CTAN update: preview-latex 0.9.1
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
Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/preview, support/preview-latex
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 (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,
> MacOS Carbon or native GTK+ toolkit support, a developer
> version 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
> 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
>  dvipng is currently available via its current project page
> <URL:http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/dvipng> and from CTAN.
>  You can get a precompiled version of CVS Emacs for Windows at
>  <URL:http://members.shaw.ca/akochoi-emacs/stories/faq.html>
> contains build instructions.
>  For Debian, precompiled GTK+ Emacs packages can be found at
> <URL:http://sadleder.de/debian/>, for Fedora at
>  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
Thanks for the update.
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