CTAN Announcements | 1 Jan 17:06 2007

CTAN has a new package: refreshpdf

A new package has been put on tug.ctan.org and should soon be at your favorite
mirror.

Happy new year,
Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College

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The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: refreshpdf
Author's name: Claus Gerhardt
Location on CTAN: /support/refreshpdf
Summary description: Refreshpdf refreshes a pdf file opened in Acrobat 
  (Mac OS X)
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
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Refreshpdf is an Applescript that takes the path of a pdf file as argument 
and then opens the file in Acrobat. If the file is already open in Acrobat, 
then Acrobat is told to close and reopen the file and to go to the same 
page that was displayed in the closed file.

The Applescript can also be called from the command line by a shell script 
"refreshpdf". Refreshpdf only works on MacOS X.
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CTAN Announcements | 1 Jan 19:07 2007

CTAN package update: pdftex 1.40.0

The package below has been updated at tug.ctan.org and should soon be
at your favorite mirror.

Thank you,
Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College

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The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: pdftex 1.40.0
Author's name: Martin Schröder
Location on CTAN: /systems/pdftex
Summary description: A new version of pdftex
License type: gpl

Announcement text: 
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The pdfTeX team is happy to announce the release of a new stable version:

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                               pdfTeX 1.40.0
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This is the announcement of pdfTeX 1.40.0, an extended version of TeX that
can create PDF directly from TeX source files and enhance the result of TeX
typesetting with the help of PDF.

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CTAN Announcements | 2 Jan 10:30 2007
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CTAN update: tabularht v2.3, pdfcolmk v1.0

On Sun, 31 Dec 2006, Heiko Oberdiek submitted an update to the oberdiek 
bundle.

Location on CTAN:macros/latex/contrib/oberdiek/ 
License: LPPL

 > Changes:
 > * tabularht v2.3:
 >   * Documentation fix.
 >   * Fix in code of option vlines.
 > * pdfcolmk v1.0:
 >   * If pdftex.def >= 2007/01/01 v0.04a is used with
 >     pdfTeX 1.40.0, then package pdfcolmk is obsolete.

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This bundle is located at 
   http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/oberdiek
.  More information is at
   http://tug.ctan.org/cgi-bin/ctanPackageInformation.py?id=oberdiek
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf
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CTAN Announcements | 2 Jan 10:42 2007
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CTAN update: pdftex.def v0.04b

On Tue, 2 Jan 2007, Heiko Oberdiek submitted a new version of

  pdftex.def

Location on CTAN: graphics/pdftex/pdftex.def
License: LPPL

Latest changes:

% 2007/01/01 v0.04a (HO)
%  * Support of color stack, introduced in pdfTeX 1.40.0.
%  * Support of transform matrix commands of pdfTeX 1.40.0.
%  * The argument for option `page' can be a register.

  * Internal change: Switching of color stacks is easier by using
    \ <at> pdfcolorstack for the stack number. Thus this command
    should be redefined, if someone wants to use another color stack
    (e.g. for footnotes). \main <at> pdfcolorstack should not be changed
    for this purpose.

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This file is located at
   http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/graphics/pdftex/pdftex.def
.  More information is at
   http://tug.ctan.org/cgi-bin/ctanPackageInformation.py?id=pdftex-def
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .
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CTAN Announcements | 3 Jan 09:56 2007
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CTAN update: dvisvgm 0.4.3

On Wed, 3 Jan 2007, Martin Gieseking submitted an update to the

  dvisvgm

package.

    Dvisvgm is a command line utility that converts TeX DVI files to
    the XML-based Scalable Vector Graphics format.  The initial (limited)
    realease 0.3 provides basic functionality that will be extended in
    future versions.  Users will need a working TeX installation
    including the kpathsea library and Type 1 versions of the fonts
    used in the DVI file.  Dvisvgm has been successfully tested with
    both teTeX and MikTeX.

Location on CTAN: /dviware/dvisvgm
Summary description: minor update of dvisvgm
License type: gpl

Announcement text: 
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This is a minor dvisvgm update. I have added support for MiKTeX 2.5 and fixed a compilation issue caused by a
freetype API change.
Precompiled binaries for Windows can be downloaded from the project page http://dvisvgm.sourceforge.net
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This package is located at 
   http://dante.ctan.org/tex-archive/dviware/dvisvgm
.  More information is at
   http://tug.ctan.org/info/?id=dvisvgm
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
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CTAN Announcements | 6 Jan 10:08 2007
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CTAN Update: bmeps

On Fri, 5 Jan 2007, Dirk Krause submitted version 2.0.0 of the

  bmeps

package.

