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Peter Danenberg 21:38, 17 February 2006 (CST):

WikiTeX-1.1 BETA 2 is deployed, fixing a bug in the sudoer template; HTML links are restored in <graph>.  WikiTeX's effective prerequisites: PHP 5.1+, MediaWiki 1.6alpha1+.  TODOs:
  • Layout choices "dot", "neato", "fdp", "twopi" and "circo" for <graph> (#1).
  • Unicode renderer for <ipa> and <greek> (#2).

Peter Danenberg 15:11, 11 February 2006 (CST):

We finally upgraded to WikiTeX 1.1 (beta); some highlights:
  • Blacklists are gone (#10).
  • You can source uploads with the src="file" parameter (#8).
  • The data="file" parameter makes uploads available to the script (#9).
  • LilyPond upgraded to 2.6.5 (remove \notes) (#11).
Please report anything funny; TODOs:
  • Switch to feynmf for Feynman diagrams (#4).
  • Bring in Tannert's circ package (#5).
  • Reinstitute HTML in <graph> (#12).
  • Implement a raw <latex> tag (#2).

Peter Danenberg 03:16, 23 Aug 2005 (CDT):

Bugzilla is finally up, where you can report bugs or request features.

Peter Danenberg 19:54, 20 Jul 2005 (CDT):

Salvatore Ingala has successfully ported WikiTeX to Windows; we'll clean up the code a bit, and incorporate his changes in 1.0.6.  Additionally, Carlo Vanini has ported WikiTeX to TikiWiki; good job!

Peter Danenberg 04:20, 10 Mar 2005 (CST):

(WikiTeX 1.0.3) <chess> now supports Torben Hoffmann's Skak with: SAN and FEN notation; large boards; and move arrows.

Peter Danenberg 00:08, 9 Mar 2005 (CST):

New in WikiTeX 1.0.2: <schem> for schematic capture, and verbose errors.  Horizon: chroot-based security.

Peter Danenberg 21:26, 1 Mar 2005 (CST):

Jonathan Pennington is using WikiTeX to document Pyarie, an œcosystemic modeller in Python.

Peter Danenberg 22:12, 6 Feb 2005 (CST):

Join our new mailing list, WikiTeX-l, and commune with users and developers alike; hackers, access the source repository with a Subversion client.
Bugzilla on the way.

Peter Danenberg 17:39, 30 Jan 2005 (CST):

Graph and plot have arrived, along with multi-page output; output is linked to the source; and dvipng, a faster, cleaner renderer, has replaced dvi2bitmap.
Horizon: circuit diagrams, et alia.

Danenberg 04:41, 14 Dec 2004 (CST):

WikiTeX turns one year old; read the original announcement to Wikitech-l.

Danenberg 09:11, 7 Dec 2004 (CST):

We've refactored WikiTeX in C, and in testing have seen a performance gain; it builds so far on Solaris and Linux, and we hope to have a prototype out by solstitium hibernum.1
Result: clean, plenary rendering; PNG support; multi-page output. Ideally, WikiTeX will make it into the Zend engine as a native PHP module.

Danenberg 23:23, 26 Oct 2004 (CDT):

According to our grant's terms from the Univeristy of Southern California, WikiTeX' C prototype must be done by next week Thursday.  Rewriting WikiTeX as a PHP extension will make it a great deal more flexible and efficient.
On the horizon: multi-page output; a parallel editing framework where article and TeX objects are segregated, to prevent the latter from cluttering up the former.

Danenberg 06:51, 1 Oct 2004 (CDT):

Brion Vibber is aiming to release MediaWiki 1.4 in November; you can help by asking wikitech-l to include WikiTeX!

Danenberg 09:00, 4 Oct 2004 (CDT)

Added the Batik and SVG classes, which tend to weigh down the article; may well, according to JeLuF’s suggestion, store the SVG in an external file.
Also, the renderer has been converted back to transparent PNG's (as it should be); I may need to post an alternate IE hack (opaque PNG's or transparent GIF's); see MicroBlog.

Danenberg 06:35, 1 Oct 2004 (CDT)

Word is that MediaWiki 1.4 will be out in November: ask for WikiTeX! Send a message to wikitech-l@wikimedia.org.

Danenberg 08:26, 29 Sep 2004 (CDT)

We've got support from USC’s Dr. Ghyam-Khah to refactor WikiTeX in C as a PHP extension: beautiful; I'd like to have SVG, however, before embarking thereupon.

Danenberg 17:50, 6 Sep 2004 (CDT)

1.3.2.1 is out, and we've finally gone pseudo-XML! XML compatibility was one of the last hurdles towards integration with MediaWiki.

Danenberg 09:24, 5 Sep 2004 (CDT)

Work is underway to integrate WikiTeX with MediaWiki's phase-three parser; whose eventual resultant: tags of the form <chess></chess>, <music></music>, etc.
The capital innovation must be passing tag parameters along with the apposite data so as to determine, ex. gr., the music's tempo or the size of an SVG.

Danenberg 05:22, 5 Sep 2004 (CDT)

A download facility was sorely overdue and has duly been added; and while CVS will continue to be available at SourceForge, pre-bundled WikiTeX will be available here.

Danenberg 17:14, 8 Aug 2004 (CDT):

Pending integration with MediaWiki, we'll be setting up CVS at Wikisophia with a) prebundled WikiTeX; and, perhaps, b) patches for existing installations.


Notes

Note 1: Winter solstice, or the twenty-second of December.