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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...

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Inconsistent version numbers in subversion

Update 2017-10-31: The developers of Subversion were a bit surprised, but it turned out to be a genuine bug. The bug has been fixed the same day. The TeX Live project uses Subversion as...

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Analysing Debian packages with Neo4j

I just finished the presentation at the Neo4j Online Meetup on getting the Debian UDD into a Neo4j graph database. Besides the usual technical quibbles it did work out quite well. The code for...