Ville Skyttä <scop(a)xemacs.org> writes:
On Tue, 2002-12-17 at 13:46, David Kastrup wrote:
> as you probably have noticed, AUC TeX's maintainer has changed
> It is a shame that XEmacs still ships with the appallingly
> outdated AUC TeX 10.0g: a lot of TeX packages have gained support
> in the mean time, and a lot of bugs have been fixed.
You're right, the latest real update to the auctex XEmacs package
happened in 04/2001, when it was upgraded to 10.0g.
> Additionally, it would be nice if preview-latex was also offered
> as part of the normal package repositories.
Would you be interested in maintaining these packages for us?
No. I don't use XEmacs. I am an Emacs user myself. It is certainly
more than enough trouble for me trying to try to keep the stuff I
maintain basically running with XEmacs. I certainly won't volunteer
for more. As it is, XEmacs is already causing me more work than I'd
I'd so this, if at all, on a strictly tit for tat basis: somebody
implement a well-working package system for both Emacs and XEmacs,
and packages will appear.
Another question, do preview-latex and the new auctex work with
XEmacs 21.1[.14]? They should; unless something devastating
happens, we'll support running and building packages on 21.1 until
about June'ish 2003.
AUCTeX yes, but IIRC both the display engine of 21.1.14 as well as
the process system were pretty much broken. 21.4.9 (21.4.8 on
Windows) is the first XEmacs known to display reasonably for
preview-latex. We don't use any undefined commands in 21.1.14: it is
just that what is there sucks.
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum