CTAN Announcements | 26 Sep 16:34 2014
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CTAN Update: hyperxmp

Scott Pakin submitted an update to the

                hyperxmp

package.

Version number: 2.6
License type: lppl1.3

Summary description: Embed XMP metadata within a LaTeX document

Announcement text:
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 XMP (eXtensible Metadata Platform) is a mechanism proposed by
 Adobe for embedding document metadata within the document
 itself.  The metadata are designed to be easy to extract, even
 by programs that are oblivious to the document's file format.
 Most of Adobe's applications store XMP metadata when saving
 files.  Now, with the hyperxmp package, it is trivial for LaTeX
 document authors to store XMP metadata in their documents as
 well.

 hyperxmp integrates seamlessly with hyperref and requires
 virtually no modifications to documents that already exploit
 hyperref's mechanisms for specifying PDF metadata.  The current
 version of hyperxmp can embed the following metadata as XMP:
 authors, base URL, contact telephone number/postal
 address/email address/URL, copyright statement, creation date,
 document identifier, document instance identifier, file format,
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CTAN Announcements | 26 Sep 14:19 2014
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CTAN update: tcolorbox

the daemon reported:

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> 
> Name of contribution: tcolorbox
> Author's name: Thomas F. Sturm
> Package version:  3.20
> Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/tcolorbox/
> Summary description: colored text boxes, LaTeX examples, theorems, documentation
> License type: lppl
> 
> 
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> - bug fix: titles set with 'detach' or 'boxed title' options were not considered for lists of tcolorboxes.
> - bug fix: 'extrude left by', 'extrude right by' worked only for '\tcbox' but not for 'tcolorbox'
> - bug fix: 'pad before break*' and 'pad at break*' were always setting to 0pt
> - new options: 'every float', 'list text', 'overlay first and middle',
>   'height fill'
> - new initialization options:
>   'use counter*', 'blend into'
> - library 'skins':
>   * new macros: '\tcbsettowidthofnode', '\tcbsetmacrotowidthofnode',
>     '\tcbsettoheightofnode', '\tcbsetmacrotoheightofnode'
>   * new options: 'underlay first and middle', 'finish first and middle'
> - library 'hooks':
>   * new options: 'underlay first and middle pre',
>     'overlay first and middle app', 'overlay first and middle pre',
>     'finish first and middle pre'
> - library 'documentation':
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CTAN Announcements | 26 Sep 06:45 2014
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CTAN update: drm

Donald P. Goodman submitted an update to the

                drm

package.

Version number: 2.2
License type: lppl1.3

Summary description: A complete family of fonts written in Metafont.

Announcement text:
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Version 2.2, submitted to CTAN on 24 September 2014, contained some
significant changes.  Some kerning fixes; the introduction of a
short-tailed "Q" in the roman fonts, accessed via \drmshortq; and the
introduction of superior and inferior figures, the former being the
default (unless |nodefault| or |notextdefault| is selected) for
footnote numbering.  Did the usual kerning tweaks.  Finally, I fixed
the acute and grave accents, which in a number of cases were
inexplicably backwards.

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This package is located at 
   http://mirror.ctan.org/fonts/drm

More information is at
   http://www.ctan.org/pkg/drm
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CTAN Announcements | 25 Sep 16:10 2014
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CTAN Update: pst2pdf

Herbert Voß submitted an update to the

              pst2pdf

package.

Version number: 0.16
License type: gpl

Summary description: A script to compile pstricks documents via pdftex

Announcement text:
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 pst2pdf: converting TeX files with PostScript specials into a PDF output.

 0.16  2014-09-14  - using gs for split pdf (no more pdftk)
                   - support package pst-exa for examples
       - adding svg image support
       - ignore inline verbatim 

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This package is located at 
   http://mirror.ctan.org/graphics/pstricks/scripts/pst2pdf/

More information is at
   http://www.ctan.org/pkg/pst2pdf

We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
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CTAN Announcements | 24 Sep 20:25 2014
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New on CTAN: dantelogo

Klaus Höppner and Herbert Voß submitted the

                dantelogo

package.

Version number: 0.01
License type: ofl and lppl

Summary description: A font for DANTE's logo

Announcement text:
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 dantelogo.sty  provides an interface for
 LuaLaTeX/XeLaTeX/pdfLaTeX for using the DANTE font for DANTE's
 logo (http://www.dante.de), the german speaking TeX user group.

