords
  1819. These new startup keywords are now available:
  1820. | Startup keyword | Option |
  1821. |----------------------------------+---------------------------------------------|
  1822. | =#+STARTUP: logdrawer= | =(setq org-log-into-drawer t)= |
  1823. | =#+STARTUP: nologdrawer= | =(setq org-log-into-drawer nil)= |
  1824. |----------------------------------+---------------------------------------------|
  1825. | =#+STARTUP: logstatesreversed= | =(setq org-log-states-order-reversed t)= |
  1826. | =#+STARTUP: nologstatesreversed= | =(setq org-log-states-order-reversed nil)= |
  1827. |----------------------------------+---------------------------------------------|
  1828. | =#+STARTUP: latexpreview= | =(setq org-startup-with-latex-preview t)= |
  1829. | =#+STARTUP: nolatexpreview= | =(setq org-startup-with-latex-preview nil)= |
  1830. *** Clocking
  1831. **** New option [[doc:org-clock-rounding-minutes][org-clock-rounding-minutes]]
  1832. E.g. if [[doc:org-clock-rounding-minutes][org-clock-rounding-minutes]] is set to 5, time is 14:47 and you
  1833. clock in: then the clock starts at 14:45. If you clock out within the next
  1834. 5 minutes, the clock line will be removed; if you clock out 8 minutes after
  1835. your clocked in, the clock out time will be 14:50.
  1836. **** New option [[doc:org-time-clocksum-use-effort-durations][org-time-clocksum-use-effort-durations]]
  1837. When non-nil, =C-c C-x C-d= uses effort durations. E.g., by default, one
  1838. day is considered to be a 8 hours effort, so a task that has been clocked
  1839. for 16 hours will be displayed as during 2 days in the clock display or in
  1840. the clocktable.
  1841. See [[doc:org-effort-durations][org-effort-durations]] on how to set effort durations and
  1842. [[doc:org-time-clocksum-format][org-time-clocksum-format]] for more on time clock formats.
  1843. **** New option [[doc:org-clock-x11idle-program-name][org-clock-x11idle-program-name]]
  1844. This allows to set the name of the program which prints X11 idle time in
  1845. milliseconds. The default is to use =x11idle=.
  1846. **** New option [[doc:org-use-last-clock-out-time-as-effective-time][org-use-last-clock-out-time-as-effective-time]]
  1847. When non-nil, use the last clock out time for [[doc:org-todo][org-todo]]. Note that this
  1848. option has precedence over the combined use of [[doc:org-use-effective-time][org-use-effective-time]] and
  1849. [[doc:org-extend-today-until][org-extend-today-until]].
  1850. **** =S-<left/right>= on a clocksum column will update the sum by updating the last clock
  1851. **** =C-u 3 C-S-<up/down>= will update clock timestamps synchronously by 3 units
  1852. **** New parameter =:wstart= for clocktables to define the week start day
  1853. **** New parameter =:mstart= to state the starting day of the month
  1854. **** Allow relative times in clocktable tstart and tend options
  1855. **** The clocktable summary is now a caption
  1856. **** =:tstart= and =:tend= and friends allow relative times like "<-1w>" or "<now>"
  1857. *** Babel
  1858. **** You can now use =C-c C-k= for [[doc:org-edit-src-abort][org-edit-src-abort]]
  1859. This allows you to quickly cancel editing a source block.
  1860. **** =C-u C-u M-x org-babel-tangle RET= tangles by the target file of the block at point
  1861. This is handy if you want to tangle all source code blocks that have the
  1862. same target than the block at point.
  1863. **** New options for auto-saving the base buffer or the source block editing buffer
  1864. When [[doc:org-edit-src-turn-on-auto-save][org-edit-src-turn-on-auto-save]] is set to =t=, editing a source block
  1865. in a new window will turn on =auto-save-mode= and save the code in a new
  1866. file under the same directory than the base Org file.
  1867. When [[doc:org-edit-src-auto-save-idle-delay][org-edit-src-auto-save-idle-delay]] is set to a number of minutes =N=,
  1868. the base Org buffer will be saved after this number of minutes of idle
  1869. time.
  1870. **** New =:post= header argument post-processes results
  1871. This header argument may be used to pass the results of the current
  1872. code block through another code block for post-processing. See the
  1873. manual for a usage example.
  1874. **** Commented out heading are ignored when collecting blocks for tangling
  1875. If you comment out a heading (with =C-c ;= anywhere on the heading or in
  1876. the subtree), code blocks from within this heading are now ignored when
  1877. collecting blocks for tangling.
  1878. **** New option [[doc:org-babel-hash-show-time][org-babel-hash-show-time]] to show a time-stamp in the result hash
  1879. **** Do not ask for confirmation if cached value is current
  1880. Do not run [[doc:org-babel-confirm-evaluate][org-babel-confirm-evaluate]] if source block has a cache and the
  1881. cache value is current as there is no evaluation involved in this case.
  1882. **** =ob-sql.el= and =ob-python.el= have been improved.
  1883. **** New Babel files only need to =(require 'ob)=
  1884. When writing a new Babel file, you now only need to use =(require 'ob)=
  1885. instead of requiring each Babel library one by one.
  1886. *** Faces
  1887. - Org now fontifies radio link targets by default
  1888. - In the agenda, use [[doc:org-todo-keyword-faces][org-todo-keyword-faces]] to highlight selected TODO keywords
  1889. - New face [[doc:org-priority][org-priority]], enhanced fontification of priority cookies in agenda
  1890. - New face [[doc:org-tag-group][org-tag-group]] for group tags
  1891. ** Miscellaneous
  1892. - New speedy key =s= pour [[doc:org-narrow-to-subtree][org-narrow-to-subtree]]
  1893. - Handling of [[doc:org-html-table-row][org-html-table-row]] has been updated (incompatible change)
  1894. - [[doc:org-export-html-table-tag][org-export-html-table-tag]] is replaced by [[doc:org-html-table-default-attributes][org-html-table-default-attributes]]
  1895. - Support using =git-annex= with Org attachments
  1896. - org-protocol: Pass optional value using query in url to capture from protocol
  1897. - When the refile history is empty, use the current filename as default
  1898. - When you cannot change the TODO state of a task, Org displays the blocking task
  1899. - New option [[doc:org-mobile-allpriorities][org-mobile-allpriorities]]
  1900. - org-bibtex.el now use =visual-line-mode= instead of the deprecated =longlines-mode=
  1901. - [[doc:org-format-latex-options][org-format-latex-options]] allows to set the foreground/background colors automatically
  1902. - New option [[doc:org-archive-file-header-format][org-archive-file-header-format]]
  1903. - New "neg" entity in [[doc:org-entities][org-entities]]
  1904. - New function [[doc:org-docview-export][org-docview-export]] to export docview links
  1905. - New =:eps= header argument for ditaa code blocks
  1906. - New option [[doc:org-gnus-no-server][org-gnus-no-server]] to start Gnus with =gnus-no-server=
  1907. - Org is now distributed with =htmlize.el= version 1.43
  1908. - ~org-drill.el~ has been updated to version 2.3.7
  1909. - ~org-mac-iCal.el~ now supports OS X versions up to 10.8
  1910. - Various improvements to ~org-contacts.el~ and =orgpan.el=
  1911. ** Outside Org
  1912. *** Spanish translation of the Org guide by David Arroyo Menéndez
  1913. David (and others) translated the Org compact guide in spanish:
  1914. You can read the [[https://orgmode.org/worg/orgguide/orgguide.es.pdf][PDF guide]].
  1915. *** ~poporg.el~ and ~outorg.el~
  1916. Two new libraries (~poporg.el~ by François Pinard and ~outorg.el~ by
  1917. Thorsten Jolitz) now enable editing of comment-sections from source-code
  1918. buffers in temporary Org-mode buffers, making the full editing power of
  1919. Org-mode available. ~outorg.el~ comes together with ~outshine.el~ and
  1920. ~navi-mode.el~, two more libraries by Thorsten Jolitz with the goal to give
  1921. source-code buffers the /look & feel/ of Org-mode buffers while greatly
  1922. improving navigation and structure editing. A detailed description can be
  1923. found here: https://orgmode.org/worg/org-tutorials/org-outside-org.html
  1924. Here are two screencasts demonstrating Thorsten's tools:
  1925. - [[http://youtu.be/nqE6YxlY0rw]["Modern conventions for Emacs Lisp files"]]
  1926. - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v%3DII-xYw5VGFM][Exploring Bernt Hansen's Org-mode tutorial with 'navi-mode']]
  1927. *** MobileOrg for iOS
  1928. MobileOrg for iOS back in the App Store The 1.6.0 release was focused on
  1929. the new Dropbox API and minor bug fixes but also includes a new ability to
  1930. launch in Capture mode. Track development and contribute [[https://github.com/MobileOrg/mobileorg/issues][on github]].
