Author: Norbert Preining

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In memoriam Staszek Wawrykiewicz

We have lost a dear member of our community, Staszek Wawrykiewicz. I got notice that our friend died in an accident the other day. My heart stopped for an instant when I read the...

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2018 and CD burning still painful

Ok, we are in 2018, and for the first time in ages I wanted to burn a Audio CD, and dared to think about CD_TEXT. You know what – it is hard as in...

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Continuous integration testing of TeX Live sources

The TeX Live sources consists in total of around 15000 files and 8.7M lines (see git stats). It integrates several upstream projects, including big libraries like FreeType, Cairo, and Poppler. Changes come in from...

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TLCockpit v0.8

Today I released v0.8 of TLCockpit, the GUI front-end for the TeX Live Manager tlmgr. I spent the winter holidays in updating and polishing, but also in helping me debug problems that users have...

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Gaming: Monument Valley 2

I recently found out the Monument Valley, one of my favorite games in 2016, has a successor, Monument Valley 2. Short on time as I usually am, I was nervous that the game would...

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Debian/TeX Live 2017.20180103-1

The new year has arrived, but in the TeX world not much has changed – we still get daily updates in upstream TeX Live, and once a month I push them out to Debian....

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Japan-styled Christmas Cards

A friend of mine, Kimberlee Aliasgar of Trinidad and Tobago, has created very nice Christmas cards “Japan styled” over at Xmascardsjapan (Japanese version is here). They pick up some typical themes from Japan and...

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Debian/TeX Live and Biber updates

Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is over, snow is starting to fall here in Ishikawa, time for a new update of TeX Live (2017.20171128-1) – and this time also Biber (2.9-1) – in Debian. As...

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TeX Live Cockpit

I have been working quite some time on a new front end for the TeX Live Manager tlmgr. Early versions have leaked into TeX Live, but the last month or two has seen many...

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ScalaFX: Problems with Tables abound

Doing a lot with all kinds of tables in ScalaFX, I stumbled upon a bug in ScalaFX that, with the help of the bug report, I was able to circumvent. It is a subtle...

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Debian/TeX Live 2017.20171031-1

Halloween is here, time to upload a new set of scary packages of TeX Live. About a month has passed, so there is the usual big stream up updates. There was actually an intermediate...