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It is a shame that XEmacs still ships with the appallingly outdated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? That
would be great; the obsoleteness of the auctex package is mostly due to
missing XEmacs maintainer for it. I'm sure that wouldn't happen if the
upstream maintainers/authors (== you in this case) would take care of
them in XEmacs packages CVS as well... what do you say?
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.
It is already organized as an
XEmacs package except for additional TeX styles. Those could
probably be put into their own subdirectory, and that could be added
(setenv "TEXINPUTS" (concat "~/package-directory/preview-tex-files:"
into TeX's usual search path in case the user does not want to add
those files generally into his local TeX styles.
Assuming the styles would be installed as DATA_FILES in the XEmacs
package, I think (locate-data-directory "preview-latex") would do what
you want; return something like
scop at xemacs.org