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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: asciidoc-8.2.7-1
- From: Eric Blake <ebb9 at byu dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2008 07:14:50 -0600
- Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: asciidoc-8.2.7-1
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A new version of the asciidoc package, asciidoc 8.2.7-1, is now available
for download, replacing 8.2.6-1 as current.
This is a new upstream release, with upstream changes listed below. See
also the package documentation in /usr/share/doc/asciidoc-8.2.7/.
AsciiDoc is a text document format for writing short documents, articles,
books and UNIX man pages. AsciiDoc files can be translated to HTML and
DocBook markups using the asciidoc(1) command. AsciiDoc is highly
configurable: both the AsciiDoc source file syntax and the backend output
markups (which can be almost any type of SGML/XML markup) can be
customized and extended by the user.
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the
http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your system.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'asciidoc' from
the 'Devel' category.
Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need to
find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to you:
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.
volunteer cygwin asciidoc maintainer
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1. Version 8.2.7 (2008-07-04)
See the AsciiDoc Mercurial repository for a full list of changes.
Additions and changes
* Added dvi, ps and tex output format options to a2x(1).
* Added --dblatex option to a2x(1) so dblatex(1) can be used to
* Added custom dblatex(1) configuration files (in distribution
./dblatex directory) which are used by a2x(1).
* dblatex(1) is now used to generate the distributed PDF version of
the AsciiDoc User Guide.
* If you don't need a customized the link caption you can enter the
http, https, ftp, file URLs and email addresses without any special
macro syntax -- you get the links by just cutting and pasting URLs
and emails addresses. This also makes it easier to open links
directly form AsciiDoc source ( most editors allow you to open URLs
directly). The Vim syntax highlighter has been updated to reflect
* Highlighted source code paragraphs have been implemented -- it's a
much more convenient way to enter short code examples (see the
* The source highlighter and music filter syntax has changed -- they
now used the ListingBlock syntax customized with source and music
style attribute values. This follows the Paragraph styling
convention introduced by the source paragraph (previous item) and
is easier to read. The old syntax still works but has been
* QuoteBlocks now have a verse style -- you no longer have to nest a
verse LiteralBlock inside a QuoteBlock for verses. The verse style
on the LiteralBlock has been deprecated (still works though) and
the style attribute is positional attribute 1, pushing attribution
and citetitle attributes to the right (you'll need to insert a
quote attribute into your existing QuoteBlocks).
* It is no up to the DocBook processor to highlight source code
syntax in <programlisting> elements rather than GNU Highlighter --
this is the correct way to handle it, plus dblatex(1) makes a much
* scaledwidth and align attributes have been added to the image
macro. They apply to DocBook outputs (specifically for PDF
documents). scaledwidth sets the image size as a percent of the
available page width; align applies left, center or right
horizontal image justification.
* Added a2x(1) --fop-opts=FOP_OPTS option (patch submitted by Miklos
* Added a2x(1) --dblatex-opts=DBLATEX_OPTS option.
* Added Mikhail Yakshin's FOP 0.95 patch which fixes a long-standing
fo.xsl problem and allows PDF's to be generated with FOP 0.95
(previously had to use FOP 0.20.5).
* The User Guide has been updated and outdated FOP configuration and
installation sections removed.
* Fixed stylesheets/xhtml11-manpage.css not being included when
linkcss attribute was used.
* Configuration file *-style attributes are now dumped correctly.
* Fixed FAILED: malformed section entry LaTeX backend error.
See the also the AsciiDoc repository changelog.
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