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GNU Source-highlight 2.9

From: Lorenzo Bettini
Subject: GNU Source-highlight 2.9
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 22:50:53 +0100
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20071031)

GNU Source-highlight 2.9 has been released.  It is available from and mirrors of that site (see
list of mirror sites at

GNU Source-highlight, given a source file, produces a document with
syntax highlighting.

You can also find details about new features of source-highlight on my
blog, in this area:

At the moment this package can handle

    *  C/C++
    * C#
    * Bib
    * Bison
    * Caml
    * Changelog
    * Css
    * Diff
    * Flex
    * Fortran
    * Haxe     (new)
    * Html
    * ini files     (new)
    * Java
    * Javascript
    * KDE desktop files     (new)
    * Latex
    * Logtalk
    * Log files
    * lsm files (Linux Software Map)     (new)
    * Lua
    * Makefile
    * M4
    * ML
    * Pascal
    * Perl
    * PHP
    * Postscript
    * Prolog
    * Properties files     (new)
    * Python
    * RPM Spec files     (new)
    * Ruby
    * Shell
    * S-Lang
    * Sql
    * Tcl
    * XML

as source languages, and

     ANSI color escape sequences
     DocBook (new)

as output format.

Source-highlight depends on the Boost regex library
( so you need to install this library (boost
libraries are usually shipped with most distributions).

Source-highlight can also generate cross references; in order to do this
it relies on GNU Ctags,

Version 2.9

   * language definition for C (not C++) files
   * language definition for properties files
   * language definition for KDE desktop and ini files
   * language definition for lsm files (Linux Software Map)
   * language definition for rpm spec files
   * language definition for Haxe files (thanks to Jos Hirth)
   * style.defaults for associating a style for an element (whose style is
     not specified) to the style of another element
   * highlight some KDE programming files (e.g., .rc, .kcfg, etc.)
   * correctly highlight for less when filenames contain paths
   * fixed a bug in file inclusion of langdef files
   * fixed compilation problems for (thanks to Adrian Reber)
   * xml elements are correctly recognized when containing .
     (thanks to Toby White)
   * references for xhtml output files

Visit the Source-highlight home page at

Anonymous CVS access is also available.  Please visit
where you can find detailed descriptions of how to access the CVS
(read-only).  Release-candidate versions are available
through CVS.

Bug reports should go to address@hidden

The following mailing lists are available:

    * address@hidden, for generic discussions about the
program and for asking for help about it (open mailing list),
    * address@hidden, for receiving information about
new releases and features (read-only mailing list),

if you want to subscribe to a mailing list just go to the URL and follow
the instructions, or send me an e-mail and I'll subscribe you.


Lorenzo Bettini, PhD in Computer Science, DI, Univ. Torino
ICQ# lbetto, 16080134     (GNU/Linux User # 158233)

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