[OS X TeX] [jschrod at acm.org: [xindy] ANNOUNCE: xindy release 2.2, release candidate 1]

Richard MAHONEY rbm49 at ext.canterbury.ac.nz
Sat May 29 06:10:56 EDT 2004


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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
Companion Release".

There are no changes to xindy kernel or run time environment in this
new release.

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
Roedermark, Germany

	``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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