  1931. * Version 7.9.3
  1932. ** New option [[doc::org-agenda-use-tag-inheritance][org-agenda-use-tag-inheritance]]
  1933. [[doc::org-use-tag-inheritance][org-use-tag-inheritance]] controls whether tags are inherited when
  1934. org-tags-view is called (either in =tags=, =tags-tree= or =tags-todo=
  1935. agenda views.)
  1936. When generating other agenda types such as =agenda=, =todo= and
  1937. =todo-tree=, tags inheritance is not used when selecting the entries
  1938. to display. Still, you might want to have all tag information correct
  1939. in the agenda buffer, e.g. for tag filtering. In that case, add the
  1940. agenda type to this variable.
  1941. Setting this variable to nil should considerably speeds up the agenda
  1942. generation.
  1943. Note that the default was to display inherited tags in the agenda
  1944. lines even if `org-use-tag-inheritance' was nil. The default is now
  1945. to *never* display inherited tags in agenda lines, but to /know/ about
  1946. them when the agenda type is listed in [[doc::org-agenda-use-tag-inheritance][org-agenda-use-tag-inheritance]].
  1947. ** New default value nil for [[doc::org-agenda-dim-blocked-tasks][org-agenda-dim-blocked-tasks]]
  1948. Using `nil' as the default value speeds up the agenda generation. You
  1949. can hit `#' (or `C-u #') in agenda buffers to temporarily dim (or turn
  1950. invisible) blocked tasks.
  1951. ** New speedy keys for [[doc::org-speed-commands-default][org-speed-commands-default]]
  1952. You can now use `:' (instead of `;') for setting tags---this is
  1953. consistent with using the `:' key in agenda view.
  1954. You can now use `=' for [[doc::org-columns][org-columns]].
  1955. ** =org-float= is now obsolete, use =diary-float= instead
  1956. ** No GPL manual anymore
  1957. There used to be a GPL version of the Org manual, but this is not the
  1958. case anymore, the Free Software Foundation does not permit this.
  1959. The GNU FDL license is now included in the manual directly.
  1960. ** Enhanced compatibility with Emacs 22 and XEmacs
  1961. Thanks to Achim for his work on enhancing Org's compatibility with
  1962. various Emacsen. Things may not be perfect, but Org should work okay
  1963. in most environments.
  1964. * Version 7.9.2
  1965. ** New ELPA repository for Org packages
  1966. You can now add the Org ELPA repository like this:
  1967. #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
  1968. (add-to-list 'package-archives '("org" . "https://orgmode.org/elpa/") t)
  1969. #+END_SRC
  1970. It contains both the =org-*.tar= package (the core Org distribution, also
  1971. available through https://elpa.gnu.org) and the =org-plus*.tar= package (the
  1972. extended Org distribution, with non-GNU packages from the =contrib/=
  1973. directory.)
  1974. See https://orgmode.org/elpa/
  1975. ** Overview of the new keybindings
  1976. | Keybinding | Speedy | Command |
  1977. |-----------------+--------+-----------------------------|
  1978. | =C-c C-x C-z= | | [[doc::org-clock-resolve][org-clock-resolve]] |
  1979. | =C-c C-x C-q= | | [[doc::org-clock-cancel][org-clock-cancel]] |
  1980. | =C-c C-x C-x= | | [[doc::org-clock-in-last][org-clock-in-last]] |
  1981. | =M-h= | | [[doc::org-mark-element][org-mark-element]] |
  1982. | =*= | | [[doc::org-agenda-bulk-mark-all][org-agenda-bulk-mark-all]] |
  1983. | =C-c C-M-l= | | [[doc::org-insert-all-links][org-insert-all-links]] |
  1984. | =C-c C-x C-M-v= | | [[doc::org-redisplay-inline-images][org-redisplay-inline-images]] |
  1985. | =C-c C-x E= | =E= | [[doc::org-inc-effort][org-inc-effort]] |
  1986. | | =#= | [[doc::org-toggle-comment][org-toggle-comment]] |
  1987. | | =:= | [[doc::org-columns][org-columns]] |
  1988. | | =W= | Set =APPT_WARNTIME= |
  1989. | =k= | | [[doc::org-agenda-capture][org-agenda-capture]] |
  1990. | C-c , | , | [[doc::org-priority][org-priority]] |
  1991. ** New package and Babel language
  1992. *** =org-eshell.el= by Konrad Hinsen is now in Org
  1993. =org-eshell.el= allows you to create links from [[https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/eshell/index.html][Eshell]].
  1994. *** Support for execution of Scala code blocks (see ob-scala.el)
  1995. *** Support for execution of IO code blocks (see ob-io.el)
  1996. ** Incompatible changes
  1997. - If your code relies on =org-write-agenda=, please use
  1998. [[doc::org-agenda-write][org-agenda-write]] from now on.
  1999. - If your code relies on =org-make-link=, please use =concat=
  2000. instead.
  2001. - =org-link-to-org-use-id= has been renamed to
  2002. =org-id-link-to-org-use-id= and its default value is nil. The
  2003. previous default was =create-if-interactive-and-no-custom-id=.
  2004. ** New features and user-visible changes
  2005. *** Org Element
  2006. =org-element.el= is a toolbox for parsing and analyzing "elements"
  2007. in an Org-mode buffer. This has been written by Nicolas Goaziou
  2008. and has been tested for quite some time. It is now part of Org's
  2009. core and many core functions rely on this package.
  2010. Two functions might be particularly handy for users:
  2011. =org-element-at-point= and =org-element-context=.
  2012. See the docstrings for more details.
  2013. Below is a list of editing and navigating commands that now rely
  2014. on =org-element.el=.
  2015. **** [[doc::org-fill-paragraph][org-fill-paragraph]] has been completely rewritten
  2016. The filling mechanisms now rely on org-element, trying to do the
  2017. right thing on each element in various contexts. E.g. filling in
  2018. a list item will preserve indentation; filling in message-mode
  2019. will fall back on the relevant filling functions; etc.
  2020. **** [[doc::org-metaup][org-metaup]] and [[doc::org-metadown][org-metadown]] will drag the element backward/forward
  2021. If you want to get the old behavior (i.e. moving a line up and
  2022. down), you can first select the line as an active region, then
  2023. =org-metaup= or =org-metadown= to move the region backward or
  2024. forward. This also works with regions bigger than just one line.
  2025. **** [[doc::org-up-element][org-up-element]] and [[doc::org-down-element][org-down-element]] (respectively =C-c C-^= and =C-c C-_=)
  2026. This will move the point up/down in the hierarchy of elements.
  2027. **** [[doc::org-backward-element][org-backward-element]] and [[doc::org-forward-element][org-forward-element]] (respectively =M-{= and =M-}=)
  2028. This will move the point backward/forward in the hierarchy of
  2029. elements.
  2030. **** [[doc::org-narrow-to-element][org-narrow-to-element]] will narrow to the element at point
  2031. **** [[doc::org-mark-element][org-mark-element]] will mark the element at point
  2032. This command is bound to =M-h= and will mark the element at
  2033. point. If the point is at a paragraph, it will mark the
  2034. paragraph. If the point is at a list item, it will mark the list
  2035. item. Etc.
  2036. Note that if point is at the beginning of a list, it will mark
  2037. the whole list.
  2038. To mark a subtree, you can either use =M-h= on the headline
  2039. (since there is no ambiguity about the element you're at) or
  2040. [[doc::org-mark-subtree][org-mark-subtree]] (=C-c @=) anywhere in the subtree.
  2041. Invoking [[doc::org-mark-element][org-mark-element]] repeatedly will try to mark the next
  2042. element on top of the previous one(s). E.g. hitting =M-h= twice
  2043. on a headline will mark the current subtree and the next one on
  2044. the same level.
  2045. *** Org Agenda
  2046. **** New option [[doc::org-agenda-sticky][org-agenda-sticky]]
  2047. There is a new option =org-agenda-sticky= which enables "sticky"
  2048. agendas. Sticky agendas remain opened in the background so that
  2049. you don't need to regenerate them each time you hit the
  2050. corresponding keystroke. This is a big time saver.
