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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 packages 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 packages 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 packages 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.

Version13.2 2023-01-17
Copyright2001–2006, 2010, 2017–2023 Free Software Foundation
MaintainerThe AUC Team
David Kastrup (inactive)



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