Location on CTAN: /support/bmeps
Summary description: Converter from PNG/JPEG/Tgb81AIFF/NetPBM to EPS and PDF
License type: bsd

Announcement text: 
 > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
 > The bmeps program was rewritten completely.
 > Advantages from a users point of view:
 > - Bmeps can produce PS/EPS and PDF now.
 > - Easier configuration. Simply type
 >     bmeps -leps2 input.png output.eps
 >   instead of the former
 >     bmeps -p 2 -c -e r8 input.png output.eps
 > - Better compression:
 >   - Use of the "multiple data sources" feature
 >     allows run-length compression of horizontal
 >     lines in the same color. Previous versions
 >     allowed run-length compression only for
 >     gray lines.
 >   - Pass-through of JPEG files. If bmeps successfully
 >     analyzes a JPEG file it uses the file contents
 >     directly as DCT-encoded data and only adds
 >     ASCII-Hex- or ASCII85-encoding. If the analysis
 >     function fails the program uses the JPEG library
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CTAN Announcements | 6 Jan 15:19 2007
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CTAN package update: biblatex 0.6

Philipp Lehman wrote:

> I've uploaded `biblatex.tar.gz' to the incoming directory of the UK 
> node. This is an update for macros/latex/exptl/biblatex. Please 
> purge the old files, install the new ones, and announce the upload as 
> usual.
> 
> Thank you very much.
> 
> RELEASE NOTES
> 
> See the file `RELEASE' for release notes.

(see below for changes)

I have installed this new version, as suggested by Philipp, on the LaTeX
experimental tree on CTAN -- macros/latex/exptl/biblatex

users may browse the package via its catalogue entry
  http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/biblatex.html
or direct on CTAN via
  http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/exptl/biblatex/

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

addendum: CHANGES

> * Added package option 'sorting=none'
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CTAN Announcements | 6 Jan 21:03 2007

CTAN has a new package: mathscinet

A new package has been installed on tug.ctan.org and should soon be at your
favorite mirror.

Thanks,
Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College

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The following information  was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: mathscinet
Author's name: Michael Tweedale
Location on CTAN: /biblio/bibtex/utils/mathscinet
Summary description: Gets references from MathSciNet in bibtex format.
License type: gpl

Announcement text: 
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A Perl script that downloads references from MathSciNet in bibtex 
format. Works with the recently redesigned MathSciNet site.
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This package is located at 
   http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/biblio/bibtex/utils/mathscinet
.  More information is at
   http://tug.ctan.org/cgi-bin/ctanPackageInformation.py?id=mathscinet
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .
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CTAN Announcements | 8 Jan 14:13 2007
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CTAN Update: The caption package v3.0k

On Sun, 7 Jan 2007, Axel Sommerfeldt submitted an update to the

  caption 

package.

Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/caption/
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
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The caption package provides many ways to customise the captions
in floating environments like figure and table and cooperates with
many other packages.

This is a bugfix release of the caption package 3.0:

 - The usage of setspace was fixed in documentation
 - \AtBeginEnvironment added to caption kernel
 - \subref will be made robust

 (See changelog for details.)
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This package is located at 
   http://dante.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/caption/
.  More information is at
   http://tug.ctan.org/info/?id=caption
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
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CTAN Announcements | 8 Jan 14:21 2007
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CTAN Update: pdftex.def v0.04d

On Mon, 8 Jan 2007, Heiko Oberdiek submitted a new version of the 

   pdftex.def

file.

Location on CTAN: graphics/pdftex/pdftex.def
License: LPPL

Changes:
 * Support for JBIG2 added (pdfTeX 1.40.0).
 * Bug fix: .mps forgotten for extension list if pdfTeX >= 1.40.0
 * .jbig2 and .jb2 are not listed in the extension list
   if \pdfminorversion < 4. Thus \pdfminorversion should have
   the correct value, if pdftex.def is loaded.

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This package is located at 
   http://dante.ctan.org/tex-archive/graphics/pdftex/pdftex.def
.  More information is at
   http://tug.ctan.org/info/?id=pdftex-def
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .
_______________________________________________

Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
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