tug.ctan.org upload: latexmk

Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Wed Nov 28 15:16:08 CET 2001

A new version of latexmk has been installed on tug.ctan.org
and will make its way through the mirroring process in the
next day or two.

Thanks for the contribution,
Jim Hefferon
ftpmaint at tug.ctan.org


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor.

Name of contribution: latexmk
Author's name: John Collins 
Location on CTAN: support/latexmk
Summary description: Automated running of latex and related programs 
    ("latex make")
License type: gpl

Announcement text given by the contribution's author:
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Given the source files for a document, latexmk issues the appropriate 
sequence of commands to generate a .dvi, .ps, .pdf or hardcopy version of 
the document.

An important feature is its "preview continuous mode", where it watches 
all of the source files (primary file and included TeX and graphics files), 
and reruns LaTeX etc whenever a source file has changed.  Thus a previewer 
can have an updated display whenever the source files change.

The current version (3.04) has many improvements over previous versions.  
Apart from bug fixes:

1.  The method for determining how many times to rerun latex is now correct 
in all normal situations.

2.  The determination of the dependencies is greatly improved.

3.  Pdf files can be made.

4.  Improvements to correspond to current versions of LaTeX and associated 
software have been made.

5.  License is GPL (with agreement of previous authors).

Previous version (v. 2) is in a subdirectory.
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