-Release notes for AUCTeX 11.5
+Release notes for AUCTeX 11.5
AUCTeX provides by far the most wide-spread and sophisticated
New features and fixed bugs in this release
-Another bug in connection with XEmacs and PDF modes has been
-uncovered. GTK versions of GNU Emacs will now use Unicode characters
-in the LaTeX math menu. No other platforms are affected. The
-installation process tries to detect a few more things automatically.
+AUCTeX 11.54 is mainly a bug-fix release which takes care of problems
+introduced by new features in the 11.5x series, like the overlays-at
+bug in XEmacs and some performance issues with font locking and
+filling, but also other, long-standing issues, like broken
+fontification of verbatim environments.
-IMPORTANT: Many of the new features rely on special properties in the
-variable `TeX-command-list' and will not work if you customized this
-variable for a former release of AUCTeX. If this is the case for you,
-please re-initialize the variable by erasing the customization,
-thereby setting the variable to the new default, and re-adding your
-changes afterwards. Many such changes can be avoided by using other
+Besides bug-fixes some new features crept in. Font locking can now be
+customized to a great extent and support for the LaTeX packages url,
+listings, jurabib and csquotes was added. The parser now understands
+additional commands common in LaTeX packages and classes, like
+Two new sections were added to the manual. The section "Quick Start"
+gives a short introduction for beginners and serves as a starting
+point for diving into the more sophisticated chapters of the manual
+once one is acquainted with the basic workings of AUCTeX. The section
+"Font Locking" describes syntax highlighting in AUCTeX and its
+IMPORTANT: Many of the new features in the 11.5x series rely on
+special properties in the variable `TeX-command-list' and will not
+work if you customized this variable for a pre-11.5x release of
+AUCTeX. If this is the case for you, please re-initialize the
+variable by erasing the customization, thereby setting the variable to
+the new default, and re-adding your changes afterwards.
-AUCTeX can be downloaded from <URL:ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/auctex>.
+AUCTeX can be downloaded from <URL:ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/auctex>.
There are tarballs, and RPMs for Fedora and SuSE (for Emacs). A
separate directory contains some stuff from the tarball, such as
ChangeLog, printable manuals, a reference sheet. The download area is
under the GNU General Public License version 2.
You'll find more information at the web site of AUCTeX
-<URL:http://www.gnu.org/software/auctex>, including its mailing list
+<URL:http://www.gnu.org/software/auctex>, including its mailing list
AUCTeX is proceeding as a GNU project with the long-term intent of
merging it into Emacs (and merging with preview-latex
-<URL:http://preview-latex.sourceforge.net> probably next year). For
+<URL:http://preview-latex.sourceforge.net> probably next year). 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 <URL:mailto:email@example.com>.
-While Paypal contributions are appreciated, volunteering for tasks
-remains the most effective way of helping AUCTeX development.
+Current project manager is David Kastrup <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. While
+Paypal contributions are appreciated, volunteering for tasks remains
+the most effective way of helping AUCTeX development.
The following people contributed to this release series (in
alphabetical order): Ralf Angeli, Masayuki Ataka, Thomas Baumann,
-Berend de Boer, Peter S. Galbraith, Patrick Gundlach, Yvon Hevel,
-David Kastrup, Frank K�ster, Jan-�ke Larsson, Dan Nicolaescu, Piet van
-Oostrum, Davide G. M. Salvetti, Mike Sperber, Reiner Steib, Christian
-Schlauer, Shiro Takeda (Please accept our apologies if we forgot
+Berend de Boer, Miguel Frasson, Peter S. Galbraith, Patrick Gundlach,
+Yvon Hevel, David Kastrup, Frank K�ster, Jan-�ke Larsson, Dan
+Nicolaescu, Piet van Oostrum, Davide G. M. Salvetti, Mike Sperber,
+Reiner Steib, Christian Schlauer, Shiro Takeda (Please accept our
+apologies if we forgot somebody.)