Outline-based notes management and organizer
org-, 2023-Feb-03, 9.25 MiB
Bastien Guerry <>
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To install this package, run in Emacs:

M-x package-install RET org RET

Full description

This is a distribution of Org Mode, a major mode for keeping notes, authoring documents, computational notebooks, literate programming, maintaining to-do lists, planning projects, and more — in a fast and effective plain text system.

Check the Org Mode website for more.

1 Install Org

Org is part of GNU Emacs: you probably don't need to install it.

To install a more recent version, please do it from GNU ELPA by running this command: M-x package-install RET org RET

2 Join the GNU Project

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3 License

Org-mode is published under the GNU GPLv3 license or any later version, the same as GNU Emacs.

Org-mode is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

GNU Emacs is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with Org mode. If not, see

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org-9.6pre0.20221127.84844.tar.lz2022-Nov-271.54 MiB
org-9.6snapshot0.20220922.64837.tar.lz2022-Sep-221.53 MiB
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org-0.20171225.tar.lz2017-Dec-251.17 MiB
org-0.20121231.tar.lz2012-Dec-311017 KiB


ORG NEWS -- history of user-visible changes.   -*- mode: org; coding: utf-8 -*-

#+STARTUP: overview

#+LINK: doc
#+LINK: msg
#+LINK: git

Copyright (C) 2012-2023 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
See the end of the file for license conditions.

Please send Org bug reports to

* Version 9.7 (not released yet)
** Important announcements and breaking changes
*** =python-mode.el (MELPA)= support in =ob-python.el= is removed

=python-mode.el= support has been removed from =ob-python.el=.  The
related customization =org-babel-python-mode= has been changed to a

If you still want to use python-mode with ob-python, you might
consider [[][ob-python-mode-mode]], where the code to support python-mode
has been ported to.

** New and changed options
*** ~org-clock-x11idle-program-name~ now defaults to =xprintidle=, when available

When =xprintidle= executable is available at =org-clock= load time, it
is used as the default value for ~org-clock-x11idle-program-name~.
The old =x11idle= default is used as the fallback.

=xprintidle= is available as system package in most Linux
distributions, unlike ancient =x11idle= that is distributed via WORG.

*** New options for the "csl" citation export processor's LaTeX output

The ~org-cite-csl-latex-label-separator~ and
~org-cite-csl-latex-label-width-per-char~ options allow the user to
control the indentation of entries for labeled bibliography styles
when the "csl" citation processor is used for LaTeX export.  The
indentation length is computed as the sum of
~org-cite-csl-latex-label-separator~ and the maximal label width, for

    indentation length
max. label width  separator
[Doe22]                    John Doe. A title...
[DoeSmithJones19]          John Doe, Jane Smith and...
[SmithDoe02]               Jane Smith and John Doe...

The maximal label width, in turn, is calculated as the product of
~org-cite-csl-latex-label-width-per-char~ and the maximal label length
measured in characters.

The ~org-cite-csl-latex-preamble~ option makes it possible to
customize the entire LaTeX fragment that the "csl" citation processor
injects into the preamble.

*** New ~org-latex-listings-src-omit-language~ option for LaTeX export

The ~org-latex-listings-src-omit-language~ option allows omitting the
=language= parameter in the exported =lstlisting= environment.  This
is necessary when the =listings= backend delegates listing generation
to another package like =fancyvrb= using the following setup in the
document header:

#+BEGIN_src org
,#+LATEX_HEADER: \RequirePackage{fancyvrb}
,#+LATEX_HEADER: \DefineVerbatimEnvironment{verbatim}{Verbatim}{...whatever...}
,#+LATEX_HEADER: \DefineVerbatimEnvironment{lstlisting}{Verbatim}{...whatever...}

*** New face: ~org-agenda-calendar-daterange~
The face ~org-agenda-calendar-daterange~ is used to show entries with
a date range in the agenda.  It inherits from the default face in
order to remain backward-compatible.

** New features
*** Datetree structure headlines can now be complex

TODO state, priority, tags, statistics cookies, and COMMENT keywords
are allowed in the tree structure.

* Version 9.6

** Important announcements and breaking changes
*** =python-mode.el (MELPA)= support in =ob-python.el= is deprecated

We no longer aim to support third-party =python-mode.el= implementation of Python REPL.
Only the built-in =python.el= will be supported from now on.

We still keep the old, partially broken, code in =ob-python.el= for
the time being.  It will be removed in the next release.

See for more details.

*** Element cache is enabled by default and works for headings

The old element cache code has been refactored.  Emacs does not hang