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Re: [Bug-AUCTeX] preview-1.287; Installation warns about impossibilities

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: [Bug-AUCTeX] preview-1.287; Installation warns about impossibilities
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:18:59 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

>>> When installing I get a warning message
>>> Please read the PROBLEMS file if you use
>>> a) AUCTeX with a version less than 11.0
>>> b) GNU Emacs with a version less than 21.2
>>>    OR XEmacs with a version less than 21.4.9
>>> c) Ghostscript with a version less than 6.51
>>> In particular the AUCTeX version warning is overly pessimistic
>>> considering that preview-latex is distributed as part of AUCTeX
>>> since version 11.50 or so.
>> So what would you suggest?
> AUCTeX less that 11.0 can't happen, and the other conditions can just
> be listed (negated) as requirements in the manual as they are easy
> enough to meet nowadays.

Yes, the Emacs and Ghostscript requirements are already mentioned in the
AUCTeX manual.

> Where doc/preview-problems.texi talks about problems caused by the
> above conditions, deleting the passage in question might be sanest.


> It may be slightly fishy that the top-level PROBLEMS file talks only
> about preview-latex.  It might be worth mentioning this specificity in
> the @ifset rawfile section, possibly just by calling the top node
> "Know problems with preview-latex".

I've done that now.  In addition, the file is now called


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