[OS X TeX] [jschrod at acm.org: [xindy] ANNOUNCE: xindy release 2.2, release candidate 1]
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I have put out the new xindy release 2.2, release candidate 1.
It is currently available only for Linux (uses glibc 2.1, should thus
run on all distributions).
It's main aim is "make it easy for end users".
Just unpack the archive, and off you go with working xindy commands.
The new distribution features new xindy base modules, includes all
modules from the make-rules package to support indexes in all these
languages, and has new commands.
-- A new implementation of the xindy command. Upward compatibility is
there, you can call the new xindy command the old way. The old way
is not documented any more, though.
-- A new command for sorting LaTeX indices: texindy. This command
merges the functionality of various makeindex* replacements that
have been flowing around.
The new interface is described and featured in the LaTeX Companion,
2nd edition. For this reason, this release is also called the "LaTeX
There are no changes to xindy kernel or run time environment in this
This is called a release candidate because (a) I'd like to get
feedback on it, and (b) I will add more contributed material to it.
But it has been sitting long enough on my shelf, and I wanted to push
it out now.
Next Steps, in that order:
-- Update of Web Site to reflect the new release, new documentation,
and new installation.
-- Final 2.2 release, including other Unix releases.
-- New combined source release for kernel and run time environment
-- Windows release
Next week, I will write more about the new release features. For the
next four days, I'm off for a sailing trip, though. It's holidays here
in Germany. :-)
I hope you'll enjoy it.
Joachim Schrod Email: jschrod at acm.org
``How do we persuade new users that spreading fonts across the page
like peanut butter across hot toast is not necessarily the route to
typographic excellence?'' -- Peter Flynn
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