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Re: [AUCTeX] AUCTeX 11.88 released

From: Mosè Giordano
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] AUCTeX 11.88 released
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 18:46:30 +0100

Now also the precompiled AUCTeX 11.88 package for Emacs 24.4 on
Windows is available.  I hope it'll work, there have been some changes
into the Emacs package for Windows (starting from the name itself of
the archive).

I remember AUCTeX 11.88 is also available via GNU ELPA, which may be
easier to install and you'll also receive some bug fixes.


2014-10-31 21:13 GMT+01:00 Mosè Giordano <address@hidden>:
> Release notes for AUCTeX 11.88 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
> -------------------------------------------
> 'TeX-PDF-mode' is now enabled by default.
> Now 'TeX-previous-error' works with TeX commands if the new option
> 'TeX-parse-all-errors' is non-nil, which is the default.  When this
> option is non-nil, an overview of errors and warnings reported by the
> TeX compiler can be opened with 'M-x TeX-error-overview <RET>'.
> Style file authors are encouraged to distinguish common from expert
> macros and environments, and mark the latter using
> 'TeX-declare-expert-macros' and 'LaTeX-declare-expert-environments'.
> Users can then restrict completion using
> 'TeX-complete-expert-commands'.
> Management of LaTeX package options in the parser was improved.  You
> might need to reparse your documents, especially if you loaded the
> 'babel' package with language options.
> Now you can insert '$...$' or '\(...\)' by typing a single '$'.  To do
> this, customize the new option 'TeX-electric-math'.
> 'TeX-math-close-double-dollar' was removed.
> 'C-c <RET> documentclass <RET>' completes with all available LaTeX
> classes, if the 'TeX-arg-input-file-search' variable is non-nil.
> Completion for class options of the standard LaTeX classes is provided
> as well.
> New user options 'LaTeX-default-author',
> 'LaTeX-fontspec-arg-font-search', 'LaTeX-fontspec-font-list-default',
> 'TeX-date-format', and 'TeX-insert-braces-alist'.  A new possible value
> ('show-all-optional-args') for 'TeX-insert-macro-default-style' was
> added.  The default value of 'TeX-source-correlate-method' has been
> changed.
> 'biblatex' support was greatly expanded.  If parsing is enabled, AUCTeX
> looks at 'backend' option to decide whether to use Biber or BibTeX. The
> 'LaTeX-biblatex-use-Biber' variable was changed to be file local only
> and is no more customizable.
> With some LaTeX classes, the default environment suggested by
> 'LaTeX-environment' ('C-c C-e') when the current environment is
> 'document' was changed.  With 'beamer' class the default environment is
> 'frame', with 'letter' it is 'letter', with 'slides' it is 'slide'.
> Brace pairing feature was enhanced in LaTeX documents.  Support for
> '\bigl', '\Bigl', '\biggl' and '\Biggl', the same as the one for
> '\left', was added to 'TeX-insert-macro'.  For example, 'C-c <RET> bigl
> <RET> ( <RET>' inserts '\bigl(\bigr)'.
> You can insert brace pair '()', '{}' and '[]' by typing a single left
> brace if the new user option 'LaTeX-electric-left-right-brace' is
> enabled.
> Macros '\langle', '\lfloor' and '\lceil', which produce the left part
> of the paired braces, are treated similarly as '(', '{' and '[' during
> the course of 'TeX-insert-macro'.
> Support for dozens of LaTeX packages was added.
> Tabular-like environments (tabular, tabular*, tabularx, tabulary,
> array, align, ...)  are indented in a nicer and more informative way
> when the column values of a table line are written across multiple
> lines in the tex file.
> The suitable number of ampersands are inserted when you insert array,
> tabular and tabular* environments with 'C-c C-e'.  Similar experience
> is obtained if you terminate rows in these environments with 'C-c
> <LFD>'.  It supplies line break macro '\\' and inserts the suitable
> number of ampersands on the next line.  Similar supports are provided
> for various amsmath environments.
> Commands for narrowing to a group ('TeX-narrow-to-group') and to LaTeX
> environments ('LaTeX-narrow-to-environment') were added.
> Now arbitrary options can be passed to the TeX processor on a per file
> basis using the 'TeX-command-extra-options' option.
> Now 'C-c C-e document <RET>', in an empty document, prompts for
> '\usepackage' macros in addition to '\documentclass'.
> 'TeX-add-style-hook' has now a third argument to tell AUCTeX for which
> dialect (LaTeX, Texinfo or BibTeX) the style hook is registers.
> Labelling style hook by dialect will avoid applying them not in the
> right context.
> There have been lots of bug fixes and feature additions.
> 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
> ------------
> AUCTeX can be downloaded in various formats from
> <URL:>.  At release time, we provide the
> source tarball, a precompiled version for Emacs on Windows, 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).  The easiest way for using AUCTeX, of
> course, is using 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
> <URL:>, 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 project manager is David Kastrup.  Paypal contributions to
> <URL:mailto:address@hidden> would be appreciated in order to
> compensate for time, money and hardware required for presenting AUCTeX
> at conferences.  Extensions may be commissioned: enquire on the
> developer list (see above).  Other than that, volunteering for tasks
> remains the most effective way of helping AUCTeX development.
> The following people contributed to this release series (in
> alphabetical order): Ivan Andrus, Ralf Angeli, Masayuki Ataka, Fabrice
> Ben Hamouda, Thomas Baumann, Vincent Belaïche, Berend de Boer, Ken
> Brown, Joshua Buhl, Patrice Dumas, Werner Fink, Miguel Frasson, Peter
> S. Galbraith, Mosè Giordano, Patrick Gundlach, Jobst Hoffmann, Tassilo
> Horn, Yvon Hevel, Mads Jensen, Arne Jørgensen, David Kastrup, Ikumi
> Keita, Philip Kime, Oleh Krehel, Joost Kremers, Frank Küster, Jan-Åke
> Larsson, Matthew Leach, Antoine Levitt, Leo Liu, Vladimir Lomov, Stefan
> Monnier, Dan Nicolaescu, Piet van Oostrum, Nicolas Richard, Augusto
> Ritter Stoffel, Florent Rougon, Davide G. M. Salvetti, Rüdiger
> Sonderfeld, Holger Sparr, Mike Sperber, Reiner Steib, Christian
> Schlauer, Shiro Takeda, Mark Trettin (Please accept our apologies if we
> forgot somebody.)
> Footnotes:
> [1]  <URL:>
> [2]  You can get a precompiled version of Emacs for Windows at
> <URL:>.
> [3]  See e.g. <URL:>
> for a list of precompiled versions of Emacs for Mac OS X.
> [4]  dvipng is available via its project page
> <URL:> and from CTAN.
> --
> Mosè Giordano, on behalf of the AUCTeX team
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