  2051. When [[doc::org-agenda-sticky][org-agenda-sticky]] is =non-nil=, the agenda buffer will be
  2052. named using the agenda key and its description. In sticky
  2053. agendas, the =q= key will just bury the agenda buffers and
  2054. further agenda commands will show existing buffer instead of
  2055. generating new ones.
  2056. If [[doc::org-agenda-sticky][org-agenda-sticky]] is set to =nil=, =q= will kill the single
  2057. agenda buffer.
  2058. **** New option [[doc::org-agenda-custom-commands-contexts][org-agenda-custom-commands-contexts]]
  2059. Setting this option allows you to define specific context where
  2060. agenda commands should be available from. For example, when set
  2061. to this value
  2062. #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
  2063. (setq org-agenda-custom-commands-contexts
  2064. '(("p" (in-file . "\\.txt"))))
  2065. #+END_SRC
  2066. then the =p= agenda command will only be available from buffers
  2067. visiting *.txt files. See the docstring and the manual for more
  2068. details on how to use this.
  2069. **** Changes in bulk actions
  2070. The set of commands starting with =k ...= as been deleted and the
  2071. features have been merged into the "bulk action" feature.
  2072. After you marked some entries in the agenda, if you call =B s=,
  2073. the agenda entries will be rescheduled using the date at point if
  2074. on a date header. If you are on an entry with a timestamp, you
  2075. will be prompted for a date to reschedule your marked entries to,
  2076. using the timestamp at point as the default prompt.
  2077. You can now use =k= to capture the marked entry and use the date
  2078. at point as an overriding date for the capture template.
  2079. To bind this behavior to =M-x org-capture RET= (or its
  2080. keybinding), set the new option [[doc::org-capture-use-agenda-date][org-capture-use-agenda-date]] to
  2081. =t=.
  2082. **** =N= and =P= in the agenda will move to the next/previous item
  2083. **** New command [[doc::org-agenda-bulk-mark-all][org-agenda-bulk-mark-all]] to mark all items
  2084. This new command is bound to =*= in agenda mode.
  2085. There is also a new option [[doc::org-agenda-bulk-mark-char][org-agenda-bulk-mark-char]] to set the
  2086. character to use as a mark for bulk actions.
  2087. **** New option [[doc::org-agenda-persistent-marks][org-agenda-persistent-marks]]
  2088. When set to =non-nil=, marks will remain visible after a bulk
  2089. action. You can temporarily toggle this by pressing =p= when
  2090. invoking [[doc::org-agenda-bulk-action][org-agenda-bulk-action]]. Marks are deleted if your
  2091. rebuild the agenda buffer or move to another date/span (e.g. with
  2092. =f= or =w=).
  2093. **** New option [[doc::org-agenda-skip-timestamp-if-deadline-is-shown][org-agenda-skip-timestamp-if-deadline-is-shown]]
  2094. =Non-nil= means skip timestamp line if same entry shows because
  2095. of deadline.
  2096. In the agenda of today, an entry can show up multiple times
  2097. because it has both a plain timestamp and has a nearby deadline.
  2098. When this variable is t, then only the deadline is shown and the
  2099. fact that the entry has a timestamp for or including today is not
  2100. shown. When this variable is =nil=, the entry will be shown
  2101. several times.
  2102. **** New =todo-unblocked= and =nottodo-unblocked= skip conditions
  2103. See the [[https://orgmode.org/cgit.cgi/org-mode.git/commit/?id=f426da][git commit]] for more explanations.
  2104. **** Allow category filtering in the agenda
  2105. You can now filter the agenda by category. Pressing "<" will
  2106. filter by the category of the item on the current line, and
  2107. pressing "<" again will remove the filter. You can combine tag
  2108. filters and category filters.
  2109. You can use =org-agenda-category-filter= in your custom agenda
  2110. views and =org-agenda-category-filter-preset= in your main
  2111. configuration.
  2112. See also the new command [[doc::org-agenda-filter-by-top-category][org-agenda-filter-by-top-category]]:
  2113. hitting =^= will filter by "Top" category: only show entries that
  2114. are of the same category than the Top category of the entry at
  2115. point.
  2116. *** Org Links
  2117. **** Inserting links
  2118. When inserting links through [[doc::org-insert-link][org-insert-link]], the description is
  2119. now displayed first, followed by the literal link, as the
  2120. description is often more useful when you look for the link you
  2121. want to insert.
  2122. Completion now complete both literal links and description. If
  2123. you complete a description, the literal link and its description
  2124. will be inserted directly, whereas when you complete the literal
  2125. link, you will be prompted for a description (as with Org 7.8.)
  2126. In the completion buffer, links to the current buffer are now
  2127. highlighted.
  2128. **** New templates =%h= and =%(sexp)= for abbreviated links
  2129. On top of =%s= template, which is replaced by the link tag in
  2130. abbreviated links, you can now use =%h= (which does the same than =%s=
  2131. but does not hexify the tag) and =%(sexp)= (which can run a function
  2132. that takes the tag as its own argument.)
  2133. **** New link type =help=
  2134. You can now create links from =help= buffers.
  2135. For example, if you request help for the command [[doc::org-agenda][org-agenda]] with
  2136. =C-h f org-agenda RET=, creating a link from this buffer will let
  2137. you go back to the same buffer.
  2138. **** New command [[doc::org-insert-all-links][org-insert-all-links]]
  2139. This will insert all links as list items. With a universal
  2140. prefix argument, links will not be deleted from the variable
  2141. =org-stored-links=.
  2142. This new command is bound to =C-c C-M-l=.
  2143. **** New option [[doc::org-url-hexify-p][org-url-hexify-p]]
  2144. When set to =nil=, the =URL= part of a link will not be hexified.
  2145. **** Org can now open multiple shell links
  2146. **** New option [[doc::org-doi-server-url][org-doi-server-url]] to specify an alternate DOI server
  2147. **** RET now follows time stamps links
  2148. *** Org Editing
  2149. **** [[doc::org-todo][org-todo]] and =org-archive-*= can now loop in the active region
  2150. When [[doc::org-loop-over-headlines-in-active-region][org-loop-over-headlines-in-active-region]] is =non-nil=, using
  2151. [[doc::org-todo][org-todo]] or =org-archive-*= commands in the active region will
  2152. loop over headlines. This is handy if you want to set the TODO
  2153. keyword for several items, or archive them quickly.
  2154. **** You can now set tags for headlines in a region
  2155. If [[doc::org-loop-over-headlines-in-active-region][org-loop-over-headlines-in-active-region]] is =non-nil=, then
  2156. selecting the region and hitting =C-c C-q= will set the tags for
  2157. all headlines in the region.
  2158. **** New command [[doc::org-insert-drawer][org-insert-drawer]] to insert a drawer interactively
  2159. **** Comments start with "^[ \t]*# " anywhere on a line
  2160. Note that the space after the hashtag is mandatory. Comments
  2161. with "^#+" are not supported anymore.
  2162. **** New speed key =#= to toggle the COMMENT cookie on a headline
  2163. **** =indent-region-function= is now set to [[doc::org-indent-region][org-indent-region]]
  2164. =C-M-\= should now produce useful results.
  2165. You can unindent the buffer with [[doc::org-unindent-buffer][org-unindent-buffer]].
  2166. **** New option [[doc::org-allow-promoting-top-level-subtree][org-allow-promoting-top-level-subtree]]
  2167. When =non-nil=, =S-M-<left>= will promote level-1 subtrees
  2168. containing other subtrees. The level-1 headline will be
  2169. commented out. You can revert to the previous state with =M-x
  2170. undo RET=.
  2171. *** Org Clock
  2172. **** New keybinding =C-c C-x C-z= for [[doc::org-clock-resolve][org-clock-resolve]]
  2173. **** New keybinding =C-c C-x C-q= for [[doc::org-clock-cancel][org-clock-cancel]]
  2174. **** New command [[doc::org-clock-in-last][org-clock-in-last]] to clock in the last clocked item
  2175. This command is bound to =C-c C-x C-x= and will clock in the last
  2176. clocked entry, if any.
  2177. **** =C-u M-x= [[doc::org-clock-out][org-clock-out]] =RET= now prompts for a state to switch to
  2178. **** =S-M-<up/down>= on a clock timestamps adjusts the previous/next clock
  2179. **** New option [[doc::org-clock-continuously][org-clock-continuously]]
  2180. When set to =nil=, clocking in a task will first try to find the
  2181. last clocked out task and restart from when that task was clocked
  2182. out.
