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CTAN up­date: pre­view

Date: June 9, 2006 11:54:15 AM CEST
On Thu, 8 Jun 2006, David Kas­trup sub­mit­ted ver­sion 11.83 of the pre­view pack­age. Lo­ca­tion on CTAN: macros/la­tex/con­trib/pre­view Li­cense: gpl Thanks for the up­date. > > Re­lease notes for AUCTeX 11.83 with pre­view-la­tex > ================================================= > > AUCTeX pro­vides by far the most wide-spread and so­phis­ti­cated > en­vi­ron­ment for edit­ing LaTeX, TeX, ConTeXt and Tex­info doc­u­ments with > Emacs or XE­macs. Com­bined with pack­age's like Re­fTeX, fly­spell and > oth­ers it is pretty much with­out peer as a com­pre­hen­sive au­thor­ing > so­lu­tion for a large va­ri­ety of op­er­at­ing sys­tem plat­forms and TeX > dis­tri­bu­tions. It sup­ports doc­u­ment-de­pen­dent com­ple­tion and syn­tax > high­light­ing, eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble menus, jump­ing to er­ror lo­ca­tions in > the source file, a num­ber of edit­ing short­cuts, in­tel­li­gent > in­den­ta­tion and fill­ing of text dur­ing en­try, and WYSIWYG pre­views of > graph­i­cal el­e­ments like math for­mu­las right in the Emacs source > buffer, by virtue of its pre­view-la­tex com­po­nent. > > One part of the pre­view-la­tex sub­sys­tem is the cen­tral `pre­view.sty' > file that is in­de­pen­dently use­ful for a num­ber of ap­pli­ca­tions and is > avail­able in un­bun­dled form from CTAN.[1] > > In­ter­faces and in­stal­la­tion pro­ce­dures in this re­lease re­main a mov­ing > tar­get. If you feel you need to con­sult third-party in­stal­la­tion > in­struc­tions for some rea­son, be sure that they re­fer to the same > ver­sion of AUCTeX as you are in­stalling. For in­stalling AUCTeX > it­self, the in­stal­la­tion in­struc­tions in the AUCTeX pack­age should be > pre­ferred. > > AUCTeX needs vol­un­teers in par­tic­u­lar for non-pro­gram­ming tasks: > doc­u­men­ta­tion writ­ing, tu­to­ri­als, trans­la­tions, ref­er­ence ma­te­rial, > sleuth work, test­ing. > > > New fea­tures and fixed bugs in this re­lease > ------------------------------------------- > > The new func­tion `TeX-doc' pro­vides easy ac­cess to doc­u­men­ta­tion about > com­mands and pack­age's or in­for­ma­tion re­lated to TeX and friends in > gen­eral. It is ac­ces­si­ble with the key bind­ing `C-c ?' or the `Find > Doc­u­men­ta­tion...' en­try in the mode menus. > > You can now get rid of gen­er­ated in­ter­me­di­ate and out­put files by > means of the new `Clean' and `Clean All' en­tries in `TeX-com­mand-list' > ac­ces­si­ble with `C-c C-c' or the Com­mand menu. > > Sup­port for for­ward search with PDF files was added. That means you > can jump to a place in the out­put file cor­re­spond­ing to the po­si­tion > in the source file. Cur­rently this only works if you use the pdf­sync > LaTeX pack­age and xpdf as your PDF viewer. The ac­cu­racy is in the > range of +/-1 page. > > Ad­ding sup­port for this fea­ture re­quired the de­fault value of the > vari­able `TeX-out­put-view-style' to be changed. Please make sure you > ei­ther re­move any cus­tomiza­tions over­rid­ing the new de­fault or > in­cor­po­rate the changes into your cus­tomiza­tions if you want to use > this fea­ture. > > The er­ror pars­ing of AUCTeX as well as pre­view-la­tex now deals with > -file-line-er­ror type mes­sages from newer we­b2c ver­sions (ear­lier > ver­sions would omit the tra­di­tional er­ror con­text, which will not > work). > > The LaTeX tool bar is now en­abled by de­fault. > > A prob­lem in pre­view-la­tex in con­nec­tion with XyMTeX has been fixed. > > IMPORTANT: Many of the new fea­tures in the 11.x se­ries rely on spe­cial > prop­er­ties in the vari­able `TeX-com­mand-list' and will not work if you > cus­tomized this vari­able for a pre-11.5x re­lease of AUCTeX. If this > is the case for you, please re-ini­tial­ize the vari­able by eras­ing the > cus­tomiza­tion, thereby set­ting the vari­able to the new de­fault, and > re-adding your changes af­ter­wards. > > > Re­quire­ments > ------------ > > It is re­quired that you use at least GNU Emacs 21 or XE­macs 21.4. > XE­macs re­quires at least ver­sion 1.84 of the xemacs-base pack­age > (re­leased on 01/27/2004) or a sumo tar­ball dated 02/02/2004 or newer > for com­pil­ing AUCTeX: please use the XE­macs pack­age sys­tem for > up­grad­ing if nec­es­sary. Warn­ing: re­lease 21.4.16 of XE­macs is > severely bro­ken. This leads to crashes and hangs; don't use it. > > The pre­view-la­tex sub­sys­tem re­quires im­age sup­port. This is avail­able > with GNU Emacs 21.3 un­der the X win­dow sys­tem. For Win­dows[2], MacOS > Car­bon[3] or na­tive GTK+ toolkit sup­port[4], a de­vel­oper ver­sion[5] of > GNU Emacs (to be re­leased as 22.1) is def­i­nitely re­quired. A re­cent > de­vel­oper ver­sion of GNU Emacs ap­pears like the best choice even on > X11, how­ever. If you pre­fer