On Mon, 03 Nov 2008 10:41:25 +0100, Stefano C.
Does anyone know whether there’s a rake task to build latex files,
including taking care of whether latex should be run one or more times?
I searched google, this mailing list, rubyforge and RAA, but found
As far as I know there is no such rake task. Almost all people using
use an environment that takes care of this (AucTeX for example), launch
the programs manually or use Makefiles for it
If nobody has already written one, I can do it myself, but I wanted to
be sure before attempting it.
Let me suggest that you do not write such a task from scratch but
with a proven Makefile. While the implementation of the tasks is simple,
the dependencies that need to be taken into account are not. Two
you may wish to look at:
And please consider taking a look at AucTeX. In my humble opinion it is
the best available environment to write LaTeX and it is available for
every operating system that has GNU Emacs or XEmacs and a LaTeX
implementation (i.e. on virtually every operating system currently in
Even though I use vim most of the time I prefer writing LaTeX with Emacs
Josef ‘Jupp’ Schugt