  2183. You can temporarily activate continuous clocking with =C-u C-u
  2184. C-u M-x= [[doc::org-clock-in][org-clock-in]] =RET= (three universal prefix arguments)
  2185. and =C-u C-u M-x= [[org-clock-in-last][org-clock-in-last]] =RET= (two universal prefix
  2186. arguments).
  2187. **** New option [[doc::org-clock-frame-title-format][org-clock-frame-title-format]]
  2188. This option sets the value of =frame-title-format= when clocking
  2189. in.
  2190. **** New options for controlling the clockreport display
  2191. [[doc::org-clock-file-time-cell-format][org-clock-file-time-cell-format]]: Format string for the file time
  2192. cells in clockreport.
  2193. [[doc::org-clock-total-time-cell-format][org-clock-total-time-cell-format]]: Format string for the total
  2194. time cells in clockreport.
  2195. **** New options for controlling the clock/timer display
  2196. [[doc::org-clock-clocked-in-display][org-clock-clocked-in-display]]: control whether the current clock
  2197. is displayed in the mode line and/or frame title.
  2198. [[doc::org-timer-display][org-timer-display]]: control whether the current timer is displayed
  2199. in the mode line and/or frame title.
  2200. This allows the clock and timer to be displayed in the frame
  2201. title instead of, or as well as, the mode line. This is useful
  2202. for people with limited space in the mode line but with ample
  2203. space in the frame title.
  2204. *** Org Appearance
  2205. **** New option [[doc::org-custom-properties][org-custom-properties]]
  2206. The visibility of properties listed in this options can be turn
  2207. on/off with [[doc::org-toggle-custom-properties-visibility][org-toggle-custom-properties-visibility]]. This might
  2208. be useful for properties used by third-part tools or that you
  2209. don't want to see temporarily.
  2210. **** New command [[doc::org-redisplay-inline-images][org-redisplay-inline-images]]
  2211. This will redisplay all images. It is bound to =C-c C-x C-M-v=.
  2212. **** New entities in =org-entities.el=
  2213. There are these new entities:
  2214. : ("tilde" "\\~{}" nil "&tilde;" "~" "~" "~")
  2215. : ("slash" "/" nil "/" "/" "/" "/")
  2216. : ("plus" "+" nil "+" "+" "+" "+")
  2217. : ("under" "\\_" nil "_" "_" "_" "_")
  2218. : ("equal" "=" nil "=" "=" "=" "=")
  2219. : ("asciicirc" "\\textasciicircum{}" nil "^" "^" "^" "^")
  2220. **** New face =org-list-dt= for definition terms
  2221. **** New face =org-date-selected= for the selected calendar day
  2222. **** New face value for =org-document-title=
  2223. The face is back to a normal height.
  2224. *** Org Columns
  2225. **** New speed command =:= to activate the column view
  2226. **** New special property =CLOCKSUM_T= to display today's clocked time
  2227. You can use =CLOCKSUM_T= the same way you use =CLOCKSUM=. It
  2228. will display the time spent on tasks for today only.
  2229. **** Use the =:COLUMNS:= property in columnview dynamic blocks
  2230. If the =:COLUMNS:= is set in a subtree, the columnview dynamic
  2231. block will use its value as the column format.
  2232. **** Consider inline tasks when computing a sum
  2233. *** Org Dates and Time Stamps
  2234. **** Enhanced [[doc::org-sparse-tree][org-sparse-tree]]
  2235. =C-c /= can now check for time ranges.
  2236. When checking for dates with =C-c /= it is useful to change the
  2237. type of dates that you are interested in. You can now do this
  2238. interactively with =c= after =C-c /= and/or by setting
  2239. [[doc::org-sparse-tree-default-date-type][org-sparse-tree-default-date-type]] to the default value you want.
  2240. **** Support for hourly repeat cookies
  2241. You can now use
  2242. : SCHEDULED: <2012-08-20 lun. 08:00 +1h>
  2243. if you want to add an hourly repeater to an entry.
  2244. **** =C-u C-u C-c .= inserts a time-stamp with no prompt
  2245. **** When (setq [[doc::org-read-date-prefer-future][org-read-date-prefer-future]] 'time), accept days in the prompt
  2246. "8am Wed" and "Wed 8am" are now acceptable values when entering a
  2247. date from the prompt. If [[doc::org-read-date-prefer-future][org-read-date-prefer-future]] is set to
  2248. =time=, this will produce the expected prompt indication.
  2249. **** New option [[doc::org-datetree-add-timestamp][org-datetree-add-timestamp]]
  2250. When set to =non-nil=, datetree entries will also have a
  2251. timestamp. This is useful if you want to see these entries in a
  2252. sparse tree with =C-c /=.
  2253. *** Org Capture
  2254. **** New command [[doc::org-capture-string][org-capture-string]]
  2255. M-x [[doc::org-capture-string][org-capture-string]] RET will prompt for a string and a capture
  2256. template. The string will be used as an annotation for the
  2257. template. This is useful when capturing in batch mode as it lets
  2258. you define the content of the template without being in Emacs.
  2259. **** New option [[doc::org-capture-templates-contexts][org-capture-templates-contexts]]
  2260. Setting this option allows you to define specific context where
  2261. capture templates should be available from. For example, when
  2262. set to this value
  2263. #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
  2264. (setq org-capture-templates-contexts
  2265. '(("c" (in-mode . "message-mode"))))
  2266. #+END_SRC
  2267. then the =c= capture template will only be available from
  2268. =message-mode= buffers. See the docstring and the manual for
  2269. more details on how to use this.
  2270. **** New =%l= template to insert the literal link
  2271. **** New option [[doc::org-capture-bookmark][org-capture-bookmark]]
  2272. Org used to automatically add a bookmark with capture a note.
  2273. You can now turn this on by setting [[doc::org-capture-bookmark][org-capture-bookmark]] to
  2274. =nil=.
  2275. **** Expand =%<num>= escape sequences into text entered for <num>'th =%^{PROMPT}= escape
  2276. See the manual for more explanations.
  2277. **** More control over empty lines
  2278. You can use =:empty-lines-before= and =:empty-lines-after= to
  2279. control the insertion of empty lines. Check the manual for more
  2280. explanations.
  2281. **** New hook [[doc::org-capture-prepare-finalize-hook][org-capture-prepare-finalize-hook]]
  2282. This new hook runs before the finalization process starts.
  2283. *** Org Export
  2284. **** New functions =orgtbl-to-table.el= and =orgtbl-to-unicode=
  2285. =orgtbl-to-table.el= convert the table to a =table.el= table, and
  2286. =orgtbl-to-unicode= will use =ascii-art-to-unicode.el= (when
  2287. available) to print beautiful tables.
  2288. **** [[doc::org-table-export][org-table-export]] now a bit clever about the target format
  2289. When you specify a file name like =table.csv=, [[doc::org-table-export][org-table-export]]
  2290. will now suggest =orgtbl-to-csv= the default method for exporting
  2291. the table.
  2292. **** New option [[doc::org-export-date-timestamp-format][org-export-date-timestamp-format]]
  2293. The option allows to set a time string format for Org timestamps
  2294. in the #+DATE option.
  2295. **** LaTeX: New options for exporting table rules :tstart, :hline and :tend
  2296. See [[doc::org-export-latex-tables-hline][org-export-latex-tables-hline]] and [[doc::org-export-latex-tables-tend][org-export-latex-tables-tend]].
  2297. **** LaTeX: You can now set =:hfmt= from =#+ATTR_LaTeX=
  2298. **** Beamer: Add support and keybinding for the =exampleblock= environment
  2299. Add support for these languages in [[doc::org-export-language-setup][org-export-language-setup]].
  2300. More languages are always welcome.
  2301. **** Beamer: New option [[doc::org-beamer-inherited-properties][org-beamer-inherited-properties]]
  2302. This option allows Beamer export to inherit some properties.
  2303. Thanks to Carsten for implementing this.
  2304. **** ODT: Add support for ODT export in org-bbdb.el
  2305. **** ODT: Add support for indented tables (see [[https://orgmode.org/cgit.cgi/org-mode.git/commit/?id=e9fd33][this commit]] for details)
  2306. **** ODT: Improve the conversion from ODT to other formats
  2307. **** ASCII: Swap the level-1/level-2 characters to underline the headlines
  2308. **** Support for Chinese, simplified Chinese, Russian, Ukrainian and Japanese
  2309. **** HTML: New option [[doc::org-export-html-date-format-string][org-export-html-date-format-string]]
  2310. Format string to format the date and time in HTML export. Thanks
  2311. to Sébastien Vauban for this patch.
