An anonymous reader writes "If you've not heard much about Emacs development in recent years, you might be surprised to find that it is has been very active. Emacs 22 will have many new features such as support for Mac OS X and Cygwin; mouse wheel support and many new modes and packages. It can also be built with Gtk+ widgets and supports drag and drop for X. The NEWS file details all the changes. Although its very stable, don't expect to see it released any time shortly because according to RMS, the Emacs developers haven't been fixing bugs quickly enough. Those who have followed Emacs for long enough might see a different pattern."