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Website issues

Posted on July 4, 2015 by UK-TUG Feed

The UK-TUG website has been restored after a couple of unrelated issues, both of which occurred at around the same time. There are a few oddities we are still fixing, but in general the site should be functional. Please report any problems to the webmaster.

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Debian/TeX Live 2015.20150703-1

Posted on July 3, 2015 by There and back again Feed

The first upload of new packages after TeX Live 2015 hit unstable. Against my expectations, the bugs didn't come in in the thousands, more or less there were only some fixes necessary in the binary package, which lead to a few updates over the last week. This upload fixes an RC bug (missing replaces), and [...]

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Hello world!

Posted on July 3, 2015 by UK-TUG Feed

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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An amusing lintian error — Lenna

Posted on July 2, 2015 by There and back again Feed

Well, there we are, trying to build another round of TeX Live packages for Debian, just to realize that the lintian error that should have been downgraded to warning (or removed) is still around, due to doubts about the license. Ok. Well, anyway, but what I found is even more funny: E: texlive-extra source: license-problem-non-free-img-lenna [...]

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New feature for the Stacks project: detailed tag edits

Posted on July 1, 2015 by On music, computing and math Feed

Because of the heat wave currently keeping Belgium in its grip (preventing me from doing research…) I decided to finally make the last fixes for a new feature for the Stacks project that has been in the make now for a while: detailed tag edits. Git has a feature called git blame, that tells you […]

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TeX Live 2015 hits Debian/unstable

Posted on June 26, 2015 by There and back again Feed

Here we go, I just uploaded 15 packages to the Debian archive that brings TeX Live in Debian up to the 2015 release (and a bit newer)! Uploaded packages are asymptote, biber, context, context-modules, jadetex, musixtex, pmx, tex-common, texinfo, texinfo-doc-nonfree, texlive-base, texlive-bin, texlive-extra, texlive-lang, xmltex. The packages are basically what has been in experimental for [...]

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TeX Live Manager News June 2015

Posted on June 25, 2015 by There and back again Feed

TeX Live 2015 has been released, and normal operation with daily updates has started. During the freeze time and afterwards I have made a few changes to the TeX Live Manager (tlmgr) that I want to highlight here. The main changes are better error and return code handling (which should be hardly visible for the [...]

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A multilingual, customisable CD/floppy disk jewel case calendar with LaTeX

Posted on June 23, 2015 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

This post is also published on the Overleaf blog.LaTeX's versatility makes it a rather handy (and free!) tool for creating various goodies, including monthly calendars. So here's my stab at creating a LaTeX class and template for creating customisable, multilingual monthly calendars, that fit in CD or 3.5" disk jewel cases. Pictures and events can be added, and you can choose any month range for your calendar — it's not necessary that they begin on January and end on December.You can make them for personal use, gifts or memorabilia for special events e.g. anniversaries. They may also be used for publicity or merchandise if you happen to be running a club or society.For example, you could make a calendar showcasing birds frequenting your neighbourhood for your local birdwatching club. Work-wise, you might want to make a calendar for your journal paper reading group, highlighting important dates for assignments and conference submissions in your field in the coming semester.Getting the TemplatesYou can clone the git repository on Bitbucket, or download a .zip file. Alternatively, you can also open and edit a CD-sized or floppy disk-sized calendar template on Overleaf. The Monthly CalendarsThe cdcalendar class will set up the calendar size to ...

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TeX Live in den Heise News

Posted on June 18, 2015 by TeXwelt Feed

Heute hat es die Veröffentlichung von TeX Live 2015 in die Heise-Verlag-News geschafft! So ungewöhnlich sich das Lesen dort anfühlt, zwischen Nachrichten zu Computerspielen, VR-Brillen, Apple, Hacks und NSA, so merkt man doch, dass es nicht Mainstream ist. Umso besser, … Weiterlesen →

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ptex2pdf release 0.8

Posted on June 16, 2015 by There and back again Feed

I have uploaded ptex2pdf to CTAN. Changes are mainly about how files are searched and extensions are treated. ptex2pdf now follows the TeX standard, that is: first check if the passed in filename can be found with libkpathsea if not, try the filename with .tex appended if that also does not fail, try the filename [...]

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TeX Live 2015 and MacTeX 2015 released

Posted on June 13, 2015 by LaTeX Community News Feed

TeX Live 2015 has been released. TeX Live is a comprehensive TeX and LaTeX system running on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other Unix operating systems. For Mac OS X, a special version MacTeX 2015 is available. fixltx2e changes are now enabled by default, there is a new float storage allocation mechanism, pdfTeX now supports EXIF metadata in JPEG files.

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TeX Live 2015 und MacTeX 2015 erschienen

Posted on June 13, 2015 by TeXwelt Feed

TeX Live 2015 ist veröffentlicht worden. TeX Live ist ein umfangreiches Software-Paket für TeX and LaTeX und läuft auf Windows, Mac OS X, Linux sowie anderen Unix-Systemen. Es gibt eine spezielle Variante namens MacTeX mit besonderen Anpassungen und Erweiterungen für … Weiterlesen →

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2015-06-13 The LaTeX book is out

Posted on June 13, 2015 by Content AND Presentation Feed

Some time ago I alluded to the fact that I’m coauthoring a book on LaTeX. Well, I’m proud to say that the book by Bartłomiej Przybylski and me is now out.

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TeX Live 2015 released

Posted on June 12, 2015 by TeX Users Group Feed

TeX Live 2015 has been released, along with the entire TeX Collection 2015. The DVD is in production and will be mailed to TUG, and most other TeX user group, members when manufacturing is complete (most likely within a few weeks). The software can also be downloaded in various ways, and the DVD ordered from TUG store. Please consider joining or renewing your membership in TUG or another TeX user group, and thanks if you already have. Thanks to all the contributors.

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TeX Live 2015 released

Posted on June 12, 2015 by There and back again Feed

After long time of waiting we finally released TeX Live 2015. Get some champagne, and ready to party! Get it via downloading the net-installer, by obtaining a DVD, or downloading the iso. Besides the huge list up updates to packages and loads of bug fixes to all the programs, here are some notable news: new [...]

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