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This package is located at 
   http://mirror.ctan.org/fonts/dantelogo/

More information is at
   http://www.ctan.org/pkg/dantelogo

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 | 24 Sep 20:18 2014
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CTAN update: animate

Alexander Grahn submitted an update to the

                animate

package.

Version number: 2014-09-23
License type: lppl

Summary description: Create PDF animations from graphics files and
inline graphics.

Announcement text:
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Most notable change: The dvips route now requires Ghostscript version
9.15.

Excerpt from ChangeLog:

  * Change: Ghostscript 9.15+ now required for PS to PDF conversion;
  `depth' option now deprecated and ignored

  * New: options `totalheight', `keepaspectratio', `nomouse' added;
    `width', `height', `totalheight', `keepaspectratio', `scale' added
    as package options

  * Fix: OCG and XObject-related code rewritten, mostly thanks to recent
   Ghostscript additions and fixes (BDC, EMC, SP pdfmarks); code
    reorganized in order to reduce driver dependent code
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CTAN Announcements | 24 Sep 20:17 2014
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CTAN update: bnumexpr

Jean-François Burnol submitted an update to the

                bnumexpr

package.

Version number: 1.1a
License type: lppl1.3

Summary description: Extends eTeX’s \numexpr...\relax construct to big
integers.

Announcement text:
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v1.1a of 2014/09/22

Added option to use the l3bigint macros for the arithmetic 
operations. 

Added commands \bnumexprUsesxint, \bnumexprUsesbigintcalc,
\bnumexprUsesliiibigint to be able to switch engines midway
in a document ( but why would one be not content to use xint
only ? )  ;-)

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This package is located at 
   http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/bnumexpr

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CTAN Announcements | 23 Sep 05:44 2014
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CTAN update: assoccnt

Dr. Christian Hupfer submitted an update to the

                assoccnt

package.

Version number: 0.5
License type: lppl1.3

Summary description: Associate counters, making them step when a master
steps.

Announcement text:
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Introduced the `\LastSteppedCounter` etc. routines for informational
use and improved documentation.

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This package is located at 
   http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/assoccnt

More information is at
   http://www.ctan.org/pkg/assoccnt

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 | 22 Sep 20:46 2014
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New on CTAN: bnumexpr

Jean-François Burnol submitted the

                bnumexpr

package.

Version number: 1.1
License type: lppl1.3

Summary description: Extends eTeX’s \numexpr...\relax construct to big
integers.

Announcement text:
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v1.1 of 2014/09/21

\thebnumexpr...\relax is analogous to \the\numexpr...\relax but
for arbitrarily big integers. Example:
     \thebnumexpr 30*(21-43*(512-67*(6133-812*2897)))\relax
which outputs -202785405180. 

Option allowpower furthermore enables ^ for power operations.

By default, bnumexpr uses the arithmetic macros from xint (with /
doing rounded division for compatibility with \numexpr). To reduce
overhead, perhaps at some point these could get extracted from
xint.sty/xinttools.sty and moved to a smaller core package.

Option bigintcalc tells bnumexpr to load package bigintcalc rather
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CTAN Announcements | 21 Sep 20:16 2014
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CTAN Update: lettrine

Daniel Flipo submitted an update to the

                  lettrine

package.

Version number:  1.70
License type: lppl1.3

Summary description: Typesetting of dropped capitals (lettrines)

Announcement text:
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 New in v1.70: option "depth" meant for capitals with positive depth (like Q).
 See file demo.pdf for an exemple.

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This package is located at 
   http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/lettrine/

More information is at
   http://www.ctan.org/pkg/lettrine

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 | 21 Sep 20:16 2014
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CTAN Update: ieeetrantools

Michael Shell submitted an update to the

              ieeetrantools

package.

Version number: 1.4
License type: lppl1.3

Summary description: Functionality from IEEEtran for use with other classes

Announcement text:
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 I am pleased to announce the release of the v1.4 update to the
 IEEEtrantools LaTeX package.

 IEEEtrantools.sty provides several commands from IEEEtran.cls,
 including \IEEEPARstart and the IEEEeqnarray family so that
 they may be used under other class files.

 Version 1.4 is based on version 1.8a of IEEEtran.cls. V1.4 is
 mainly a service release with internal code improvements for
 command argument processing and support for future features.

 See the changelog.txt file for the full history of changes.

  Enjoy!

  Mike Shell
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