[OS X TeX] [ANN] Carbon mac-emacs LaTeX-enhanced 2.0 for Jaguar

Enrico Franconi franconi at cs.man.ac.uk
Tue Nov 5 14:43:04 EST 2002

I've just uploaded the new release 2.0 of the LeTeX enhanced carbon
emacs, for MacOS X 10.2 (Jaguar).  

This emacs is based on the standard emacs-21.3.50 CVS distribution (as
of 5 November 2002), enhanced with fully customisable LaTeX editing
environment based on AucTeX, RefTeX and other packages.  There is no
need to have X11 installed; MacOS X 10.2 (Jaguar) is required.  From
emacs, you can launch directly any latex process or any mac
application (like MacDvi, MacGhostView, Acrobat Reader, TexShop,
OzTeX, etc) on files or regions you are working on.  LaTeX menus are
fully customisable.  You can see it as a complete front-end to tetex.

MAIN CHANGES since 1.4
- Latest versions of emacs and latex packages
- 3 buttons mice with scroll wheel do work
- Added conversion to html with tex4ht
- Emacs application now completely independent
- Hopefully more robust to find tetex and gs binaries
- Works in Jaguar

If you downloaded any previous version you are invited to download
this new version.  

Get it from   http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~franconi/mac-emacs/

- This version of emacs requires MacOS X 10.2 (Jaguar).
- No X11 is required.
- This LaTeX enhanced emacs requires a working installation of teTeX
  and ghostview; t4ht is required to convert latex files to hmtl.  In
  order to install teTeX and ghostview check the web page at
  http://www.rna.nl/tex.html; t4ht can be installed via fink
- The Emacs application can not be moved from the /Applications
- The Emacs application accepts files drag-and-dropped onto its icon
  or within a window buffer; three buttons mice with the scroll wheel
  do work.
- As usual, emacs loads automatically the file ~/.emacs if it exists.
  An example .emacs file (mirroring the default values for the LaTeX
  enhancements) can be found in the doc/ folder as dot-emacs.el. You
  can fully customise the Command menu and the launched applications.
- If the provided dot-emacs.el is copied in your personal ~/.emacs
  file, automagically the emacs bundled with MacOS X (in /usr/bin) and
  the fink installed emacs (in /sw/bin) will become LaTeX enhanced as
- By latexing with the srcltx option checked from the Prefs menu, and
  previewing with MacDviX (or other srcltx aware previewers), the
  previewer can automatically invoke back emacs at the clicked
  position (click-and-go).
- To launch carbon emacs from a shell, just copy the executable file
  to any directory where binaries are recognised by the shell.
- To have full multi-lingual latex-aware spelling checking
  capabilities, just install "ispell" from fink. By now, fink provides
  automatic installation of American, British, French, Italian and
  German dictionaries; other languages should be installed by hand.

- ADVANCED USERS: the directory
  contains all the files necessary to recreate a LaTeX enhanced emacs;
  it has been successfully tested with any emacs 21 on both Darwin
  (with X11 or Carbon) and Linux (with X11) boxes.  In the file
  INSTALL you can find also instruction to create a dumped image with
  most of the packages preloaded.


Enrico Franconi                     - franconi at inf.unibz.it
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano    - http://www.inf.unibz.it/~franconi/
Faculty of Computer Science         - Phone: (+39) 0471-315-642
I-39100 Bozen-Bolzano BZ, Italy     - Fax:   (+39) 0471-315-649

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