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GNU Source-highlight 2.6

From: Lorenzo Bettini
Subject: GNU Source-highlight 2.6
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 20:28:39 +0100
User-agent: Icedove (X11/20061220)

GNU Source-highlight 2.6 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      (new)
    * Diff
    * Flex
    * Fortran
    * Html
    * Java
    * Javascript
    * Latex
    * Logtalk
    * Log files
    * Lua
    * Makefile      (new)
    * M4      (new)
    * ML
    * Pascal
    * Perl
    * PHP
    * Postscript
    * Prolog
    * Python
    * Ruby
    * Shell
    * 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 2.6

   * language definition for makefiles
   * language definition for css files
   * language definition for m4 files
   * fixed some problems in xml.lang
   * fixed some problems in sh.lang
   * the ctags found during configure is correctly used in makefiles
   * --quiet option showing no progress information
     (thanks to C. Michael Pilato)
   * handle direct color specifications in double quotes in style files
   * in style files can specify formatting options for more than one
     element on the same line
   * accept css specifications as style specifications (limited support)
   * handle background color for some output formats (e.g., xhtml)
   * in style files the background color (for the entire output)
     can be specified
   * fixed a problem in configure script on some BSD systems
     (thanks to Thomas Klausner)

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, DSI, Univ. di Firenze
ICQ# lbetto, 16080134     (GNU/Linux User # 158233)

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