CTAN update: preview-latex 0.9.1

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Sun Apr 3 12:48:41 CEST 2005

On Sun, 3 Apr 2005, David Kastrup uploaded a new version of preview-latex
to CTAN.

Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/preview, support/preview-latex
License: gpl

Here are the release notes:

 > Release notes for version 0.9.1 of the preview-latex package:
 > preview-latex makes LaTeX a tightly integrated component of your
 > editing workflow by visualizing selected source chunks (such as single
 > formulas or graphics) directly as images in the source buffer.
 > You get to have your eye candy and edit it, too.
 > 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) and can be
 > downloaded from <URL:ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/auctex/> as a tarball
 > or as RPM files.  At the current point of time, at least GNU
 > Emacs-21.3 under the X window system or XEmacs-21 in version 21.4.10
 > or later, AUCTeX (11.51 or later required for PDF support), a working
 > LaTeX installation and GhostScript are required.  dvipng[1] (version
 > 1.4 or later: teTeX-3.0 works, TeXlive2004 not), a very fast dvi
 > converter, can be used to speed up the conversion.  For Windows[2],
 > MacOS Carbon[3] or native GTK+ toolkit support[4], a developer
 > version[5] of GNU Emacs (to be released as 22.1) is definitely
 > required; for other platforms, use of it is advantageous.
 > The installation procedure has been further improved: more
 > configurations should now be detected automatically.  It is strongly
 > recommended that you remove any previous installation before
 > installing this version to avoid keeping conflicting or unnecessary
 > files.  In particular version 0.9 has been known to install into
 > strange (but working) places at times and will likely render later
 > installed versions inoperative.
 > The quality of multibyte and image support in the current
 > implementations and the responsiveness of the developers to problem
 > reports does not recommend the use of XEmacs at the current point of
 > time.
 > The encoding support of preview-latex has been refined: the run buffer
 > will now yield readable output again in most situations where it can
 > be reasonably expected to do so.
 > The installation no longer requires Makeinfo or Perl as long as you
 > don't touch source files: precompiled documentation is included in the
 > distribution by default and no longer available as a separate archive.
 > 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.
 > preview-latex has now been moved into the AUCTeX project.  As a
 > consequence, its web site has become
 > <URL:http://www.gnu.org/software/auctex/#preview-latex>, the project
 > page (with browsable CVS repository) is that of AUCTeX at
 > <URL:http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/auctex>.  Starting with release
 > 11.80, preview-latex will come bundled with AUCTeX.
 > If you can spare the time, you can also comment on or rate this
 > project at <URL:http://freshmeat.net/projects/preview-latex>.
 > Paypal donations to the maintainer are possible directly or via
 > SourceForge.
 > Footnotes:
 > [1]  dvipng is currently available via its current project page
 > <URL:http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/dvipng> and from CTAN.
 > [2]  You can get a precompiled version of CVS Emacs for Windows at
 > <URL:http://nqmacs.sourceforge.net>.
 > [3]  <URL:http://members.shaw.ca/akochoi-emacs/stories/faq.html>
 > contains build instructions.
 > [4]  For Debian, precompiled GTK+ Emacs packages can be found at
 > <URL:http://sadleder.de/debian/>, for Fedora at
 > <URL:http://people.redhat.com/petersen/emacs/>.
 > [5]  If making use of the precompiled variants is not an option for
 > you, instructions for checking out the CVS version straight from the
 > GNU's mouth can be found at
 > <URL:http://savannah.gnu.org/cvs/?group=emacs>

Thanks for the update.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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