QEmacs 0.3.1 review

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QEmacs (for Quick Emacs) is a very small but powerful UNIX editor. Here are some key features of "QEmacs": · Full screen editor with

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 790K
Developer: Fabrice Bellard
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QEmacs (for Quick Emacs) is a very small but powerful UNIX editor.

Here are some key features of "QEmacs":
Full screen editor with an Emacs look and feel with all Emacs common features: multi-buffer, multi-window, command mode, universal argument, keyboard macros, config file with C like syntax, minibuffer with completion and history.
Can edit files of hundreds of Megabytes without being slow by using a highly optimized internal representation and by mmaping the file.
Full UTF8 support, including bidirectional editing respecting the Unicode bidi algorithm. Arabic and Indic scripts handling (in progress).
WYSIWYG HTML/XML/CSS2 mode graphical editing. Also supports lynx like rendering on VT100 terminals.
WYSIWYG DocBook mode based on XML/CSS2 renderer.
C mode: coloring with immediate update. Emacs like auto-indent.
Shell mode: colorized VT100 emulation so that your shell work exactly as you expect. Compile mode with next/prev error.
Input methods for most languages, including Chinese (input methods come from the Yudit editor).
Hexadecimal editing mode with insertion and block commands. Unicode hexa editing of UTF8 files also supported.
Works on any VT100 terminals without termcap. UTF8 VT100 support included with double width glyphs.
X11 support. Support multiple proportionnal fonts at the same time (as XEmacs). X Input methods supported. Xft extension supported for anti aliased font display.
Small! Full version (including HTML/XML/CSS2/DocBook rendering): 150KB big. Basic version (without bidir/unicode scripts/input/X11/C/Shell/HTML/dired): 49KB.

What's New in This Release:
SPACE in minibuffer does completion only if a completion method is defined.
better C-x k support (initial patch by Manuel Novoa III)
added set-tab-width, set-indent-width and set-indent-tabs-mode
probe mode for new file (patch by Manuel Novoa III)
force blocking mode for tty (patch by Manuel Novoa III)
improved image mode (full alpha channel support, full conversion, use improved FFmpeg image conversion routines).
video mode can change audio and video chanels.

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