CTAN Announcements | 21 Jul 19:15 2014
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CTAN Update: l3kernel + l3packages + l3experimental

The LaTeX3 Project submitted an update to the

          l3kernel + l3packages + l3experimental

packages.

Version number: SVN 5241
License type: lppl1.3

Summary description: LaTeX3 programming conventions

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 Snapshot of SVN 5421
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  - Change in treatment of juxtaposition in l3fp: now simply
    inserts "*" and thus has same precedence as explicit "*" or
    "/" (this is a breaking change as discussed previously)

  - Produce 'string-like' output as standard in l3regex
    replacements: "\ " in replacement text has catcode 10

  - New single l3str module in kernel for 'stable' \str_...
    functions

  - New \str_fold_case:n function for Unicode (UTF-8) case
    folding

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CTAN Announcements | 21 Jul 16:38 2014
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CTAN Update: exsheets

Clemens Niederberger submitted an update to the

                     exsheets

package.

Version number: 0.15
License type: lppl1.3

Summary description: Create exercise sheets and exams

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 - the packages `tasks' and `cntformats' are no longer a part
   of the bundle and are now distributed as packages of their
   own

 - the options `load-headings' and `load-tasks' have been
   deprecated; what they did optionally is now non-optional behaviour

 - new command \IfQuestionPropertyTF that allows to test if a
   certain question property has been set for a question

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

More information is at
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CTAN Announcements | 21 Jul 16:14 2014
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New on CTAN: cntformats

Clemens Niederberger submitted the

              cntformats

package.

Version number: 0.7
License type: lppl

Summary description: A different way to read counters

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 The package is not really new but used to be distributed as
 part of the `exsheets' bundle. It is now a package of its own.

 Other news:
 - robustify non-expandably commands that weren't defined
   robust, yet
 - replace \def with \newcommand or \newrobustcmd where possible

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

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

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CTAN Announcements | 21 Jul 14:47 2014
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New on CTAN: tasks

Clemens Niederberger submitted the

               tasks

package.

Version number:  0.10
License type: lppl

Summary description: Horizontally columned lists

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 The package is not really new as it used to be distributed
 as part of the `exsheets' bundle. As of version 0.10 it is
 distributed as a package of its own.

 New features:

  - new option `debug'

  - new option `column-sep

  - new: optional bang to a \task forces an item to use a full
    line (\task!)

  - new: optional star to a \task forces an item to use the
    complete remaining line (\task*); the star has itself has
    an optional argument for specifying the number of columns
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CTAN Announcements | 20 Jul 21:12 2014
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CTAN Update: l3build

The LaTeX3 Project submitted an update to the

                  l3build

package.

Version number: SVN 5240
License type: lppl1.3

Summary description: A testing and building system for (La)TeX

Announcement text:
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 - Improve clarity regarding directory 'clean out'

 - Allow for manual module inclusion/exclusion

 - Standardise chk/check in variable names

 - Fix bug with dir separator on Unix

 - Typeset 'changes' info if present in .dtx files

 - Improve support for testing plain TeX/generic code

 - Documentation fixes

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CTAN Announcements | 18 Jul 06:53 2014
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CTAN update: exsol

Walter Daems submitted an update to the

                exsol

package.

Version number: 0.8
License type: lppl1.3

Summary description: Exercises and solutions from the same source, into
a book.

Announcement text:
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Fixed:
 - missing babel tag
 - consuming all write handles

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

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

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 | 17 Jul 15:47 2014
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New on CTAN: bidishadowtext

Vafa Khalighi submitted the

                bidishadowtext

package.

Version number:  0.1
License type: lppl

Summary description: Bidi-aware shadow text

Announcement text:
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 This package allows you to typeset Bidi-aware shadow text.

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This package is located at 
   http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/xetex/latex/bidishadowtext/

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

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.
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CTAN Announcements | 16 Jul 15:22 2014
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New on CTAN: lpform

Marijn Waltman submitted the

                lpform

package.

Version number: 2014-07-14
License type: lppl

Summary description: Typesetting linear programming formulations and
sets of equations

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The lpform package is designed for easily writing linear programming
formulations one restriction at a time. With this package, one can
easily label equations, formulations can span multiple pages and
several elements of the layout (such as spacing, texts and equation
tags) are also customizable. Besides linear programming formulations,
this package can also be used to display any series of aligned
equations with easy labeling/referencing and other customization
options.

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This package is located at 
   http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/generic/lpform

More information is at
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CTAN Announcements | 15 Jul 20:33 2014
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CTAN Update: pythontex

Geoffrey M. Poore submitted an update to the

                    pythontex

package.

Version number: 0.13
License type: lppl

Summary description:  Run Python from within a document,
                      typesetting the results

Announcement text:
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 Added support for interactive debugging. Now includes syncpdb,
 which allows interactive Python debugging and shows both code
 line numbers and corresponding document line numbers.

 Added support for GNU Octave.

 TeX information such as page dimensions can automatically be
 passed to Python via the new \setpythontexcontext command.

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

More information is at
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CTAN Announcements | 15 Jul 14:48 2014
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CTAN updante: biblatex-true-citepages-omit

the daemon reported:

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> 
> Name of contribution: biblatex-true-citepages-omit
> Author's name: Maïeul Rouquette
> Package version: 1.1.1
> Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/biblatex-contrib/
> Summary description: Compatibility with \xspace
> License type: lppl
> 
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> This release adds compatibility with \xspace command.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Announcement required: Yes
> 
> Uploader's additional comments:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
>   http://www.ctan.org/pkg/biblatex-true-citepages-omit
> or they may browse the package directory at
>   http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/biblatex-contrib/biblatex-true-citepages-omit/

thanks for the upload; i've installed the new version, and updated the
catalogue repository.
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CTAN Announcements | 15 Jul 14:45 2014
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New on ctan: latexcourse-rug

the daemon reported:

> Name of contribution: latexcourse-rug
> Author's name: Siep Kroonenberg
> Package version:  1.04
> Location on CTAN: info/
> Summary description: LaTeX course book
> License type: other-free
> 
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> A first introduction to LaTeX, with information on setting up your own
> system, and with practice files.
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Announcement required: Yes
> 
> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
>   http://www.ctan.org/pkg/latexcourse-rug
> or they may browse the package directory at
>   http://mirror.ctan.org/info/

thanks for the upload; i've installed the new package, and made an entry
in the catalogue repository.

The package should by now have reached all CTAN mirrors.

Robin Fairbairns
For the CTAN team
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