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GNU Hyperbole 7.1.3, the Antiviral Release, is now available on GNU ELPA

Item posted by Robert Weiner <rsw> on Sat 26 Sep 2020 01:59:28 AM UTC.

What's new in this release is described here:

   Everything back until release 7.0.3 is new since the last major
   release announcement (about a year ago), so updates are extensive.


  • Introduction


Hyperbole is like Markdown for hypertext.  Hyperbole automatically
recognizes dozens of common patterns in any buffer regardless of mode
and can instantly activate them as hyperbuttons with a single key:
email addresses, URLs, grep -n outputs, programming backtraces,
sequences of Emacs keys, programming identifiers, Texinfo and Info
cross-references, Org links, Markdown links and on and on.  All you do
is load Hyperbole and then your text comes to life with no extra
effort or complex formatting.

Hyperbole interlinks all your working information within Emacs for
fast access and editing, not just within special modes.  Every button
is automatically assigned a type and new types can be developed for
your own buttons with simple function definitions.  You can create
your own buttons by simply dragging between two buffers.

But Hyperbole is also a hub controller for your information supplying
built-in capabilities of contact management/hierarchical record
lookup, legal-numbered outlines with hyperlinkable views and a unique
window and frame manager.  It is even Org-compatible so you can use
all of Org's capabilities together with Hyperbole.

Hyperbole is unique, powerful, extensively documented, and free.  Like
Emacs, Org, Counsel and Helm, Hyperbole has many different uses all
based around the theme of reducing cognitive load and improving your
everyday information management.  Then as you grow with it across
time, it helps you build new capabilities that continue to speed your


  • Using Hyperbole


To install:

   {M-x package-install RET hyperbole RET} to install it.

   It installs in about a minute and can be uninstalled even faster if
   ever need be.  Give it a try.

Then to invoke its menu:

   {C-h h} or {M-x hyperbole RET}

The best way to get a feel for many of its capabilities is to
invoke the interactive DEMO and explore sections of interest:

   {C-h h d d}

The Hyperbole home page with screen shots is here:

For use cases, see:

For what users think about Hyperbole, see:


The Hyperbole Team


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