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CTAN submission – preview latex 0.7.2b

Date: April 23, 2002 4:40:17 PM CEST
----- Forwarded message from David Kastrup ----- I have uploaded preview-latex-0.7.2b.tar.gz and preview-0.7.2b.tar.gz to the incoming directory of ftp.dante.de. Its license is the GPL. 0.7.2b is a post-release hotfix for a build problem. Upgrading from 0.7.2 is not necessary unless building the release failed. A separate announcement is probably not necessary. I would recommend installing it in the following way: Put the packed archive preview-latex-0.7.2b.tar.gz under support/preview-latex/ and unpack the README from it to support/preview-latex/README Create a symbolic link from support/preview-latex/preview-latex.tar.gz to preview-latex-0.7.2b.tar.gz so that people can always get the newest version under this name. Unpack preview-0.7.2b.tar.gz in the directory macros/latex/contrib/supported/preview/ It contains just README-preview, preview.dtx and preview.ins. The reason is that the preview.dtx file can also be used as a standalone LaTeX style for extracting selected elements from a LaTeX source into separate pages of a DVI file. Previous versions of preview-latex can be deleted. Here are the release notes: Release notes for version 0.7.2 of the preview-latex package: preview-latex is a system for displaying inline images of selected parts of a file in Emacs source buffers. The employed style file preview.sty is independently useful for extraction of selected text elements as images. The package is released under the GNU Public License (GPL). At the current point of time, at least GNU Emacs-21.1 under the X window system, AUC TeX (11.11 recommended, see below), a working LaTeX installation and GhostScript are required. This version for the first time also fully supports XEmacs with a version of at least 21.1.14. Some issues with the display engine have been uncovered in the course of porting; consult the PROBLEMS file for more information. No Emacs versions of preview-latex have yet been tested to run under the MS Windows operating system. Recent CVS versions of Emacs could possibly be made to run preview-latex there, and we have had a positive report with Cygwin XEmacs. Please report your experiences. Release 0.7.2 is a consolidation release containing mostly bug fixes. Its stability should be sufficient for third party package providers of GNU Emacs packages. The XEmacs part still has rough edges, partly due to XEmacs internal bugs that are expected to be ironed out in future XEmacs releases. The README file provides adequate information for preinstalled distributions. The INSTALL file contains a special section with advice for package providers. User feedback about errors and suggested feature improvements is welcome and heeded. 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>. If you can spare the time, you can also comment on or rate this project at <URL:http://freshmeat.net/projects/preview-latex>. 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. * AUC TeX can be found at several places, but if you want the latest 11.11 (alpha, but stable AFAIK) with no known issues concerning preview-latex, you can find it there as well. * RPMs for preview-latex and AUC TeX are provided for users of RedHat Linux. For the binary RPMs, you will need the preview-latex-common RPM as well as the Emacs-flavor specific RPM. The RPMs require a few packages: * GhostScript 6.51 is included in RH 7.2, but if you use an earlier release it can be downloaded from the RH7.2 updates, <URL:ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/updates/7.2/en/os/i386/>. The current beta of RedHat 7.3 (see below) includes GhostScript 6.53. * Emacs-21.2 is part of the beta release for RedHat 7.3 at <URL:ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/beta/skipjack/en/os/i386/RedHat/RPMS/> unless it has already been superceded by the regular release. I installed this using 'rpm -i --nodeps --force', which worked for me, but since it does not follow the usual emacs + emacs-X11 + emacs-nox, YMMV. ----- End forwarded message ----- Thanks for the upload. I installed it as suggested replacing the old version in CTAN:/tex-archive/support/preview-latex and CTAN:/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/supported/preview Reinhard Zierke for the CTAN 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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MaintainerThe AUC Team
David Kastrup (inactive)



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