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Emacs identica-mode with edit buffer, context and favorites

I’ve added new features to identica-mode, the Emacs mode to interact with any Statusnet, an free open microblogging platform previously known as

This time I got a patch submitted by Bradley M. Khun, who prefers to write his updates on a full buffer instead of the minibuffer. So he kindly send me a patch to do that, as well as to save the method of your choice as a preference (using M-x customize-group identica-mode).

Also added notice context links. Apparently conversation context has been implemented on statusnet ( for a while now. Every update that is a reply of another, as part of a conversation, now has a “in reply to username” in the timeline. Although there are full conversation urls, that has not been implemented on the Statusnet API yet, so clicking on that text will lead you to the original notice it replies to.

Lastly, I’ve added a shortcut to add a notice to the favorites list. Pressing C-c C-o on a notice in the timeline buffer will add that notice to your favorites.

Also a bug on the mode-map has been fixed. Doing C-h b will give you all the keybindings correctly.

Hope you enjoy this new features.


As always, you can get the latest stable version of Emacs identica-mode from the savannah project page, or get the development version from the git repository


If you have any feature requests or bug reports, please submit them on the bug tracking list. And of course, any donation would be greatly appreciated.

By Gabriel Saldaña

Gabriel Saldaña is a web developer, photographer and free software advocate. Connect with him on and Twitter