CTAN submission -- preview-latex-0.7.8

Reinhard Zierke zierke at dante.de
Mon Jan 20 14:23:28 CET 2003

----- Forwarded message from David Kastrup -----
I have uploaded preview-latex-0.7.8.tar.gz and
preview-0.7.8.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-0.7.8.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-0.7.8.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 0.7.8 of the preview-latex package:

preview-latex dresses up your LaTeX source by pasting judiciously
selected chunks (such as single formulas) chopped from unwieldy
preview pages right over their source in the Emacs/XEmacs buffer.  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.  Quitting its use can be done anytime you'd want
to, which you won't.

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 or later 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, and the various Windows ports of
XEmacs.  You may also use recent CVS versions of Windows GNU Emacs.

Release 0.7.8 has gained a few more commands, its menu has been
reorganized, the fleqn document class option from LaTeX is fully
supported, preview.sty has gained a much more powerful interface for
configuring previews and a few more items are previewed by default or
more correctly.  Various bugs have been fixed and the installation
process does a better job of getting things to work particularly for
Windows users, with better documentation, too.  Whitespace changes
will not invalidate previews as they did before.  This means that
outline-minor-mode is usable in XEmacs now.

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
providers.  There is also a file INSTALL.windows detailing
instructions for users of that operating system.

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 submission.  I installed the new version as suggested in
CTAN:/tex-archive/support/preview-latex/ and
replacing the old versions.

Reinhard Zierke
for the CTAN team

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