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GNU Hyperbole 7.0.3 is the latest release

Item posted by Robert Weiner <rsw> on Mon 22 Jul 2019 04:16:06 AM UTC.

Hyperbole is an amazing hypertextual information management system
that installs quickly and easily as an Emacs package.  It is part of
GNU Elpa, the Emacs Lisp Package Archive.

Hyperbole interlinks all your working information within Emacs for
fast access and editing, not just within special modes.  An hour
invested exploring Hyperbole's built-in interactive DEMO file will
save you hundreds of hours in your future work.

7.0.3 is a significant release with a number of interesting
improvements.  What's new in this release is described here:

Hyperbole is described here:

For use cases, see:

For what users think about Hyperbole, see:

Hyperbole can supplement and extend Org-mode's capabilities.  It adds
many features not found elsewhere in Emacs, including Org mode, see:

Hyperbole includes its own easy-to-use hypertextual buttons and links
that can be created without the need for any markup language.

Hyperbole has an interactive demo to introduce you to its features as
well as a detailed reference manual, as explained here:


  • Quick Reasons to Try Hyperbole


It contains:

- the most flexible and easy-to-use hyperbuttons available, including
  implicit buttons automatically recognized by context, e.g. stack
  trace source line references.

- the only Emacs outliner with full legal item numbering,
  e.g., and automatic permanent hyperlink anchors for every

- the only free-form contact manager with full-text search for Emacs

- rapid and precise window, frame and buffer placement on screen

- an extensive menu of typed web searches, e.g. dictionary, wikipedia
  and stackoverflow, plus convenient, fast file and line finding

- immediate execution of a series of key presses just by typing them
  out.  For example, a M-RETURN press on: {C-x C-b C-s scratch RET
  C-a} will find the first buffer menu item that contains 'scratch';
  then leave point at the beginning of its line.  Build interactive
  tutorials with this.


  • The Magic of Implicit Buttons and the Action Key


For near instant gratification, try Hyperbole's 'implicit button'
capabilities (hyper-buttons that Hyperbole gives you for free by
recognizing all types of references embedded within text such as
pathnames or error message lines).  Below are more complex examples to
show the power; simpler ones can be found within the Hyperbole DEMO

Implicit buttons are activated by pressing the Action Key, M-RETURN.
Once Hyperbole is loaded in your Emacs, pressing M-RETURN on any of
these examples in virtually any buffer will display the associated
referent in a chosen window or frame, handling all variable
substitution and full path resolution:

    "find-func.el"                            Find this file whether gzipped or not
                                              in the Emacs Lisp load-path

    "${hyperb:dir}/HY-NEWS"                   Resolve variable, show Hyperbole news

    "${PATH}/umask"                           Display a script somewhere in multi-dir PATH

    "${hyperb:dir}/DEMO#Hyperbole Menus"      Org mode outline, Markdown, and HTML # refs

    "(hyperbole)Menus"                        Texinfo and Info node links

    "c:/Users", "c:\Users", "/C/Users", "/c/Users", and "/mnt/c/Users"
                                            On Windows and Windows Subsystem for Linux,
                                            Hyperbole recognizes all of these as the
                                            same path and can translate between Windows
                                            and POSIX path formats in both directions

Git Links:
    git#branches                              List branches in current repo/project
    git#commits                               List and browse commits for current project
    git#tags                                  List tags in current project

    git#/hyperbole                            From any buffer, dired on the top
                                              directory of the local hyperbole

    git#/hyperbole/55a1f0 or                  From any buffer, display hyperbole
    git#hyperbole/55a1f0                      local git commit diff

Github Links:
    gh@rswgnu                                 Display user's home page & projects

    github#rswgnu/hyperbole                   Display user's project
    gh#rswgnu/helm/global_mouse               Display user project's branch
    gh#rswgnu/hyperbole/55a1f0                Display user project's commit diff

Gitlab Links:
    gitlab@seriyalexandrov                    Display user's home page
    gl#gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/activity          Summarize user's project activity
    gl#gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/analytics         Display user project's cycle_analytics
    gl#gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/boards            Display user project's kanban-type issue boards

Once you set the default user and project variables, you can leave them off any reference links:

    (setq hibtypes-gitlab-default-user "gitlab-org")
    (setq hibtypes-gitlab-default-project "gitlab-ce")

    gl#issues or gl#list                      Display default project's issue list
    gl#labels                                 Display default project's issue categories
    gl#members                                Display default project's staff list
    gl#contributors                           Show contributor push frequency charts
    gl#merge_requests or gl#pulls             Display default project's pull requests
    gl#milestones                             Display default project's milestones status
    gl#pages                                  Display default project's web pages
    gl#snippets                               Project snippets, diffs and text with discussion
    gl#groups                                 List all available groups of projects
    gl#projects                               List all available projects

    gl#milestone=38                           Show a specific project milestone
    gl#snippet/1689487                        Show a specific project snippet

Even useful social media links:
    tw#travel or twitter#travel               Display twitter hashtag matches
    fb#technology                             Display facebook hashtag matches

Hyperbole uses simple prefix characters with paths to make them executable:
    "!/bin/date"                              Execute as a non-windowed program within a shell
    "&/opt/X11/bin/xeyes"                     Execute as a windowed program;
    "-find-func.el"                           Load/execute this Emacs Lisp library

    File "/usr/lib/python3.7/", line 37, in parse
                                              Jump to error/stack trace source

    "/"             Tramp remote paths


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