[texhax] Dec 2010 TUG news: election, software, TUGboat, conferences, interviews, Mimi Burbank
karl at freefriends.org
Sat Dec 4 02:05:00 CET 2010
Dear TeX users,
- 2011 TUG election: the deadline to receive nominations is now
May 1, 2011, rather than the Feb 1 deadline printed in
TUGboat. We made this change after we belatedly realized
the 2011 conference happening so late in the year (see
below) potentially implies an unnecessarily long "lame
For nomination forms and full info, see:
- The TeX Collection 2010 DVD collection has been shipped from the
manufacturer in Germany and should be out to members soon.
- TUGboat: The third and last issue for 2010 mailed recently, and is
available online to members.
The first issue for 2011 will be TUGboat's 100th issue.
Even though it is only a decimal anniversary :), we would
like to solicit special contributions for the occasion --
articles about the history and evolution of TeX and the
TeX community would be especially welcome. Of course, all
the usual topics are welcome too. Deadline is March 31.
TUG 2011 will be held in Cairo, Egypt, tentatively from
November 14-17, and will include a planned excursion.
Hossam Fahmy of Cairo University is the chief organizer.
The web site will be updated when arrangements are finalized.
Other upcoming conferences:
EuroBachoTeX from April 29-May 3, 2011, in Bachotek, Poland;
fifth ConTeXt user meeting Sept 19-24, 2011, in Porquerolles, France.
- If you need TeXnical books from Pearson (Addison-Wesley, et al.)
this holiday season, please consider going through TUG
to order. We greatly appreciate all such.
- The latest subjects in the Interview Corner are Frank Liang from the
Stanford TeX project and Herbert Voss, maintainer of
PStricks and many other packages, author of several TeX
books, and the editor of DANTE's journal, Die TeXnische Komodie.
- In memoriam: I am very sad to report that Mimi Burbank passed away
at the end of November. She was the mainstay of TUGboat
production for many years, and spent the last few years in
Uganda doing humanitarian work. A full memorial notice
will be in the next TUGboat.
Karl Berry (President) on behalf of the TUG Board
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