  2312. *** Org Babel
  2313. **** New =:results drawer= parameter
  2314. =:results drawer= replaces =:results wrap=, which is deprecated but still
  2315. supported.
  2316. **** =:results org= now put results in a =#+BEGIN_SRC org= block
  2317. =:results org= used to put results in a =#+BEGIN_ORG= block but it now puts
  2318. results in a =#+BEGIN_SRC org= block, with comma-escaped lines.
  2319. =#+BEGIN_ORG= blocks are obsolete.
  2320. **** Exporting =#+BEGIN_SRC org= blocks exports the code
  2321. It used to exports the results of the code.
  2322. *** Miscellaneous
  2323. **** New menu entry for [[doc::org-refile][org-refile]]
  2324. **** Allow capturing to encrypted entries
  2325. If you capture to an encrypted entry, it will be decrypted before
  2326. inserting the template then re-encrypted after finalizing the capture.
  2327. **** Inactive timestamps are now handled in tables
  2328. Calc can do computation on active time-stamps like <2012-09-29 sat.>.
  2329. Inactive time-stamps in a table's cell are now internally deactivated so
  2330. that Calc formulas can operate on them.
  2331. **** [[doc::org-table-number-regexp][org-table-number-regexp]] can now accept comma as decimal mark
  2332. **** Org allows a new property =APPT_WARNTIME=
  2333. You can set it with the =W= speedy key or set it manually. When
  2334. set, exporting to iCalendar and [[doc::org-agenda-to-appt][org-agenda-to-appt]] will use the
  2335. value of this property as the number of minutes for the warning
  2336. alarm.
  2337. **** New command [[doc::org-inc-effort][org-inc-effort]]
  2338. This will increment the effort value.
  2339. It is bound to =C-c C-x E= and to =E= as a speedy command.
  2340. **** Attach: Add support for creating symbolic links
  2341. =org-attach-method= now supports a new method =lns=, allowing to
  2342. attach symbolic links.
  2343. **** Archive: you can now archive to a datetree
  2344. **** New option [[doc::org-inlinetask-show-first-star][org-inlinetask-show-first-star]]
  2345. =Non-nil= means display the first star of an inline task as
  2346. additional marker. When =nil=, the first star is not shown.
  2347. **** New option [[doc::org-latex-preview-ltxpng-directory][org-latex-preview-ltxpng-directory]]
  2348. This lets you define the path for the =ltxpng/= directory.
  2349. **** You can now use imagemagick instead of dvipng to preview LaTeX fragments
  2350. **** You can now turn off [[doc::orgstruct++-mode][orgstruct++-mode]] safely
  2351. **** =C-u C-c C-c= on list items to add check boxes
  2352. =C-u C-c C-c= will add an empty check box on a list item.
  2353. When hit from the top of the list, it will add check boxes for
  2354. all top level list items.
  2355. **** =org-list-ending-method= and =org-list-end-regexp= are now obsolete
  2356. Fall back on using =org-list-end-re= only, which see.
  2357. **** org-feed.el now expands =%(sexp)= templates
  2358. **** New option [[doc::org-protocol-data-separator][org-protocol-data-separator]]
  2359. **** New option [[doc::org-ditaa-jar-option][org-ditaa-jar-option]] to specify the ditaa jar file
  2360. **** New possible value for [[doc::org-loop-over-headlines-in-active-region][org-loop-over-headlines-in-active-region]]
  2361. When [[doc::org-loop-over-headlines-in-active-region][org-loop-over-headlines-in-active-region]] is set to
  2362. =start-level=, the command will loop over the active region but
  2363. will only act upon entries that are of the same level than the
  2364. first headline in the region.
  2365. **** New option [[doc::org-habit-show-all-today][org-habit-show-all-today]]
  2366. When set to =t=, show all (even unscheduled) habits on today's
  2367. agenda.
  2368. ** Important bug fixes
  2369. *** M-TAB on options keywords perform completion correctly again
  2370. If you hit =M-TAB= on keywords like =#+TITLE=, Org will try to
  2371. perform completion with meaningful values.
  2372. *** Add licenses to javascript embedded and external code snippets
  2373. Embedded javascript code produced when exporting an Org file to
  2374. HTML is now licensed under GPLv3 (or later), and the copyright is
  2375. owned by the Free Software Foundation, Inc.
  2376. The javascript code for embedding MathJax in the browser mentions
  2377. the MathJax copyright and the Apache 2.0 license.
  2378. The javascript code for embedding =org-injo.js= in the browser
  2379. mentions the copyright of Sebastian Rose and the GPLv3 (or later)
  2380. license.
  2381. =org-export-html-scripts= is now a variable, so that you can adapt
  2382. the code and the license to your needs.
  2383. See https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/javascript-trap.html for
  2384. explanations on why these changes were necessary.
  2385. * Version 7.8.11
  2386. ** Incompatible changes
  2387. *** Emacs 21 support has been dropped
  2388. Do not use Org mode 7.xx with Emacs 21, use [[https://orgmode.org/org-6.36c.zip][version 6.36c]] instead.
  2389. *** XEmacs support requires the XEmacs development version
  2390. To use Org mode 7.xx with XEmacs, you need to run the developer
  2391. version of XEmacs. We were about to drop XEmacs support entirely,
  2392. but Michael Sperber stepped in and made changes to XEmacs that
  2393. made it easier to keep the support. Thanks to Michael for this
  2394. last-minute save.
  2395. *** New keys for TODO sparse trees
  2396. The key =C-c C-v= is now reserved for Org Babel action. TODO
  2397. sparse trees can still be made with =C-c / t= (all not-done
  2398. states) and =C-c / T= (specific states).
  2399. *** The Agenda =org-agenda-ndays= is now obsolete
  2400. The variable =org-agenda-ndays= is obsolete - please use
  2401. =org-agenda-span= instead.
  2402. Thanks to Julien Danjou for this.
  2403. *** Changes to the intended use of =org-export-latex-classes=
  2404. So far this variable has been used to specify the complete header
  2405. of the LaTeX document, including all the =\usepackage= calls
  2406. necessary for the document. This setup makes it difficult to
  2407. maintain the list of packages that Org itself would like to call,
  2408. for example for the special symbol support it needs.
  2409. First of all, you can *opt out of this change* in the following
  2410. way: You can say: /I want to have full control over headers, and I
  2411. will take responsibility to include the packages Org needs/. If
  2412. that is what you want, add this to your configuration and skip the
  2413. rest of this section (except maybe for the description of the
  2414. =[EXTRA]= place holder):
  2415. #+begin_src emacs-lisp
  2416. (setq org-export-latex-default-packages-alist nil
  2417. org-export-latex-packages-alist nil)
  2418. #+end_src
  2419. /Continue to read here if you want to go along with the modified
  2420. setup./
  2421. There are now two variables that should be used to list the LaTeX
  2422. packages that need to be included in all classes. The header
  2423. definition in =org-export-latex-classes= should then not contain
  2424. the corresponding =\usepackage= calls (see below).
  2425. The two new variables are:
  2426. 1. =org-export-latex-default-packages-alist= :: This is the
  2427. variable where Org-mode itself puts the packages it needs.
  2428. Normally you should not change this variable. The only
  2429. reason to change it anyway is when one of these packages
  2430. causes a conflict with another package you want to use. Then
  2431. you can remove that packages and hope that you are not using
  2432. Org-mode functionality that needs it.
  2433. 2. =org-export-latex-packages-alist= :: This is the variable where
  2434. you can put the packages that you'd like to use across all
  2435. classes.
