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auctex 11.91-2
 123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186187188189190191192193194 Release notes for AUCTeX 11.91 with preview-latex ================================================= AUCTeX provides by far the most wide-spread and sophisticated environment for editing LaTeX, TeX, ConTeXt and Texinfo documents with Emacs or XEmacs. Combined with packages like RefTeX, flyspell and others it is pretty much without peer as a comprehensive authoring solution for a large variety of operating system platforms and TeX distributions. It supports document-dependent completion and syntax highlighting, easily accessible menus, jumping to error locations in the source file, a number of editing shortcuts, intelligent indentation and filling of text during entry, and WYSIWYG previews of graphical elements like math formulas right in the Emacs source buffer, by virtue of its preview-latex component. One part of the preview-latex subsystem is the central preview.sty' file that is independently useful for a number of applications and is available in unbundled form from CTAN.[1] AUCTeX needs volunteers in particular for non-programming tasks: documentation writing, tutorials, translations, reference material, sleuth work, testing. New features and fixed bugs in this release ------------------------------------------- Now AUCTeX has a logo. The LaTeX code to create it is available in the 'etc/' directory of the package. Add support for 'upmendex', an extension of 'makeindex' capable of sorting indexes by unicode based ICU. Fix preview-latex to interact correctly with Japanese LaTeX. The parsing routine was made robust not to be confused by the 7-bit encoding of Japanese text and the necessary option to LaTeX command is kept even when preamble caching is enabled. The new "Glossaries" entry in 'TeX-command-list' runs the command 'makeglossaries'. Fontification of control symbols has been improved. Characters defined in 'font-latex-match-simple-exclude-list' do not receive any fontification. In DocTeX mode, the character '_' is removed from 'font-latex-match-simple-exclude-list' in order to fontify macros like '\__module_foo:nnn' correctly. Fontification of math environments has been improved. Optional and/or mandatory argument(s) to environments are not fontified. 'preview.sty' loads 'luatex85.sty' if possible and should be compatible with newer luaTeX versions. AUCTeX has a new customize option 'TeX-ispell-verb-delimiters'. This string contains usual characters used as delimiters for in-line verbatim macros like '\verb'. Text between delimiters after an in-line verbatim macro will be skipped during spell checking. Fontification of in-line verbatim macros has been improved. 'font-latex.el' recognizes an optional or a mandatory argument for macros like '\Verb' from 'fancyvrb.sty', '\mint' and '\mintinline' from 'minted.sty' and fontifies verbatim content correctly. AUCTeX can put and parse labels in optional argument of environments. Inserting labels is done by new function 'LaTeX-env-label-as-keyval'. A new customize option 'LaTeX-listing-label' is available as prefix to labels in code typesetting environments, e.g. 'lstlisting' environment provided by 'listings' package. 'LaTeX-listing-label' defaults to 'lst:'. Parsing of labels for later referencing relies on two requirements: 1. Label should come as last key-value argument, and 2. label must be enclosed in braces, e.g. \begin{lstlisting}[caption=Some Caption,label={lst:foo}] ... \end{lstlisting} The function 'LaTeX-label' now takes a second optional argument 'NO-INSERT'. When non-'nil', 'LaTeX-label' reads a label and returns it as a string. This argument is also passed to any function bound to 'LaTeX-label-function' (see next item). *Incompatible change:* The signature for the function passed with the customize option 'LaTeX-label-function' has changed. The function bound to this variable is now expected to take an optional second argument 'NO-INSERT'. When this argument is non-'nil', the function should read and only return a label as a string; insertion is done by another function. Directory local variables were ineffective for 'japanese-latex-mode' and 'japanese-plain-tex-mode'. This bug was fixed. (This