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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  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

The Texinfo home page is

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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