CTAN submission -- MimeTeX 1.20 (update)

Reinhard Zierke zierke at dante.de
Fri Oct 17 15:04:25 CEST 2003

----- Forwarded message from John Forkosh -----
 As per your README.uploads instructions...
   + what you've uploaded
        (version 1.20, to replace support/mimetex/mimetex.zip)
   + which CTAN node you've uploaded to
   + where you want the files to go
             Please REPLACE all existing files (mimetex.zip and README) in
        support/mimetex (and please  unzip mimetex.zip README  and then
        place this separate copy of README "alongside" mimetex.zip in the
        support/mimetex directory)
   + what licensing conditions you apply to your software
        GNU GPL
   + brief summary of what your upload is intended to do.
        (a) added picture-like environment, along with picture element
            commands for circles/ellipses and lines (but not bezier
            curves yet), see
        (b) Also: various other changes and fixes, e.g., several delimiters
            can now be arbitrarily sized
     From the original submission...
        MimeTeX parses LaTeX math expressions, and emits either mime
        xbitmaps or gif images of them, rather than the usual TeX dvi's.
        MimeTeX images are therefore easily imported directly into html
        documents with the <tag>, e.g.,
          <img src="../cgi-bin/mimetex.cgi?f(x)=\int_{-\infty}^x~e^{-t^2}dt"
           border=0 align=absmiddle>
        without intermediate dvi-to-gif conversion, and without storing
        lots of little gif files, one file for each converted expression.
        This makes your web site and html documents more easily maintained.
        for examples demonstrating mimeTeX's features and usage.
             MimeTeX is primarily intended to help you maintain native
        html documents containing math.  In this sense it's a kind of
        "lightweight" alternative to MathML, with the advantage that
        mimeTeX preserves LaTeX syntax.
             Similar non-MathML packages, like textogif and gladTeX,
        require setup procedures that use TeX to help generate external
        gif images of your equations, which are later included
        in your html document as it's being rendered.
             MimeTeX is, as far as I know, the only such non-MathML
        package that has its own built-in parser and rendering engine,
        entirely independent of TeX, and therefore requires no setup
        procedure or external images whatsoever.  It renders realtime,
        on-the-fly images directly from LaTeX math expressions embedded
        in html documents.
----- End forwarded message -----

Thanks for the upload.  I installed it as suggested replacing the old
version in CTAN:/support/mimetex/

Reinhard Zierke
for the CTAN team

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