XE­macs-21, it will work in ver­sion > 21.4.10 or later. > > You'll also need a work­ing LaTeX in­stal­la­tion and Ghostscript. > dvipng[6] (ver­sion 1.4 or later: teTeX-3.0 works, TeXlive2004 not), a > very fast dvi con­verter, can be used to speed up the con­ver­sion. > > Avail­abil­ity > ------------ > > AUCTeX can be down­loaded in var­i­ous for­mats from > <URL:ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/auc­tex/>. At re­lease time, we pro­vide > the source tar­ball, source and bi­nary RPMs for Emacs un­der Fe­dora > and SUSE, and a plat­form-in­de­pen­dent XE­macs pack­age file (which you > have to in­stall your­self us­ing XE­macs' own pack­age sys­tem, af­ter us­ing > it for re­mov­ing the pre­vi­ous ver­sion of AUCTeX). There are also RPMs > just for in­stalling the LaTeX part of pre­view (AUCTeX it­self does not > need them, but pos­si­bly other ap­pli­ca­tions). The eas­i­est way for > us­ing AUCTeX, of course, is us­ing ver­sions of Emacs that al­ready > in­clude AUCTeX (check the foot­notes be­low). > > RPMs with mi­nor ver­sion 1 are built from the spec file in the tar­ball which > should work on both SUSE as well as Fe­dora. The source RPMs should also work > for re­build­ing RPMs on other RPM-based dis­tri­bu­tions. (We have only tested > SUSE and Fe­dora, though.) > > The XE­macs pack­age file can be dis­cerned by `pkg' in its name. It is > usu­ally more re­cent and func­tional than what gets dis­tributed from > XE­macs servers and as part of the Sumo tar­ball. > > A sep­a­rate di­rec­tory for each re­lease con­tains some stuff from the > tar­ball, such as ChangeLog, print­able man­u­als, and a ref­er­ence sheet. > The down­load area is mir­rored to the di­rec­tory sup­port/auc­tex on CTAN. > AUCTeX is li­censed un­der the GNU Gen­eral Public Li­cense ver­sion 2. > > You'll find more in­for­ma­tion at the web site of AUCTeX > <URL:http://www.gnu.org/soft­ware/auc­tex/>, in­clud­ing its mail­ing list > ad­dresses. > > > Fu­ture de­vel­op­ment and ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion > --------------------------------------------- > > AUCTeX is pro­ceed­ing as a GNU project with the long-term in­tent of > merg­ing it into Emacs. For that rea­son, all new con­trib­u­tors need to > as­sign copy­right to their con­tri­bu­tions to the FSF (the usual > pro­ce­dure for Emacs con­trib­u­tors). The same holds for past > con­trib­u­tors. The prin­ci­pal au­thors and main­tain­ers have al­ready done > so, but it would re­quire a dili­gent and diplo­matic vol­un­teer to find > and ask the rest. > > Cur­rent project man­ager is David Kas­trup. Pay­pal con­tri­bu­tions to > <URL:mailto:auc­tex at gnu.org> would be ap­pre­ci­ated in or­der to > com­pen­sate for time, money and hard­ware re­quired for pre­sent­ing AUCTeX > at con­fer­ences. Ex­ten­sions may be com­mis­sioned: en­quire on the > de­vel­oper list (see above). Other than that, vol­un­teer­ing for tasks > re­mains the most ef­fec­tive way of help­ing AUCTeX de­vel­op­ment. > > The fol­low­ing peo­ple con­tributed to this re­lease se­ries (in > al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der): Ralf An­geli, Masayuki Ataka, Thomas Bau­mann, > Berend de Boer, Miguel Fras­son, Peter S. Gal­braith, Pa­trick Gund­lach, > Yvon Hevel, Arne Jør­gensen, David Kas­trup, Ikumi Keita, Frank Küster, > Jan-Åke Lars­son, Dan Ni­co­laescu, Piet van Oostrum, Da­vide > G. M. Sal­vetti, Mike Sper­ber, Reiner Steib, Chris­tian Sch­lauer, Shiro > Takeda, Mark Tret­tin (Please ac­cept our apolo­gies if we for­got > some­body.) > > Foot­notes: > > [1] <URL:ftp://ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/macros/la­tex/con­trib/pre­view/> > > [2] You can get a pre­com­piled ver­sion of CVS Emacs for Win­dows e.g. at > <URL:http://our­com­ments.org/Emacs/Emac­sW32.html>. A ver­sion with > AUCTeX pre­in­stalled can be found at > <URL:ftp://al­pha.gnu.org/gnu/auc­tex/>. > > [3] Pre­com­piled ver­sions of Emacs for Mac OS X can be found e.g. at > <URL:http://yaced.sf.net/> (in­clud­ing AUCTeX) and > <URL:http://home­page.mac.com/zen­i­tani/emacs-e.html>. > > [4] De­bian pro­vides pre­com­piled GTK+ Emacs pack­age's in its `un­sta­ble' > dis­tri­bu­tion (look for `emacs-snap­shot-gtk'). Pack­ages for Fe­dora can > be found at <URL:http://peo­ple.red­hat.com/pe­tersen/emacs/>. > > [5] If mak­ing use of the pre­com­piled vari­ants is not an op­tion for > you, in­struc­tions for check­ing out the CVS ver­sion straight from the > GNU's mouth can be found at > <URL:http://sa­van­nah.gnu.org/cvs/?group=emacs> > > [6] dvipng is avail­able via its project page > <URL:http://sa­van­nah.nongnu.org/projects/dvipng> and from CTAN. 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
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Main­tainerThe AUC Team
David Kas­trup (in­ac­tive)



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