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Texinfo 6.4 released

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Texinfo 6.4 released
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:15:48 +0100

We have released version 6.4 of Texinfo, the GNU documentation format.

This package contains tools to produce documentation in various
formats, including HTML and PDF, from source files in the Texinfo
format.  Texinfo is a text-based format with commands for marking text,
document structuring and indexing.

The release is available at the following locations:

If automatic redirection fails, the list of mirrors is at:

Failing that, you can use the main FTP server:

Or via rsync://; some mirrors also support rsync.

The .xz file is smaller, but .gz is provided as well.

Please email any comments to address@hidden
The Texinfo web page:

Here is a list of some of the changes since the last release:

* texi2any:
  . for HTML output, place section names before the manual in page
    titles, instead of after them, so it is easier to distinguish pages
    if titles are truncated
  . starting points for ordered lists beginning with 0 or a letter of
    the alphabet are output as attributes on the <ol> tag, as was
    case for Texinfo 4.13 and earlier
  . a bit faster
  . some discrepancies in paragraph formatting between Perl extension
    modules and interpreted Perl modules have been fixed
  . `MACRO_BODY_IGNORES_LEADING_SPACE' customization variable removed,
    and `indent_menu_descriptions' is no longer a possible value for
    `TREE_TRANSFORMATIONS' (as these features did not work as

* info:
  . the `up-line' and `down-line' commands now are like the other
    scrolling commands and are no longer confined to a single node
    (depending on the value of `scroll-behaviour')
  . supplying the --all option with --index-search displays a list
    of matching index entries
  . the style variables like `link-style' can now be set while info
    is running
  . display bug fixed where color could be turned off prematurely
  . several other bugs fixed
  . better portability in test suite
  . do not fall back to showing the dir node if a manual isn't found
  . Do not attempt any kind of conversion of CR LF line endings,
    except on MS-DOS/Windows, when it is done unconditionally.  (This
    replaces a more complicated approach, where this conversion would
    take place if there was a problem finding a node in a file.)  The
    main effect of this change is that Info files with CR LF line
    endings, which would have been produced on MS-DOS/Windows with old
    versions of makeinfo, are only supported on such operating systems.
  . a few of the key bindings under --vi-keys have been changed for
    consistency or to match the documentation

* texinfo.tex
  . a DVI file with a single empty page can be output again, which
    restores the behavior from Texinfo 6.0 and earlier

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