  2436. The sequence how these customizations will show up in the LaTeX
  2437. document are:
  2438. 1. Header from =org-export-latex-classes=
  2439. 2. =org-export-latex-default-packages-alist=
  2440. 3. =org-export-latex-packages-alist=
  2441. 4. Buffer-specific things set with =#+LaTeX_HEADER:=
  2442. If you want more control about which segment is placed where, or
  2443. if you want, for a specific class, have full control over the
  2444. header and exclude some of the automatic building blocks, you can
  2445. put the following macro-like place holders into the header:
  2446. #+begin_example
  2447. [DEFAULT-PACKAGES] \usepackage statements for default packages
  2448. [NO-DEFAULT-PACKAGES] do not include any of the default packages
  2449. [PACKAGES] \usepackage statements for packages
  2450. [NO-PACKAGES] do not include the packages
  2451. [EXTRA] the stuff from #+LaTeX_HEADER
  2452. [NO-EXTRA] do not include #+LaTeX_HEADER stuff
  2453. #+end_example
  2454. If you have currently customized =org-export-latex-classes=, you
  2455. should revise that customization and remove any package calls that
  2456. are covered by =org-export-latex-default-packages-alist=. This
  2457. applies to the following packages:
  2458. - inputenc
  2459. - fontenc
  2460. - fixltx2e
  2461. - graphicx
  2462. - longtable
  2463. - float
  2464. - wrapfig
  2465. - soul
  2466. - t1enc
  2467. - textcomp
  2468. - marvosym
  2469. - wasysym
  2470. - latexsym
  2471. - amssymb
  2472. - hyperref
  2473. If one of these packages creates a conflict with another package
  2474. you are using, you can remove it from
  2475. =org-export-latex-default-packages-alist=. But then you risk that
  2476. some of the advertised export features of Org will not work
  2477. properly.
  2478. You can also consider moving packages that you use in all classes
  2479. to =org-export-latex-packages-alist=. If necessary, put the place
  2480. holders so that the packages get loaded in the right sequence. As
  2481. said above, for backward compatibility, if you omit the place
  2482. holders, all the variables will dump their content at the end of
  2483. the header.
  2484. *** The constant =org-html-entities= is obsolete
  2485. Its content is now part of the new constant =org-entities=, which
  2486. is defined in the file org-entities.el. =org-html-entities= was
  2487. an internal variable, but it is possible that some users did write
  2488. code using it.
  2489. *** =org-bbdb-anniversary-format-alist= has changed
  2490. Please check the docstring and update your settings accordingly.
  2491. *** Deleted =org-mode-p=
  2492. This function has been deleted: please update your code.
  2493. ** Important new features
  2494. *** New Org to ODT exporter
  2495. Jambunathan's Org to ODT exporter is now part of Org.
  2496. To use it, it `C-c C-e o' in an Org file. See the documentation
  2497. for more information on how to customize it.
  2498. *** org-capture.el is now the default capture system
  2499. This replaces the earlier system org-remember. The manual only
  2500. describes org-capture, but for people who prefer to continue to
  2501. use org-remember, we keep a static copy of the former manual
  2502. section [[https://orgmode.org/org-remember.pdf][chapter about remember]].
  2503. The new system has a technically cleaner implementation and more
  2504. possibilities for capturing different types of data. See
  2505. [[http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode/26441/focus%3D26441][Carsten's announcement]] for more details.
  2506. To switch over to the new system:
  2507. 1. Run
  2508. : M-x org-capture-import-remember-templates RET
  2509. to get a translated version of your remember templates into the
  2510. new variable =org-capture-templates=. This will "mostly" work,
  2511. but maybe not for all cases. At least it will give you a good
  2512. place to modify your templates. After running this command,
  2513. enter the customize buffer for this variable with
  2514. : M-x customize-variable RET org-capture-templates RET
  2515. and convince yourself that everything is OK. Then save the
  2516. customization.
  2517. 2. Bind the command =org-capture= to a key, similar to what you did
  2518. with org-remember:
  2519. : (define-key global-map "\C-cc" 'org-capture)
  2520. If your fingers prefer =C-c r=, you can also use this key once
  2521. you have decided to move over completely to the new
  2522. implementation. During a test time, there is nothing wrong
  2523. with using both system in parallel.
  2524. ** New libraries
  2525. *** New Org libraries
  2526. **** org-eshell.el (Konrad Hinsen)
  2527. Implement links to eshell buffers.
  2528. **** org-special-blocks (Carsten Dominik)
  2529. This package generalizes the #+begin_foo and #+end_foo tokens.
  2530. To use, put the following in your init file:
  2531. #+BEGIN_EXAMPLE
  2532. (require 'org-special-blocks)
  2533. #+END_EXAMPLE
  2534. The tokens #+begin_center, #+begin_verse, etc. existed
  2535. previously. This package generalizes them (at least for the
  2536. LaTeX and html exporters). When a #+begin_foo token is
  2537. encountered by the LaTeX exporter, it is expanded
  2538. into \begin{foo}. The text inside the environment is not
  2539. protected, as text inside environments generally is.
  2540. When #+begin_foo is encountered by the html exporter, a div with
  2541. class foo is inserted into the HTML file. It is up to the user
  2542. to add this class to his or her stylesheet if this div is to mean
  2543. anything.
  2544. **** org-taskjuggler.el (Christian Egli)
  2545. Christian Egli's /org-taskjuggler.el/ module is now part of Org.
  2546. He also wrote a [[https://orgmode.org/worg/org-tutorials/org-taskjuggler.php][tutorial]] for it.
  2547. **** org-ctags.el (Paul Sexton)
  2548. Targets like =<<my target>>= can now be found by Emacs' etag
  2549. functionality, and Org-mode links can be used to to link to
  2550. etags, also in non-Org-mode files. For details, see the file
  2551. /org-ctags.el/.
  2552. This feature uses a new hook =org-open-link-functions= which will
  2553. call function to do something special with text links.
  2554. Thanks to Paul Sexton for this contribution.
  2555. **** org-docview.el (Jan Böcker)
  2556. This new module allows links to various file types using docview, where
  2557. Emacs displays images of document pages. Docview link types can point
  2558. to a specific page in a document, for example to page 131 of the
  2559. Org-mode manual:
  2560. : [[docview:~/.elisp/org/doc/org.pdf::131][Org-Mode Manual]]
  2561. Thanks to Jan Böcker for this contribution.
  2562. *** New Babel libraries
  2563. - ob-picolisp.el (Thorsten Jolitz)
  2564. - ob-fortran.el (Sergey Litvinov)
  2565. - ob-shen.el (Eric Schulte)
  2566. - ob-maxima.el (Eric S Fraga)
  2567. - ob-java.el (Eric Schulte)
  2568. - ob-lilypond.el (Martyn Jago)
  2569. - ob-awk.el (Eric Schulte)
  2570. ** Other new features and various enhancements
  2571. *** Hyperlinks
  2572. **** Org-Bibtex -- major improvements
  2573. Provides support for managing bibtex bibliographical references
  2574. data in headline properties. Each headline corresponds to a
  2575. single reference and the relevant bibliographic meta-data is
  2576. stored in headline properties, leaving the body of the headline
  2577. free to hold notes and comments. Org-bibtex is aware of all
  2578. standard bibtex reference types and fields.
  2579. The key new functions are
  2580. - org-bibtex-check :: queries the user to flesh out all required
  2581. (and with prefix argument optional) bibtex fields available
  2582. for the specific reference =type= of the current headline.
  2583. - org-bibtex-create :: Create a new entry at the given level,
  2584. using org-bibtex-check to flesh out the relevant fields.
  2585. - org-bibtex-yank :: Yank a bibtex entry on the kill ring as a
  2586. formatted Org-mode headline into the current buffer
  2587. - org-bibtex-export-to-kill-ring :: Export the current headline
  2588. to the kill ring as a formatted bibtex entry.
  2589. **** org-gnus.el now allows link creation from messages
  2590. You can now create links from messages. This is particularly
  2591. useful when the user wants to stored messages that he sends, for
  2592. later check. Thanks to Ulf Stegemann for the patch.
  2593. **** Modified link escaping
  2594. David Maus worked on `org-link-escape'. See [[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode/37888][his message]]:
  2595. : Percent escaping is used in Org mode to escape certain characters
  2596. : in links that would either break the parser (e.g. square brackets
  2597. : in link target oder description) or are not allowed to appear in
  2598. : a particular link type (e.g. non-ascii characters in a http:
  2599. : link).
  2600. :
  2601. : With this change in place Org will apply percent escaping and
  2602. : unescaping more consistently especially for non-ascii characters.
  2603. : Additionally some of the outstanding bugs or glitches concerning
  2604. : percent escaped links are solved.
  2605. Thanks a lot to David for this work.
  2606. **** Make =org-store-link= point to directory in a dired buffer
  2607. When, in a dired buffer, the cursor is not in a line listing a
  2608. file, `org-store-link' will store a link to the directory.
