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CTAN Up­date: AUC 11.84 re­leased (fwd)

Date: Jan­uary 15, 2007 10:13:42 AM CET
Re­lease notes for AUCTeX 11.84 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
There have been prob­lems with the `-with­out-texmf-dir' op­tion to `con­fig­ure' when the value of `-with-kpath­sea-sep' was set or de­ter­mined for an in­stal­la­tion sys­tem with a de­fault dif­fer­ent from that of the run­time sys­tem. `with-kpath­sea-sep' has been re­moved; the set­ting is now usu­ally de­ter­mined at run­time. Due to this and other prob­lems, pre­view-la­tex in the re­leased XE­macs pack­age failed un­der Win­dows or with any­thing ex­cept re­cent 21.5 XE­mac­sen. AUCTeX and pre­view-la­tex have been changed in or­der to ac­com­mo­date file names con­tain­ing spaces. pre­view-la­tex now tol­er­ates bad PostScript code pol­lut­ing the stack (like some Omega fonts). `pre­view.sty' had in some cases failed to emit PostScript header spe­cials. Sup­port for fold­ing of com­ments was added. The `pol­ish' lan­guage op­tion of the ba­bel LaTeX pack­age as well as the `pol­ski' LaTeX pack­age are now sup­ported. Most no­tably this means that AUCTeX will help to in­sert quo­ta­tion marks as de­fined by pol­ish.sty ("`..."') and pol­ski.sty (,,...''). There has been quite a num­ber of bug fixes to var­i­ous fea­tures and doc­u­men­ta­tion across the board, most crit­i­cal prob­a­bly the tool bar. 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, Joshua Buhl, 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/cold­well/bugs/emacs/176171/>. [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. -- Ralf An­geli, for the AUCTeX team

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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