## File: RELEASE-1.5.txt

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vim-latexsuite 0.20041219-1
 123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748495051525354555657585960616263646566 Latex-suite 1.5 is a substantially improved version over version 1.0 containing many new features and lots and lots of bug-fixes. Internationalization -------------------- 1. All of latex-suite now uses low end ASCII characters which means that there should no longer be any i18n problems due to encoding differences etc. Package handling ---------------- 1. Lots of new packages have been added. 2. Package handling is much more sophisticated. Latex-suite is now able to handle the inclusion of custom user packages via the g:Tex_TEXINPUTS setting, which behaves analogous to the $TEXINPUTS variable which latex uses. Compiler -------- 1. The compiler has been improved to also show the context of the error in a preview window beneath the quickfix window. It is also able to take you to the correct column number. 2. Latex-suite also supports the kdvi viewer in the same manner as xdvi and yap. 3. Latex-suite is able to compile parts of a file. Simply press \ll while visually selecting a block of text. 4. Latex-suite has support for compiling a file multiple times in order to get all references, etc right. 5. Automatically able to handle dependencies between various formats. For example, easy to generate ps files via dvi files etc. Completion ---------- 1. A powerful new tool called "completion". If you wish to insert a reference to a \label defined previously, just press inside the \ref{} command and latex-suite will bring up a list of label's to choose from. You can also filter according to prefix. 2. Can also complete citations using the same key. It is possible to use the g:Tex_BIBINPUTS variable analogous to the$BIBINPUTS variable to search for possible \cite'ations. 3. Can also complete commands requiring filename arguments (using the same key). Used in places like \include,\input,\bibliography etc. Latex-suite will intelligently filter the list to make selection easier. For example, \bibliography will list only files ending in .bib. 4. Can also complete arguments to certain commands such as \bibliographystyle etc. Bibtex support -------------- Easily insert bibliographic keys via the BBB, BBL, BBH and BBX macros while editing .bib files. User-Manual ----------- A much more comprehensive user manual has been prepared both for viewing while inside vim and also online. There are no "hidden" features in latex-suite any more. (well, not more than a couple anyway!) The user manual is written in xml and automatically converted to vim-help, flat html and chunked html, allowing the manual to be viewed online as well. Bug-fixes --------- There have been many, many bug-fixes since the last revision, thanks to valuable feedback from the users. There are way too many to be listed here. About 450 bug-fixes since the last release. Latex-suite is now pretty stable only averaging about 1 minor bug report once every fortnight.