## Thursday, 26 November 2009

### SnuggleTeX 1.2.0-beta1 Released

After some sporadic work over the last 5 months or so, I'm pleased to announce that the first beta release of SnuggleTeX 1.2.0 is now available to mess around with and/or download.

What's in this new release? Well, it pretty much incorporates everything I described in my recent SnuggleTeX Roadmap Upadate posting so I'm not going to repeat these details here as the last few weeks have mainly been concerned with tidying things up and filling in a few gaps.

If you've been using SnuggleTeX 1.1.0 (or even 1.0.0) and want to try out 1.2.0, I've written a short migration guide to help you incorporate the small number of API changes in this new release. I've also updated and improved the documentation though, as always, there's still a lot more work that can be done there...!!

In the mean time, have a play around with the updated semantic enrichment/up-conversion demos that show LaTeX being converted to Content MathML and Maxima notation. If you've tried this before, you'll maybe notice a new "Show Options" button that lets you tweak the up-conversion process a lot more than with SnuggleTeX 1.1.0. For example, you can now declare certain symbols to be functions, so that something like $f(x)$ gets interpreted as 'function f applied to x' instead of 'f multiplied by x'. More about this soon as I think it's quite funky, albeit in a rather geeky way.