was actually done in AUCTeX 11.90, but not advertised) The output of Japanese text from Japanese TeX engines is decoded correctly for most cases, according to the encoding of the TeX documents and the locale. The difference between MS Windows, macOS and unix-like OS is taken into account. (This was actually done in AUCTeX 11.90, but not advertised) Quite a few new LaTeX packages are supported. As usual, many bugs were fixed. Requirements ------------ It is required that you use at least GNU Emacs 21 or XEmacs 21.4. XEmacs requires at least version 1.84 of the xemacs-base package (released on 01/27/2004) or a sumo tarball dated 02/02/2004 or newer for compiling AUCTeX: please use the XEmacs package system for upgrading if necessary. The preview-latex subsystem requires image support. This is available with GNU Emacs 21.3 under the X window system. For Windows[2], Mac OS X (Carbon, Cocoa)[3] or native GTK+ toolkit support, at least version 22.1 of GNU Emacs is required. Emacs 22 and later is the recommended platform for AUCTeX in general. If you prefer XEmacs, it will work in version 21.4.10 or later. You'll also need a working LaTeX installation and Ghostscript. dvipng[4] (version 1.4 or later), a very fast DVI converter, can be used to speed up the conversion. Availability ------------ The easiest way for getting AUCTeX, for users running Emacs 24.1 or higher, is installing it with GNU ELPA, see for more information. Other download options are available at . At release time, we provide the source tarball, and a platform-independent XEmacs package file (which you have to install yourself using XEmacs' own package system, after using it for removing the previous version of AUCTeX). You can also use versions of Emacs that already include AUCTeX or a software package management system for your operating system which provides you with the latest release. The XEmacs package file can be discerned by pkg' in its name. It is usually more recent than what gets distributed from XEmacs servers and as part of the Sumo tarball. A separate directory for each release contains some stuff from the tarball, such as ChangeLog, printable manuals, and a reference sheet. The download area is mirrored to the directory support/auctex on CTAN. AUCTeX is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3. You'll find more information at the web site of AUCTeX , including its mailing list addresses. Future development and additional information --------------------------------------------- AUCTeX is proceeding as a GNU project with the long-term intent of merging it into Emacs. For that reason, all new contributors need to assign copyright to their contributions to the FSF (the usual procedure for Emacs contributors). The same holds for past contributors. The principal authors and maintainers have already done so, but it would require a diligent and diplomatic volunteer to find and ask the rest. Current AUCTeX managers are Arash Esbati, Mos� Giordano, and Tassilo Horn. Everybody is welcome to contribute to the project by reporting bugs and suggesting improvements, but the most effective way of helping AUCTeX development remains volunteering for tasks. The following people contributed to this release series (in alphabetical order): Ivan Andrus, Ralf Angeli, Masayuki Ataka, Fabrice Ben Hamouda, Thomas Baumann, Vincent Bela�che, Berend de Boer, Uwe Brauer, Ken Brown, Joshua Buhl, Patrice Dumas, Arash Esbati, Werner Fink, Miguel Frasson, Peter S. Galbraith, Mos� Giordano, Patrick Gundlach, Jobst Hoffmann, Tassilo Horn, Yvon Hevel, Orlando Iovino, Mads Jensen, Arne J�rgensen, David Kastrup, Ikumi Keita, Philip Kime, Oleh Krehel, Joost Kremers, Frank K�ster, Jan-�ke Larsson, Matthew Leach, Antoine Levitt, Leo Liu, Vladimir Lomov, Stefan Monnier, Dan Nicolaescu, Piet van Oostrum, Nicolas Richard, Augusto Ritter Stoffel, Florent Rougon, Santiago Saavedra, Davide G. M. Salvetti, R�diger Sonderfeld, Holger Sparr, Mike Sperber, Reiner Steib, Christian Schlauer, Shiro Takeda, Mark Trettin (Please accept our apologies if we forgot somebody.) Footnotes: [1] [2] You can get a precompiled version of Emacs for Windows at . [3] See e.g. for a list of precompiled versions of Emacs for Mac OS X. [4] dvipng is available via its project page and from CTAN.