CTAN submission -- preview-latex 0.7

Reinhard Zierke zierke at dante.de
Mon Apr 15 09:55:51 CEST 2002

----- Forwarded message from David Kastrup -----
I have uploaded preview-latex-0.7.tar.gz and
preview-0.7.tar.gz to the incoming directory of ftp.dante.de.
Its license is the GPL.

I would recommend installing it in the following way:

Put the packed archive preview-latex-0.7.tar.gz under
and unpack the
README from it to support/preview-latex/README
Create a symbolic link from
so that people can always get the newest version under this name.

Unpack preview-0.7.tar.gz in the directory

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 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, GNU Emacs-21 under the X
window system, AUC TeX, 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.  Some non-critical issues with
the display engine have been uncovered in the course of porting;
consult the PROBLEMS file for more information.  No versions have 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 you stand a chance of trying XEmacs there, too.  Please report
your experiences.

Release focus have been documentation improvements, staggering
performance enhancements, better error handling and new features.  For
the first time, workable XEmacs support is included.  The LaTeX style
has gained a load of new options.  It is now possible to generate all
image files for a document with a single run of GhostScript on a
single PostScript file from Dvips.

The README file has been changed in order to provide adequate
information for preinstalled distributions.  In that case, including
the separate INSTALL file will not be necessary.

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

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

* 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,
  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
  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.
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Thanks for the upload. I installed it as suggested replacing the old version in

Reinhard Zierke
for the CTAN team

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