  2609. Patch by Stephen Eglen.
  2610. **** Allow regexps in =org-file-apps= to capture link parameters
  2611. The way extension regexps in =org-file-apps= are handled has
  2612. changed. Instead of matching against the file name, the regexps
  2613. are now matched against the whole link, and you can use grouping
  2614. to extract link parameters which you can then use in a command
  2615. string to be executed.
  2616. For example, to allow linking to PDF files using the syntax
  2617. =file:/doc.pdf::<page number>=, you can add the following entry
  2618. to org-file-apps:
  2619. #+begin_example
  2620. Extension: \.pdf::\([0-9]+\)\'
  2621. Command: evince "%s" -p %1
  2622. #+end_example
  2623. Thanks to Jan Böcker for a patch to this effect.
  2624. *** Dates and time
  2625. **** Allow relative time when scheduling/adding a deadline
  2626. You can now use relative duration strings like "-2d" or "++3w"
  2627. when calling =org-schedule= or =org-deadline=: it will schedule
  2628. (or set the deadline for) the item respectively two days before
  2629. today and three weeks after the current timestamp, if any.
  2630. You can use this programmatically: =(org-schedule nil "+2d")=
  2631. will work on the current entry.
  2632. You can also use this while (bulk-)rescheduling and
  2633. (bulk-)resetting the deadline of (several) items from the agenda.
  2634. Thanks to Memnon Anon for a heads up about this!
  2635. **** American-style dates are now understood by =org-read-date=
  2636. So when you are prompted for a date, you can now answer like this
  2637. #+begin_example
  2638. 2/5/3 --> 2003-02-05
  2639. 2/5 --> <CURRENT-YEAR>-02-05
  2640. #+end_example
  2641. *** Agenda
  2642. **** =org-agenda-custom-commands= has a default value
  2643. This option used to be `nil' by default. This now has a default
  2644. value, displaying an agenda and all TODOs. See the docstring for
  2645. details. Thanks to Carsten for this.
  2646. **** Improved filtering through =org-agenda-to-appt=
  2647. The new function allows the user to refine the scope of entries
  2648. to pass to =org-agenda-get-day-entries= and allows to filter out
  2649. entries using a function.
  2650. Thanks to Peter Münster for raising a related issue and to
  2651. Tassilo Horn for this idea. Also thanks to Peter Münster for
  2652. [[git:68ffb7a7][fixing a small bug]] in the final implementation.
  2653. **** Allow ap/pm times in agenda time grid
  2654. Times in the agenda can now be displayed in am/pm format. See
  2655. the new variable =org-agenda-timegrid-use-ampm=. Thanks to
  2656. C. A. Webber for a patch to this effect.
  2657. **** Agenda: Added a bulk "scattering" command
  2658. =B S= in the agenda buffer will cause tasks to be rescheduled a
  2659. random number of days into the future, with 7 as the default.
  2660. This is useful if you've got a ton of tasks scheduled for today,
  2661. you realize you'll never deal with them all, and you just want
  2662. them to be distributed across the next N days. When called with
  2663. a prefix arg, rescheduling will avoid weekend days.
  2664. Thanks to John Wiegley for this.
  2665. *** Exporting
  2666. **** Simplification of org-export-html-preamble/postamble
  2667. When set to `t', export the preamble/postamble as usual, honoring
  2668. the =org-export-email/author/creator-info= variables.
  2669. When set to a formatting string, insert this string. See the
  2670. docstring of these variable for details about available
  2671. %-sequences.
  2672. You can set =:html-preamble= in publishing project in the same
  2673. way: `t' means to honor =:email/creator/author-info=, and a
  2674. formatting string will insert a string.
  2675. **** New exporters to Latin-1 and UTF-8
  2676. While Ulf Stegemann was going through the entities list to
  2677. improve the LaTeX export, he had the great idea to provide
  2678. representations for many of the entities in Latin-1, and for all
  2679. of them in UTF-8. This means that we can now export files rich
  2680. in special symbols to Latin-1 and to UTF-8 files. These new
  2681. exporters can be reached with the commands =C-c C-e n= and =C-c
  2682. C-e u=, respectively.
  2683. When there is no representation for a given symbol in the
  2684. targeted coding system, you can choose to keep the TeX-macro-like
  2685. representation, or to get an "explanatory" representation. For
  2686. example, =\simeq= could be represented as "[approx. equal to]".
  2687. Please use the variable =org-entities-ascii-explanatory= to state
  2688. your preference.
  2689. **** HTML export: Add class to outline containers using property
  2690. The =HTML_CONTAINER_CLASS= property can now be used to add a
  2691. class name to the outline container of a node in HTML export.
  2692. **** Throw an error when creating an image from a LaTeX snippet fails
  2693. This behavior can be configured with the new option variable
  2694. =org-format-latex-signal-error=.
  2695. **** Support for creating BEAMER presentations from Org-mode documents
  2696. Org-mode documents or subtrees can now be converted directly in
  2697. to BEAMER presentation. Turning a tree into a simple
  2698. presentations is straight forward, and there is also quite some
  2699. support to make richer presentations as well. See the [[https://orgmode.org/manual/Beamer-class-export.html#Beamer-class-export][BEAMER
  2700. section]] in the manual for more details.
  2701. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the discussion about
  2702. BEAMER support and how it should work. This was a great example
  2703. for how this community can achieve a much better result than any
  2704. individual could.
  2705. *** Refiling
  2706. **** Refile targets can now be cached
  2707. You can turn on caching of refile targets by setting the variable
  2708. =org-refile-use-cache=. This should speed up refiling if you
  2709. have many eligible targets in many files. If you need to update
  2710. the cache because Org misses a newly created entry or still
  2711. offers a deleted one, press =C-0 C-c C-w=.
  2712. **** New logging support for refiling
  2713. Whenever you refile an item, a time stamp and even a note can be
  2714. added to this entry. For details, see the new option
  2715. =org-log-refile=.
  2716. Thanks to Charles Cave for this idea.
  2717. *** Completion
  2718. **** In-buffer completion is now done using John Wiegley's pcomplete.el
  2719. Thanks to John Wiegley for much of this code.
  2720. *** Tables
  2721. **** New command =org-table-transpose-table-at-point=
  2722. See the docstring. This hack from Juan Pechiar is now part of
  2723. Org's core. Thanks to Juan!
  2724. **** Display field's coordinates when editing it with =C-c `=
  2725. When editing a field with =C-c `=, the field's coordinate will
  2726. the displayed in the buffer.
  2727. Thanks to Michael Brand for a patch to this effect.
  2728. **** Spreadsheet computation of durations and time values
  2729. If you want to compute time values use the =T= flag, either in
  2730. Calc formulas or Elisp formulas:
  2731. | Task 1 | Task 2 | Total |
  2732. |--------+--------+---------|
  2733. | 35:00 | 35:00 | 1:10:00 |
  2734. #+TBLFM: @2$3=$1+$2;T
  2735. Values must be of the form =[HH:]MM:SS=, where hours are
  2736. optional.
  2737. Thanks to Martin Halder, Eric Schulte and Carsten for code and
  2738. feedback on this.
  2739. **** Implement formulas applying to field ranges
  2740. Carsten implemented this field-ranges formulas.
  2741. : A frequently requested feature for tables has been to be able to define
  2742. : row formulas in a way similar to column formulas. The patch below allows
  2743. : things like
  2744. :
  2745. : @3=
  2746. : @2$2..@5$7=
  2747. : @I$2..@II$4=
  2748. :
  2749. : as the left hand side for table formulas in order to write a formula that
  2750. : is valid for an entire column or for a rectangular section in a
  2751. : table.
  2752. Thanks a lot to Carsten for this.
  2753. **** Sending radio tables from org buffers is now allowed
  2754. Org radio tables can no also be sent inside Org buffers. Also,
  2755. there is a new hook which get called after a table has been sent.
  2756. Thanks to Seweryn Kokot.
  2757. *** Lists
  2758. **** Improved handling of lists
  2759. Nicolas Goaziou extended and improved the way Org handles lists.
  2760. 1. Indentation of text determines again end of items in
  2761. lists. So, some text less indented than the previous item
  2762. doesn't close the whole list anymore, only all items more
  2763. indented than it.
  2764. 2. Alphabetical bullets are implemented, through the use of the
  2765. variable `org-alphabetical-lists'. This also adds alphabetical
  2766. counters like [@c] or [@W].
  2767. 3. Lists can now safely contain drawers, inline tasks, or various
  2768. blocks, themselves containing lists. Two variables are
  2769. controlling this: `org-list-forbidden-blocks', and
  2770. `org-list-export-context'.
