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GNU Source-highlight 2.7

From: Lorenzo Bettini
Subject: GNU Source-highlight 2.7
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 10:28:54 +0200
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GNU Source-highlight 2.7 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
    * Html
    * Java
    * Javascript
    * Latex
    * Logtalk
    * Log files
    * Lua
    * Makefile
    * M4
    * 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 2.7

   * fixed language association for log files.
   * use standard sed arguments
   * check that the ctags program supports the options used by
     and disable ctags tests if it does not
   * removed some memory leaks from scanners and parsers
   * fixed regular expression highlighting strings in perl
     (thanks to Elias Pipping)
   * regexp language element
   * infer script languages also checking for the env specification
   * improved error reporting for lang definition files
   * ` ` syntax for regular expressions that permits backreferences
     and conditionals
   * explicit naming for subexpressions syntax
   * added a program, check-regexp, for checking regular expressions
     on the command line
   * fix html tag definitions
   * fix ruby regexp definition
   * --doc option and references for docbook output
   * xhtml output with non fixed font

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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