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GNU Source-highlight 3.0 (with Library)

From: Lorenzo Bettini
Subject: GNU Source-highlight 3.0 (with Library)
Date: Sun, 10 May 2009 15:50:25 +0200
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GNU Source-highlight 3.0 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.

Since version 3.0, source-higlight also provides a *C++ highlight library* that you can use in your programs!

You can also find details about new features of source-highlight on my
blog, in this area:

At the moment this package can handle

    * Ada
    * Autoconf files
    * C/C++
    * C#
    * Configuration files (generic)     (new)
    * Bib
    * Bison
    * Caml
    * Changelog
    * Css
    * Diff
    * Flex
    * Fortran
    * GLSL
    * Haxe
    * Html
    * ini files
    * Java
    * Javascript
    * KDE desktop files
    * Latex
    * Ldap files
    * Logtalk
    * Log files
    * lsm files (Linux Software Map)
    * Lua
    * Makefile
    * M4
    * ML
    * Pascal
    * Perl
    * pkg-config files     (new)
    * PHP
    * Postscript
    * Prolog
    * Properties files
    * Python
    * RPM Spec files
    * Ruby
    * Scala
    * Shell
    * S-Lang
    * Sql
    * Tcl
    * XML
    * XOrg conf files

as source languages, and

     ANSI color escape sequences

as output format.

Language definition files and output language definition files, which
are part of source-highlight distribution, can also be downloaded
independently from, respectively:


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 3.0

   * provides a library for highlighting that can be used
     by other programs.
   *  --regex-range (highlight only specified lines of an input file,
     according to specific regular expressions describing the delimiting
   * deal with HTML5 features (thanks to Simon Pieters)
   * use --docdir for documentation directory
   * --binary-output command line option to write output files in binary
   * Added the program source-highlight-settings to write a configuration
file for source-highlight (and its library) in the user home directory.
   * languange definition for generic configuration files
   * languange definition for pkg-config files
   * the input language is now discovered also using the whole file
     name (besides the file extension if any)
   * in .lang files one can specify the exit level

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, DI, Univ. Torino
ICQ# lbetto, 16080134     (GNU/Linux User # 158233)

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