CTAN update -- preview-latex-0.6.1.tar.gz

Reinhard Zierke zierke at dante.de
Tue Mar 12 13:25:13 CET 2002

----- Forwarded message from David Kastrup -----
I have uploaded preview-latex-0.6.1.tar.gz and
preview-0.6.1.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-0.6.1.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-0.6.1.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 0.6.1 of the preview-latex package:

preview-latex is a system for displaying inline images of selected
parts of a file in Emacs source buffers.  It is released under the GNU
Public License (GPL).  At the current point of time, GNU Emacs-21.1,
AUC TeX, a working LaTeX installation and GhostScript are required.
XEmacs support is again being worked on.  If you are planning on
contributing, please contact the developers' list.  Due to missing
image support of Emacs-21.1 under Microsoft Windows, this platform is
not usable at the current point of time.

Release focus have been user interface improvements and documentation.
The TeXinfo documentation now also contains instructions for the used
LaTeX style, and users of Emacs' desktop package will have previews
survive into their next Emacs session.  The LaTeX style now has an
option for making TeX bounding boxes known to Dvips in case it gets
them wrong (frequent with packages like PStricks).  Due to a defective
backport of security handling, GNU GhostScript-6.53 failed to work
with version 0.6.  We now don't use the incomplete functionality.

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

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,

* Finally, Emacs-21.1 can be downloaded from rawhide,
  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.

----- End forwarded message -----

Thanks for the upload.  I installed the new version as suggested in
CTAN:/tex-archive/support/preview-latex and

Reinhard Zierke
for the CTAN team

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