Typography with TeX and LaTeX

## Who has experience with OS X?

März 17th, 2012 by Stefan Kottwitz

Just today I read a post by Markus Kohm on komascript.de, which he wrote one week ago: the work on the the English version of the KOMA-Script manual is in progress. I know that many people in the international TeX community are waiting for it. Some users can hardly understand the German manual while the former English translation is very outdated.

However, the good soul who is working on the translation, works on Mac OS X, and there are some problems with the make process of the KOMA-Script manual sources.

If you have experience with OS X and if you would like to help in solving technical problems, or if you know somebody who would like to help, it would be great if you would contact Markus Kohm. You could just write him an email or post a comment on komascript.de.

The KOMA-Script classes and packages are a very valuable contribution to the LaTeX software, that’s why I would appreciate any help in supporting the translation.

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## KOMA-Script 3.09 released

April 7th, 2011 by Stefan Kottwitz

On April 5th the version 3.09 of KOMA-Script has been released by Markus Kohm. It brings some new features:

• scrartcl, scrbook and scrreprt offer new commands and options for placing captions above and below figures and tables. In contrast to \caption, the new commands also work outside floating environments.
• scrdate and scrlttr2 now support Austrian resp. naustrian.
• scrlttr2 provides options for placing the date.
• scrlfile introduces several commands for executing code after the class or a certain package has been loaded.
• tocbasic supports new options atbegin=code and atend=code allowing to run code at the beginning or at the end of the (floating) environment.

This text is available in German. Dieser Text ist auch in Deutsch verfügbar.

## KOMA-Script 3.08 released

Januar 26th, 2011 by Stefan Kottwitz

Markus Kohm announced on golatex.de that he just released KOMA-Script 3.08. Version 3.08 brings some new features, see 3.08 release notes (or notes on komascript.de in German). You can download the new version on BerliOS.

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## KOMA-Script 3.06 released

Juni 17th, 2010 by Stefan Kottwitz

Today Markus Kohm announced on golatex.de that KOMA-Script 3.06 has been released. Beside bug fixes it brings some new features, see 3.06 release notes. You can download the new version on BerliOS.

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## KOMA-Script 3.05 released

Februar 17th, 2010 by Stefan Kottwitz

On Feb 15th the Version 3.05 of KOMA-Script has been released by Markus Kohm. 3.04 has been the most recent release for many months and is rated as very stable by the author, but know some improvements have led to the new release. These include extensions in scrlttr2, the new pseudolengths firstheadhpos and firstfoothpos, improvements in scrhack and a correction in tocbasic.

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## listings.sty with KOMA classes on TeX Live 2007-13 (Ubuntu 8.04, hardy)

Juli 5th, 2008 by Stefan Kottwitz

When I tried to help somebody to solve a problem in the LaTeX Community Forum, I wrote a short test file, but it was not compilable though it contained just basic commands. I reduced it to the following minimal example:

\documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage{listings} \begin{document} \lstlistoflistings \end{document}

It was not compilable with TeXlive 2007 on Ubuntu Linux 8.04, the error message was:
! Undefined control sequence. \lstlistoflistings ...\lol@heading \@parskipfalse     \@parskip@indent \@startto... l.5 \lstlistoflistings 
After examining listings.sty it seemed to be just a compatibility issue: the listings version 1.3 of 2004/09/07 distributed with the texlive-latex-recommended package of Ubuntu Linux 8.04 (hardy) just doesn’t work with the scrartcl class of KOMA-Script v2.95b (2006/07/30) that comes with TeXlive 2007-13.

For instance scrartcl.cls v2.8 used \@parskip internally together with the parskip/halfparskip/parindent options, but that’s been changed.

After installation of version 1.4 of the listings package by the MiKTeX package manager the compilation was successful.

The line

\@parskipfalse\@parskip@indent%

of listings v1.3 had been changed in v.1.4 to

\parskip\z@\parindent\z@\parfillskip \z@ \@plus 1fil%

I’ve sent a bugreport by launchpad expecting that the new version of listings.sty will be distributed with the texlive package soon.