Christian Feuersänger released version 1.11 of PGFPlots. It's already one week ago, but regarding this special package that news is important for me, so I share it also here. Furthermore, there are news about the future development.
LyX got a small maintenance update, the current version is now 2.1.1. It's important to update, if you already use v2.1.0, since there's a serious bug which was handled now: with 2.1.0 data loss could occur when LyX would crash during saving, leaving the document fiel corrupted. Though the exact cause is not clear yet, the developers implemented a workaround: now LyX renames the original file bevor saving, keeping it as a temporary backup. This file could be used for restoring, just in a case of such a crash.
Martin Scharrer has released version 0.3b of his tikz-timing package. The package provides macros and an environment to generate timing diagrams (digital waveforms). The TikZ (pgf) package is used to produce the graphics.
Paul Thompson has released version 9.4 of his newlfm class. The new version fixes several bugs and introduces some new features. The newlfm document class integrates the letter class with fancyhdr and geometry to automatically make letterhead stationery.
John Collins has released version 4.05 of his latexmk script. The new version fixes several bugs. Latexmk completely automates the process of generating a LaTeX document. Given the source files for a document, latexmk issues the appropriate sequence of commands to generate a DVI, PS, PDF or hardcopy version of the document.
Already in February, TeXdoc.net got a face lift. Today, it shines even brighter: when you start searching for a topic or a package, you get suggestions matching the characters as you type them. So, typing one, two or three letters could already show the documentation you are looking for. One click, and it shows the list of related documents. Try it!
TeXdoc is a project of Paulo Cereda and me. While I maintain the web server and the TeX installation, he contributes layout and programming for the interface.
TeXdoc runs on the dwoo PHP5 template engine. It provides an interface to the current TeX documentation. Today, it bases on TeX Live 2014 and its texdoc script. Via the server, you an access current manuals without having the newest installation or using an tablet like an iPad or a smartphone. Now, you even get auto-completion and auto-suggestions which you won't have at the command prompt.
The original motivation for TeXdoc.net was to provide a generic shortcut for web forums. By highlighting a package name, and clicking a button, you can generate a link to the package documentation. Handy while talking. It is integrated for example on LaTeX-Community.org, TeXwelt.de and goLaTeX.de by buttons and markup code but used anywhere people know the generic link syntax.
In addition, its OpenSearch feature works via the quick-search field in browsers such as Firefox.
TeX Live 2013 is now frozen, and before the release of version 2014 there is a pretest time. So while stable installations can remain untouched, interested users can already install the new TeX Live 2014 for testing it.
Version 1.10 of pgfplots has been released. It offers a new solution for fill the area between plots. Until now, people could use stacked plots to achieve such fillings or program it on their own. pgfplots now does it also with a focus on a minimum of required compiling time.
Tino Weinkauf announced today, that the second beta version of TeXnicCenter 2.0 has been released. TeXnicCenter is a free open source LaTeX editor for Windows systems. This new version should be stable and can be used. There's a 32 bit version and a for 64 bit version.
Stéphane Galland has released version 4.6 of his bib2ml tool. The new version adds support for more locale characters, provides a new sorting algorithm which accentuated characters correctly and fixes a run-time exception on Ubuntu operating systems.
Typeset Fiction, Non-Fiction and Mathematical Books
LaTeX Document Classes
Written by Sven
Thursday, 29 January 2009 14:30
Peter R. Wilson has released a new version of his document class memoir. The new version fixes some minor bugs. The memoir document class is for typesetting poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and mathematical works.
PGF / TikZ 3.0 has been published on CTAN. It's been already available on SourceForge for some days, but since the upload on CTAN we can consider the release as official and installable on TeX Live and MiKTeX using the package managers.
A lot of new features has been added to TikZ, still there's a focus on perfect backward compatibility.
TeX Live 2013 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 2013 is available.
As announced today, topic tagging has been implemented for the LaTeX Community forum.
A tag is a keyword which classifies a topic. Using tags, topics are categorized by subject, which makes browsing easier and helps to look-up topics. Carefully selected tags are a great addition to full text search - a human made index is better than machine searching. Besides the broad forum categories (subforums), you could then filter for tags such as TikZ, Koma-Script, BibTeX, editor names, package names, and more.