August 29th, 2012 by Stefan Kottwitz
This month I’ve got few time due to much work, so I did not write much.
So I will give a short summary what I think was interesting in the TeX world this month.
- Textmate 2 is now Open Source under GPLv3. TextMate is a popular text editor for Mac OS X which can be used for TeX and LaTeX.
- Texmaker 3.5 has been released. Texmaker is a feature-rich cross-platform LaTeX editor and Open Source too.
- Joseph Wright and Clemens Niederberger joined the LaTeX Community moderator team. Clemens wrote the chemnum, chemmacros, and modiagram packages, and maintains a blog, mychemistry.eu. Joseph is a member of the LaTeX Project, and author of packages such as siunitx and chemstyle, and maintainer of beamer and achemso.
- Joseph maintains a blog about TeX developments, in August he wrote three posts dealing with the chemfig package, based on TikZ and written by Christian Tellechea.
- Chris Hughes has written a perl script for indenting .tex files. That’s great! I will use this for formatting contributions to the TikZ Example Gallery.
- I started to use LaTeX and TikZ for Network diagrams with Cisco devices, which I use at my work as a network engineer.
- Valetta Ventures examined the TeX Writer app for iOS and noticed that it seems to base on a DOS emulator, which is an interesting approach but perhaps not legal.
- The TeX documentation server has been updated to the newest TeX Live 2012.
- TUG 2013 will be taking place in Japan.
- Werner and Peter showed a nice way of producing asymmetric under- and overbraces.
- David and Joseph contributed very interesting thougts about advantages and disadvantages of fully expandable macros.
- Did you know that \csname…\endcsname has a \relax side effect, and why it’s useful?
- There was a lot of activity in the LyX forum of LC, much more than during the previous months. Still, LyX experts are wanted.
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