Re: Bug#336400: emacs-goodies-el: please add xdvi-search.el
I am CC'ing this to interested parties, including
email@example.com for discussion.
Rogério Brito <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Package: emacs-goodies-el
> Version: 25.1-1
> Severity: wishlist
> As you probably know, Emacs is used quite a lot by people that use LaTeX
> and in the usual workflow of generating a LaTeX document, one usually
> goes through the compilation of the source and then sees the output
> using a variety of modes, the most common of which is seeing a DVI
> output file.
> Since LaTeX supports source specials and the xdvi in current Debian
> versions support forward and backward searching, it would be a very good
> addition if the file xdvi-search.el could be added to the package
> The xdvi-search.el file can be obtained from:
Thanks. This would be useful to me also as I also use LaTeX.
I just tried this at work on sarge and xdvi wasn't compiled with this
support, so it didn't work. I'll try it at home on unstable.
I wonder if users would be better served if this were included either in
auctex or in some part of tetex (perhaps tetex-extra). So my questions
for everybody are:
- Which package do you think xdvi-search.el should be added to?
- If you maintain tetex or auctex, do you think it should o in your
package? Are you willing to add it?
Note: the author needs to run `M-x checkdoc' on it. I'll file a bug
report at Sourceforge.