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CTAN update: preview-latex 0.9.1

Date: April 3, 2005 12:48:41 PM CEST
On Sun, 3 Apr 2005, David Kastrup uploaded a new version of preview-latex to CTAN. Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/preview, support/preview-latex License: gpl Here are the release notes: > Release notes for version 0.9.1 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. > > The package is released under the GNU Public License (GPL) and can be > downloaded from <URL:ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/auctex/> as a tarball > or as RPM files. 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[1] (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[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; for other platforms, use of it is advantageous. > > The installation procedure has been further improved: more > configurations should now be detected automatically. It is strongly > recommended that you remove any previous installation before > installing this version to avoid keeping conflicting or unnecessary > files. In particular version 0.9 has been known to install into > strange (but working) places at times and will likely render later > installed versions inoperative. > > The quality of multibyte and image support in the current > implementations and the responsiveness of the developers to problem > reports does not recommend the use of XEmacs at the current point of > time. > > The encoding support of preview-latex has been refined: the run buffer > will now yield readable output again in most situations where it can > be reasonably expected to do so. > > The installation no longer requires Makeinfo or Perl as long as you > don't touch source files: precompiled documentation is included in the > distribution by default and no longer available as a separate archive. > > 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. > > preview-latex has now been moved into the AUCTeX project. As a > consequence, its web site has become > <URL:http://www.gnu.org/software/auctex/#preview-latex>, the project > page (with browsable CVS repository) is that of AUCTeX at > <URL:http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/auctex>. Starting with release > 11.80, preview-latex will come bundled with AUCTeX. > > 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. > > Footnotes: > [1] dvipng is currently available via its current project page > <URL:http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/dvipng> and from CTAN. > > [2] You can get a precompiled version of CVS Emacs for Windows at > <URL:http://nqmacs.sourceforge.net>. > > [3] <URL:http://members.shaw.ca/akochoi-emacs/stories/faq.html> > contains build instructions. > > [4] For Debian, precompiled GTK+ Emacs packages can be found at > <URL:http://sadleder.de/debian/>, for Fedora 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> Thanks for the update. 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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