  2771. 4. Improve `newline-and-indent' (C-j): used in an item, it will
  2772. keep text from moving at column 0. This allows to split text
  2773. and make paragraphs and still not break the list.
  2774. 5. Improve `org-toggle-item' (C-c -): used on a region with
  2775. standard text, it will change the region into one item. With a
  2776. prefix argument, it will fallback to the previous behavior and
  2777. make every line in region an item. It permits to easily
  2778. integrate paragraphs inside a list.
  2779. 6. `fill-paragraph' (M-q) now understands lists. It can freely be
  2780. used inside items, or on text just after a list, even with no
  2781. blank line around, without breaking list structure.
  2782. Thanks a lot to Nicolas for all this!
  2783. *** Inline display of linked images
  2784. Images can now be displayed inline. The key C-c C-x C-v does
  2785. toggle the display of such images. Note that only image links
  2786. that have no description part will be inlined.
  2787. *** Implement offsets for ordered lists
  2788. If you want to start an ordered plain list with a number different
  2789. from 1, you can now do it like this:
  2790. : 1. [@start:12] will star a lit a number 12
  2791. *** Babel: code block body expansion for table and preview
  2792. In org-babel, code is "expanded" prior to evaluation. I.e. the
  2793. code that is actually evaluated comprises the code block contents,
  2794. augmented with the extra code which assigns the referenced data to
  2795. variables. It is now possible to preview expanded contents, and
  2796. also to expand code during during tangling. This expansion takes
  2797. into account all header arguments, and variables.
  2798. A new keybinding `C-c M-b p' bound to `org-babel-expand-src-block'
  2799. can be used from inside of a source code block to preview its
  2800. expanded contents (which can be very useful for debugging).
  2801. tangling
  2802. The expanded body can now be tangled, this includes variable
  2803. values which may be the results of other source-code blocks, or
  2804. stored in headline properties or tables. One possible use for this
  2805. is to allow those using org-babel for their emacs initialization
  2806. to store values (e.g. usernames, passwords, etc...) in headline
  2807. properties or in tables.
  2808. Org-babel now supports three new header arguments, and new default
  2809. behavior for handling horizontal lines in tables (hlines), column
  2810. names, and rownames across all languages.
  2811. *** Editing Convenience and Appearance
  2812. **** New command =org-copy-visible= (=C-c C-x v=)
  2813. This command will copy the visible text in the region into the
  2814. kill ring. Thanks to Florian Beck for this function and to
  2815. Carsten for adding it to org.el and documenting it!
  2816. **** Make it possible to protect hidden subtrees from being killed by =C-k=
  2817. See the new variable =org-ctrl-k-protect-subtree=. This was a
  2818. request by Scott Otterson.
  2819. **** Implement pretty display of entities, sub-, and superscripts.
  2820. The command =C-c C-x \= toggles the display of Org's special
  2821. entities like =\alpha= as pretty unicode characters. Also, sub
  2822. and superscripts are displayed in a pretty way (raised/lower
  2823. display, in a smaller font). If you want to exclude sub- and
  2824. superscripts, see the variable
  2825. =org-pretty-entities-include-sub-superscripts=.
  2826. Thanks to Eric Schulte and Ulf Stegeman for making this possible.
  2827. **** New faces for title, date, author and email address lines
  2828. The keywords in these lines are now dimmed out, and the title is
  2829. displayed in a larger font, and a special font is also used for
  2830. author, date, and email information. This is implemented by the
  2831. following new faces:
  2832. =org-document-title=
  2833. =org-document-info=
  2834. =org-document-info-keyword=
  2835. In addition, the variable =org-hidden-keywords= can be used to
  2836. make the corresponding keywords disappear.
  2837. Thanks to Dan Davison for this feature.
  2838. **** Simpler way to specify faces for tags and todo keywords
  2839. The variables =org-todo-keyword-faces=, =org-tag-faces=, and
  2840. =org-priority-faces= now accept simple color names as
  2841. specifications. The colors will be used as either foreground or
  2842. background color for the corresponding keyword. See also the
  2843. variable =org-faces-easy-properties=, which governs which face
  2844. property is affected by this setting.
  2845. This is really a great simplification for setting keyword faces.
  2846. The change is based on an idea and patch by Ryan Thompson.
  2847. **** <N> in tables now means fixed width, not maximum width
  2848. Requested by Michael Brand.
  2849. **** Better level cycling function
  2850. =TAB= in an empty headline cycles the level of that headline
  2851. through likely states. Ryan Thompson implemented an improved
  2852. version of this function, which does not depend upon when exactly
  2853. this command is used. Thanks to Ryan for this improvement.
  2854. **** Adaptive filling
  2855. For paragraph text, =org-adaptive-fill-function= did not handle
  2856. the base case of regular text which needed to be filled. This is
  2857. now fixed. Among other things, it allows email-style ">"
  2858. comments to be filled correctly.
  2859. Thanks to Dan Hackney for this patch.
  2860. **** `org-reveal' (=C-c C-r=) also decrypts encrypted entries (org-crypt.el)
  2861. Thanks to Richard Riley for triggering this change.
  2862. **** Better automatic letter selection for TODO keywords
  2863. When all first letters of keywords have been used, Org now
  2864. assigns more meaningful characters based on the keywords.
  2865. Thanks to Mikael Fornius for this patch.
  2866. *** Clocking
  2867. **** Clock: Allow synchronous update of timestamps in CLOCK log
  2868. Using =S-M-<up/down>= on CLOCK log timestamps will
  2869. increase/decrease the two timestamps on this line so that
  2870. duration will keep the same. Note that duration can still be
  2871. slightly modified in case a timestamp needs some rounding.
  2872. Thanks to Rainer Stengele for this idea.
  2873. **** Localized clock tables
  2874. Clock tables now support a new new =:lang= parameter, allowing
  2875. the user to customize the localization of the table headers. See
  2876. the variable =org-clock-clocktable-language-setup= which controls
  2877. available translated strings.
  2878. **** Show clock overruns in mode line
  2879. When clocking an item with a planned effort, overrunning the
  2880. planned time is now made visible in the mode line, for example
  2881. using the new face =org-mode-line-clock-overrun=, or by adding an
  2882. extra string given by =org-task-overrun-text=.
  2883. Thanks to Richard Riley for a patch to this effect.
  2884. **** Clock reports can now include the running, incomplete clock
  2885. If you have a clock running, and the entry being clocked falls
  2886. into the scope when creating a clock table, the time so far spent
  2887. can be added to the total. This behavior depends on the setting
  2888. of =org-clock-report-include-clocking-task=. The default is
  2889. =nil=.
  2890. Thanks to Bernt Hansen for this useful addition.
  2891. *** Misc
  2892. **** Improvements with inline tasks and indentation
  2893. There is now a configurable way on how to export inline tasks.
  2894. See the new variable =org-inlinetask-export-templates=.
  2895. Thanks to Nicolas Goaziou for coding these changes.
  2896. **** A property value of "nil" now means to unset a property
  2897. This can be useful in particular with property inheritance, if
  2898. some upper level has the property, and some grandchild of it
  2899. would like to have the default settings (i.e. not overruled by a
  2900. property) back.
  2901. Thanks to Robert Goldman and Bernt Hansen for suggesting this
  2902. change.
  2903. **** New helper functions in org-table.el
  2904. There are new functions to access and write to a specific table field.
  2905. This is for hackers, and maybe for the org-babel people.
  2906. #+begin_example
  2907. org-table-get
  2908. org-table-put
  2909. org-table-current-line
  2910. org-table-goto-line
  2911. #+end_example
  2912. **** Archiving: Allow to reverse order in target node
  2913. The new option =org-archive-reversed-order= allows to have
  2914. archived entries inserted in a last-on-top fashion in the target
  2915. node.
  2916. This was requested by Tom.
  2917. **** Org-reveal: Double prefix arg shows the entire subtree of the parent
  2918. This can help to get out of an inconsistent state produced for
  2919. example by viewing from the agenda.
  2920. This was a request by Matt Lundin.
  2921. * License
  2922. This file is part of GNU Emacs.
  2923. GNU Emacs is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
  2924. it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
  2925. the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
  2926. (at your option) any later version.
  2927. GNU Emacs is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
  2928. but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
  2929. MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
  2930. GNU General Public License for more details.
  2931. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
  2932. along with GNU Emacs. If not, see <https://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.