I stumbled upon AutoLaTeX today and it seems to be very similar to LaTeXMk indeed. Can you summarise the main differences, which might help me choose between the two tools?
The easiest answer is to follow the table in the autolatex site. According with that table, Autolatex:
- Is more recent (2014 vs 2012, and in active development, as it can be seen in its git repository)
- Is implemented in python (vs Perl). This is a + for me :-)
- Supports more tex engines (as xelatex, lualatex)
- Can automatically convert some file types to include them in latex documents (images, and some programming languages, to be included as listings, I guess)
- Can export to Elsevier,
whatever this meansi.e: conform to the document and folder structure in which Elsevier expects the submissions for automatic compilation.
- Has support for some editors, in form of "plugin".
Since I don't really have any experience with this tool (which I just discovered too), I can't go any deeper in the comparison, so I don't deserve nor want the bounty, but I didn't want to leave the question without answer either.