[kramdown-users] [ANN] kramdown 0.7.0 released

Shawn Van Ittersum svicalifornia at gmail.com
Wed May 19 07:23:36 EDT 2010

Hi Thomas,

Thanks for your work on this release!  Sorry I did not respond sooner; some other things came up, and I was not able to test the new kramdown until just now.  It seems to be working great!

With these most recent changes, how do the speed benchmarks compare to Maruku?


On Fri, 7 May 2010 12:40:20 +0200, Thomas Leitner wrote:
> ## About kramdown
> kramdown (sic, not Kramdown or KramDown, just kramdown) is a *free*
> GPL-licensed [Ruby](http://www.ruby-lang.org) library for parsing a
> superset of Markdown. It is completely written in Ruby, supports
> standard Markdown (with some minor modifications) and various
> extensions that have been made popular by the [PHP Markdown Extra]
> package and [Maruku].
> Homepage for installation instructions and documentation:
>     http://kramdown.rubyforge.org
> ## kramdown 0.7.0 released
> This release adds syntax support for abbreviations. This means that
> kramdown is now syntax-wise on par with Maruku and PHP Markdown Extra!
> Another big change is the extension support: After some discussion on
> the mailing list (many thanks to Eric Sunshine and Shawn Van Ittersum),
> the syntax for the extensions has been changed and support for custom
> extensions will be dropped in a future release.
> Additionally, the option `auto_ids` has been moved from being
> interpreted by the parser to being interpreted by the converters. This
> means that it is not possible anymore to turn automatic header ID
> generation on or off for parts of a text.
> The HTML and LaTeX converters also gained the ability to generate a
> table of contents. Just add the reference name "toc" to an ordered or
> unordered list and it will be replaced by the ToC (this is
> "coincidentally" the same syntax that Maruku uses...).
> ## Changes
> * Major changes:
>   - Added support for PHP Markdown Extra like abbreviations
>   - Added support for span extensions
>   - New syntax for block/span extensions
>   - Added support for generating a table of contents in the HTML and
>     LaTeX converters
> * Minor changes:
>   - The option `auto_ids` has been moved from the parser to the
>     converters.
>   - Invalid span IALs are now removed from the output
>   - IALs can now be applied to individual list items by placing the IAL
>     directly after the list item marker
>   - Added an option for prefixing automatically generated IDs with a
>     string
>   - Block IALs can now also be put before a block element
> * Bug fixes:
>   - Fixed a problem with parsing smart quotes at the beginning of a
>     line (reported by Michael Franzl)
> * Deprecation notes:
>   - Removed deprecated CLI option `-f`
>   - The old extension syntax and support for custom extensions will be
>     removed in the next release.
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