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GNU Texinfo 4.9 available

From: Karl Berry
Subject: GNU Texinfo 4.9 available
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 16:59:44 -0500

I have released version 4.9 of Texinfo, the GNU documentation format.
The principal change is to update to GPLv3 (see
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html).  There are also new versions of
texinfo.tex and texi2dvi (but nothing else, yet).  Details below.

You can get it by anonymous ftp from
and its mirrors worldwide (see http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html).

The Texinfo home page is http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/.

Thanks to everyone who helped with the release, as always.  Credits are
in the ChangeLog.

Please email bugs or suggestions to address@hidden,
general discussion to address@hidden


texinfo 4.9 (29 June 2007)

* GPLv3.

* texi2dvi:
  . new mode --build=tidy which supports compilation in a separate
    directory, where intermediate files are preserved.
  . new option --build-dir, to specify where the tidy build will take
    place, either locally or globally.  This allows avoiding the clutter
    while preserving auxiliary files.
  . new support for AUC-TeX: texi2dvi (weakly) supports arguments a la
    TeX such as `\nonstopmode\input{file.tex}'.
  . new options --ps and --dvipdf, useful especially for pstricks documents.
  . new option --src-specials, passed to TeX.

* texinfo.tex:
  . Latin1, Latin2, Latin9, and UTF-8 are supported as well as Computer
    Modern can manage.
  . png and jpg images supported in pdf output.
  . new Russian, Serbian, and Ukrainian translations for texinfo.tex:
    txi-ru.tex, txi-sr.tex, txi-uk.tex.
  . section names with \ characters work properly in pdf outlines.
  . have .toc files use @ as the escape character, instead of \.

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