I use biblatex, but I still go through running bibtex on my .bib files, rather than biblatex-biber, which is/will be preferred. How do I arrange for
C-c C-c to run the relevant biber command, rather than bibtex?
First, set AucTeX to use Biber:
M-x customize-variable RET TeX-command-BibTeX RET
Biber in the text field.
Then, add the appropriate command:
M-x customize-variable RET TeX-command-list RET
with the following options:
A more elaborate setup could be made to automatically check the backend and set
I've just updated the dev biber doc with instructions for this (and for TeXworks)
I have patched files for AUCTeX 11.86 which implement much more robust biber/biblatex support, details in the biber doc. New features are - much more biblatex macro font-lock highlighting, auto-detection of biber/bibtex usage, much better auto-prompting for which tool to run next etc. If you use these updated lisp files, no extra setup is needed at all.
UPDATE: AucTeX 11.87 is now released and includes this biber support.