LaTeX Templates is partnering with LaTeX Community
Written by Stefan Kottwitz
Sunday, 05 April 2015 16:12
The LaTeXTemplates.com website teamed up with the LaTeX-Community.org forum. The website provides a lot of carefully designed LaTeX templates for various purposes. Originally, users posted questions regarding the templates on the template site itself, while Vel as the maintainer provided support.
From now on, LaTeX-Community.org will provide support for the templates. So, LaTeX template users can expect to get help by more users. Our forum members gladly provide additional support. Vel joined our forum team as a moderator. He moved existing forums and topics to the LaTeX Community forum.
Sure, our LaTeX experts sometimes look sceptically at the common practice of using templates. But this refers to often outdated and unmaintained templates, for example oder student's templates at universities. However, LaTeXTemplates.com carefully creates, selects and maintains templates. Without doubt, a good template can give a quickstart to new users, while supporting the idea to separate content and design.
So, if you got a question regarding a template, visit the LaTeX Templates subforum on our site. A post at the top provides background information with download links and tag links. The forum is structured in themed categories. In addition, each template's topic can be accessed by it's tag, such as for example modern-cv.
All, feel free to explore! We also welcome LaTeX enthusiasts who join our effort in supporting LaTeX in general.
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!
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.