SKK history

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SKK & Emacs history
A.D. SKK GNU Emacs XEmacs SKK-JISYO.L
1987 SKK was created by Masahiko Sato. Nemacs 1.1 (Emacs 18.47) (06/12)
1988 SKK 1.13 (04/22) Nemacs 2.1 (06/15) 5,914 candidates
1989 SKK 2.25 (04/15) Nemacs 3.1 (06/14)
1990 SKK maling list was first created in Tohoku University.
SKK 3.47 (04/29) -- Okurigana learning method was implemented.
Nemacs 3.3.2 (Emacs 18.55) (06/06) -- SKK 2.25 was included in this version.
1991 M. Sato submitted an article on SKK to 'bit', a Japanese computer science magazine. You can refer to the article (in Japanese).
SKK 4.33 (05/09)
Demacs 1.2.0 (Emacs 18.55) (12/12(?))
1992 SKK 5.30 (05/09) -- Support for Mule.
Mule 0.9.0 Beta (03/04)
1993 SKK 6.32 (04/24) -- Implementation of multiple-dictionary search and binary search method in the dictionary buffer. 106,732 candidates
1994 SKK 7.18 (06/07) Mule 1.1 (Emacs 18.59) (02/08)
Mule 2.0 (Emacs 19.25) (08/06) -- Emacs 19 implemented color GUI.
133,284 candidates
1995 SKK 8.6 (05/17) -- Support for new i-search functionality of Emacs 19. Mule 2.3 (Emacs 19.28) (07/24) 152,639 candidates
1996 M. Sato moved to Kyoto University. So did SKK mailing list. Mule 2.3 (Emacs 19.34) -- This version was not officially released but widely used.
Both FSF Emacs and XEmacs implemented Mule.
1997 SKK 9.6 (02/07) -- The appearance got better than ever with color face support.
SKK 10 development started -- this was called `unofficial SKK'.
SKK now had to support all of Mule 2, Emacs 20 and XEmacs.
Emacs 20.1 (MULE 3.0) (09/14) -- Mule implementaion was not complete and incompatible with SKK 9.6. XEmacs 20.0 (02/09) 156,075 candidates
1998 SKK 10.39 (03/01)
SKK 10.44.8 (07/27)
APEL was used from this point for more easily support different versions of Emacsen.
Emacs 20.3 (MULE 4.0) (08/19) -- This version was soooo unstable due to drastic changes in character handling. XEmacs 20.4 (02/23) -- SKK 10.38 was included.
Many users began to use XEmacs due to its nice GUI and unstability of FSF Emacs.
1999 SKK 10.56 (10/23)
SKK Openlab started, i.e. the beginnig of Daredevil SKK.
Emacs 20.4 (MULE 4.0) (07/12) -- This version was stable. XEmacs 21.0.67 (03/25)
2000 SKK 10.62a (10/30) -- SKK mailing list at Kyoto University was closed.
Emacs 20.7 (MULE 4.0) (06/14) Annotation method was invented.
2001 Daredevil SKK 11.4 (01/02)
Daredevil SKK 11.5.2 (12/02)
Daredevil SKK 11.6.0 (12/16)
Emacs 21.1 (MULE 5.0) (10/20) -- Much improved GUI support, no longer inferior to XEmacs in appearance. XEmacs 21.2.46 (03/21) (old stable version)
XEmacs 21.4.0 (04/16) (new stable version)
XEmacs 21.5.1 (05/09) (development version)
Annotation project started.
2002 Emacs development disclosed via anonymous CVS. 158,694 candidates
2003 Daredevil SKK 12.2.0 (08/03) 186,826 candidates
2004 Implementation of Emacs 21 tooltip support for displaying canditates and notes nicely.
New candidate estimation program (skk-bayesian.el).
XEmacs 21.4.16 (12/11)
XEmacs 21.5.18 (10/22)
2005 (uim and scim showed remarkable progress.)
Various extensions including visual improvements in candidate lists, inline candidate listing, and server completion as well as full support for FSF Emacs 22.
Emacs 21.4 (MULE 5.0) (02/06)
2006 Head word completion was remarkably improved with new features including programmable completion, kana prefix completion, look completion for Japanese head word, and support for completion using any SKK dictionaries. XEmacs 21.4.20 (12/10)
2007 Daredevil SKK 13.1 (8/18) Emacs 22.1 (MULE 5.0) (06/02) XEmacs 21.5.28 (05/21)
2008 Enhanced dynamic completion showing multiple candidates at once, sticky shift-like input support Emacs 22.3 (MULE 5.0) (09/05) XEmacs 21.4.22 (12/28)
2009 Emacs 23.1 (MULE 6.0) (07/29) -- UNICODE support and new internal coding system (utf-8-emacs), Xft support, multi-tty support XEmacs 21.5.29 (05/18)
2010 Daredevil SKK 14.1 (09/15) -- CDB database dictionary support, enhanced support for single Kanji character input Emacs 23.2 (MULE 6.0) (05/07)
2011 Daredevil SKK 14.2 (01/01) -- APEL (A Portable Emacs Library) is no longer required under GNU Emacs 22 or later
Daredevil SKK 14.3 (07/01)
Emacs 23.3 (MULE 6.0) (03/10) XEmacs 21.5.31 (04/29)
2012 Daredevil SKK 14.4 (01/01) Emacs 23.4 (MULE 6.0) (01/29)
Emacs 24.1 (MULE 6.0) (06/10)
Emacs 24.2 (MULE 6.0) (08/27)
XEmacs 21.5.32 (08/02)
2013 Daredevil SKK 15.1 (03/16) Emacs 24.3 (MULE 6.0) (03/11) XEmacs 21.5.33 (01/04)
XEmacs 21.5.34 (06/24)
2014 Daredevil SKK 15.2 (11/24) Emacs 24.4 (MULE 6.0) (10/20) -- eww, org8, nadvice.el, more.
2015 Emacs 24.5 (04/10)
2016 Daredevil SKK 16.1 (10/01) Emacs 25.1 (MULE 6.0) (09/17) -- dynamic module, Xwidgets, more.
2017 Daredevil SKK 16.2 (03/04) Emacs 25.2 (04/21)
Emacs 25.3 (09/11)
Number of candidates today
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