CTAN upload -- preview-latex-0.7.7.tar.gz

Reinhard Zierke zierke at dante.de
Wed Dec 18 10:27:36 CET 2002

----- Forwarded message from David Kastrup -----
I have uploaded preview-latex-0.7.7.tar.gz and
preview-0.7.7.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-0.7.7.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-0.7.7.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 0.7.7 of the preview-latex package:

preview-latex dresses up your LaTeX source by placing judiciously
selected chunks (such as single formulas) chopped from unwieldy
preview pages right into its Emacs/XEmacs buffer, while keeping the
original source readily accessible.  You get to have your eye candy
and edit it, too.  Since only the display of the text is affected, you
can safely test-drive on important documents right away.  There are no
physical withdrawal symptoms to be feared if you chose to quit using
it, but you'll find yourself unable to do so.

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
(11.14 recommended, see below), a working LaTeX installation and
GhostScript are required.  This version also supports XEmacs-21, best
in version 21.4.9 or later.  The various Windows ports of XEmacs
should work out of the box.  Really.  Recent CVS versions of Windows
GNU Emacs can reportedly be made to work, too.

Release 0.7.7 is 0.7.6 minus a last-minute bug for GNU Emacs, so 0.7.6
info applies: AFPL GhostScript releases 7.x should work.  Treatment of
multi-directory projects has been corrected, once yo upgrade to AUC
TeX 11.14.  An added feature can be customized into the new
preview-required-option-list variable: checking the counters
option will retain correct equation and section numbering even when
you are regenerating single previews.  Various bugs have been fixed
and the installation process does a better job of getting things to
work particularly for Windows users.

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

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

* If you don't have texinfo 4.0 or later installed, prebuilt
  documentation files can be found there.

* Tarballs of preview-latex for all users, alternatively RPMs for
  RedHat Linux.  For the binary RPMs, you will need the
  preview-latex-common RPM as well as the Emacs-flavor specific RPM.

* AUC TeX is now located at <URL:http://www.nongnu.org/auctex>.  The
  download area should also provide you with RPMs if you are using
  RedHat Linux.

The RPMs require a few packages that should be readily available in
current distributions.  RedHat 7.3 contains Emacs-21.2 and
GhostScript-6.52 which are about the minimum versions to be
recommended.  Later releases should work fine.  XEmacs in current
distributions will still be affected with a serious display bug, see
the PROBLEMS file or the respective manual section.
----- End forwarded message -----

Thanks for the upload.  I installed the new version as suggested replacing
the old versions in

Reinhard Zierke
for the CTAN team

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