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CTAN Update: preview-latex 0.9

Date: March 4, 2005 10:00:03 AM CET
On Thu, 3 Mar 2005, David Kastrup submitted version 0.9 of his package preview-latex and a separate package called preview Locations on CTAN: support/preview-latex and macros/latex/contrib/preview License: GPL Release notes for version 0.9 of the preview-latex package: preview-latex makes LaTeX a tightly integrated component of your editing workflow by visualizing selected source chunks (such as single formulas or graphics) directly as images in the source buffer. You get to have your eye candy and edit it, too. The employed style file preview.sty is independently useful for extraction of selected text elements as images. EPS Graphics that were created using dvips can now be used with the tightpage option, and some new commands and options are available for selecting previews. The package is released under the GNU Public License (GPL). At the current point of time, at least GNU Emacs-21.3 under the X window system or XEmacs-21 in version 21.4.10 or later, AUCTeX (11.51 or later required for PDF support), a working LaTeX installation and GhostScript are required. dvipng (version 1.4 or later: teTeX-3.0 works, TeXlive2004 not), a very fast dvi converter, can be used to speed up the conversion. For Windows, MacOS Carbon or native GTK+ toolkit support, a developer version of GNU Emacs (to be released as 22.1) is definitely required; for other platforms, use of it is advantageous. This version finally gets rid of all 8bit issues that plagued cooperation with several TeX distributions, and supports utf-8 and other multibyte input. X-Symbol (as of 4.5.1-beta) will still require an 8bit-transparent TeX executable. As a result of a drastic overhaul in image file allocation, all known GhostScript versions should now work for PostScript and PDF in SAFER mode. Icons now come in several sizes, blending better with the text display, and have been redesigned. The installation procedure has been made more flexible and robust, more conservative in the installation choices, and the Lisp startup file will now be installed automatically. It is strongly recommended that you remove a previous installation before installing this version to avoid keeping conflicting or unnecessary files. The README file provides adequate information for firing up preinstalled distributions, and pointers how to provide feedback. The INSTALL file contains a special section with advice for package providers. There is also a file INSTALL.windows detailing instructions for users of that operating system. The home page is <URL:http://preview-latex.sourceforge.net>, the SourceForge project page that among others offers anonymous CVS access is located at <URL:http://sourceforge.net/projects/preview-latex>. However, development and CVS access are scheduled to be folded into the AUCTeX project (located at Savannah) shortly after this release. If you can spare the time, you can also comment on or rate this project at <URL:http://freshmeat.net/projects/preview-latex>. Paypal donations to the maintainer are possible directly or via SourceForge. Additional files can be found at <URL:http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/preview-latex>: * If you don't have texinfo 4.0 or later installed, prebuilt documentation files can be found there. * Tarballs of preview-latex for all users, alternatively RPMs for RedHat Linux. For the binary RPMs, you will need the preview-latex-common RPM as well as the Emacs-flavor specific RPM. * AUCTeX is now located at <URL:http://www.gnu.org/software/auctex>. The download area should also provide you with RPM files. * dvipng is currently available via its current project page <URL:http://sourceforge.net/projects/dvipng> and from CTAN. Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf

preview – Extract bits of a source for output

The package is a free-standing part of the preview-latex bundle. The package provides the support preview-latex needs, when it chooses the matter it will preview. The output may reasonably be expected to have other uses, as in html translators, etc.

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MaintainerThe AUC Team
David Kastrup (inactive)



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