CTAN Announcements | 1 May 11:07 2010
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CTAN package update: pgfopts

that ol' daemon collects something while i'm washing up last night's
dishes...

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> 
> Name of contribution: pgfopts
> Author's name: Joseph Wright
> Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/pgfopts
> Summary description: LaTeX package options with pgfkeys
> License type: lppl
> 
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> v2.0:
>  - Package internals completely rewritten
>  - New \ProcessPgfPackageOptions macro, which ignores class
>    options when used with a package

i've installed the new version, and updated the catalogue repository.
thanks for the upload.

> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/pgfopts.html
> or they may browse the package directory at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive//macros/latex/contrib/pgfopts

the catalogue entry will change ever so slightly overnight (not quite so
little as with some packages, but not much either).

Robin Fairbairns
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CTAN Announcements | 1 May 17:02 2010
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CTAN Update: mdframed

On Sat, 1 May 2010 Marco Daniel submitted an update to the

  mdframed

package.

Summary description: auto split frame environment
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
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Working with the command \fbox or \fcolorbox, one has to
handle page breaks by hand. The present package defines the
environment mdframed which automatically deals with page breaks.

Author's name: Marco Daniel
License type: lppl

changes in version 0.3b:
- fixes some bugs -- thanks to Dr. Dietrich Grau
- added new options: ntheorem
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This package is located at 
   http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/mdframed/
.  More information is at
   http://tug.ctan.org/info/?id=mdframed
(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 | 4 May 13:37 2010
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CTAN update: xpdfopen

This update should reach your local mirror within a day.

Jim Hef{}feron

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The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: xpdfopen
Version number: 0.80
Author's name: Jim Diamond
Location on CTAN: /support/xpdfopen
Summary description: A program to make various PDF viewers reload the file being displayed
License type: other-free

Announcement text: 
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pdfopen is a program which can be used to both start a new
instance of a PDF viewer program as well as to instruct that
program to reload the PDF file.  This is particularly useful
if pdfopen is called automatically whenever tex is (re-)run.  

This version has an updated pdfopen and pdfclose that work
with Adobe Reader 5, 7, 8 and 9 as well as xpdf. 
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This package is located at 
   http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/xpdfopen
.  More information is at
   http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/xpdfopen
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CTAN Announcements | 4 May 21:37 2010
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CTAn Update: softmaker-freefont

On Tue, 4 May 2010 Josef Kleber submitted an update to the

  softmaker-freefont

package.

Summary description: Support files for SoftMaker free fonts available at www.freefont.de
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
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In June 2009 www.freefont.de offered a beautiful handwriting
font for free download: The Softmaker Stone Handwriting.
As handwriting fonts are a quite limited resource in the 
LaTeX world, i decided to create support files for this 
beautiful font. Therefore, Stone Handwriting will be the 
starting point for the softmaker-freefont bundle. 
Other fonts will be included in future.

Supported fonts at the moment: 
Artistic, Baskerville-Nova (regular + bold + italic
+ bold italic), Canossa (regular + bold + light), Congress
(regular + bold + italic), Delano-Caps, Flagstaff, Henderson
Iceberg (regular + bold), Jugendstil, Old Blackletter,
Stone Handwriting, Sunset (regular + bold)

License: LPPL (not the fonts themselves)

New in v1.11:

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CTAN Announcements | 4 May 21:56 2010
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CTAN update: skeyval

This should reach your local mirror within a day.

Jim Hef{}feron
Saint Michael's College

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The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: skeyval
Version number: 0.7
Author's name: Ahmed Musa
Summary description: Many extensions to the xkeyval package
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
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Native and toggle boolean keys now accept 'on' and 'off' 
as values, in addition to 'true' and 'false'.

\DeclareKeyCommand has been introduced with a light 
interfcace.
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This package is located at 
   http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/skeyval
.  More information is at
   http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/skeyval
(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 | 5 May 02:21 2010
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CTAN update: asymptote

This should be at your local mirror within a day.

Jim Hef{}feron
Saint Michael's College

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The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: Asymptote
Version number: 1.94
Author's name: John Bowman
Summary description: 2D & 3D TeX-Aware Vector Graphics Language
License type: lgpl

Announcement text: 
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Work arounds for MSWindows registry problems and obsolete
runtime libraries were implemented. The SimpleHead arrowhead
was fixed. Additional matrix routines and casts were
implemented. The pair dir(path, path) routine now returns a
unit vector. Variable conflicts coming from the contour
module were addressed. A RadialShadeDraw filltype was
implemented. A guide bug was fixed. Redundant mismatched
version warnings are avoided. Support for fitting one 3D
picture within another was added. The documentation was updated.

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This package is located at 
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CTAN Announcements | 5 May 14:19 2010
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CTAN has a new package: arrayjobx

This should be at your local mirror within a day.

Jim Hef{}feron
Saint Michael's College

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The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: arrayjobx
Version number: 1.04
Author's name: Michael Sharpe
Location on CTAN: /macros/generic/arrayjobx
Summary description: Replacement for the arrayjob package
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
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An update of the arrayjob package, now called arrayjobx, which no longer 
conflicts with the usage of \array in array and tabular environments.
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This package is located at 
   http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/generic/arrayjobx
.  More information is at
   http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/arrayjobx
(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 | 5 May 21:16 2010
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New CTAN package: esk

On Wed, 5 May 2010 Tom Kazimiers submitted the

  esk

package to CTAN.

Summary description: The ESK package allows to encapsulate Sketch files in LaTeX sources.
License type: gpl

Announcement text: 
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The ESK package allows to encapsulate Sketch files in LaTeX sources.
This is very useful for keeping illustrations in sync with
the text. It also frees the user from inventing descriptive
names for new files that fit into the confines of file
system conventions. Sketch is a 3D scene description
language by Eugene K. Ressler and can generate TikZ and
PSTricks code. ESK behaves similar to EMP which encapsulates
Metapost files and is in fact originated in it.
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This package is located at 
   http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/esk/
.  More information is at
   http://tug.ctan.org/info/?id=esk
(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.
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CTAN Announcements | 6 May 13:26 2010
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CTAN update: songbook

This should within a day be at your local mirror.

Jim Hef{}feron
Saint Michael's College

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The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: Songbook
Version number: 4.5
Author's name: Christopher Rath
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/songbook/
Summary description: LaTeX Songbook Style
License type: lgpl

Announcement text: 
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At Adam Fletcher's prompting, this release contains a new 
per-song compactsongmode.
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This package is located at 
   http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/songbook/
.  More information is at
   http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/songbook
(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 | 7 May 17:11 2010
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New CTAN package: linegoal

that ol' daemon's not affected by sleep deprivation after an election
night, like some of us...  and so he writes:

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> 
> Name of contribution: linegoal
> Author's name: Florent CHERVET
> Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/linegoal
> Summary description: A new ``dimen'' corresponding to the remainder of
> 	  	       the line 
> License type: lppl
> 
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Nota : this packages requires pdfTeX.
> 
> The linegoal package provides a macro \linegoal
> to be used with \setlength :
>    \setlength<some dimen>\linegoal
> 
> will assign to <some dimen> the horizontal length
> of the remainder of the line.
> 
> This is achieved using the \pdfsavepos primitive
> and the zref-savepos package.
> 
> -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
> Typical usage :
> 
> Some text: \begin{tabularx}\linegoal{|l|X|} \hline
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