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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.

Ver­sion11.91 2017-07-24
Copy­right2001–2006, 2010, 2017/ Free Soft­ware Foun­da­tion
Main­tainerThe AUC Team
David Kas­trup (in­ac­tive)



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