[latex3-commits] [git/LaTeX3-latex3-latex2e] develop: some text giving the status of this document (needs review) (3dfb153d)

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 12:42:31 CET 2020

Repository : https://github.com/latex3/latex2e
On branch  : develop
Link       : https://github.com/latex3/latex2e/commit/3dfb153d58b3b9392ebdd9df721cf4e39551421d


commit 3dfb153d58b3b9392ebdd9df721cf4e39551421d
Author: David Carlisle <d.p.carlisle at gmail.com>
Date:   Thu Jan 23 11:42:09 2020 +0000

    some text giving the status of this document (needs review)


 base/doc/latexchanges.tex | 28 +++++++++++++++++++++-------
 1 file changed, 21 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/base/doc/latexchanges.tex b/base/doc/latexchanges.tex
index 54ceb498..28234c6a 100644
--- a/base/doc/latexchanges.tex
+++ b/base/doc/latexchanges.tex
@@ -36,12 +36,12 @@
-\title{Changes to the \LaTeXe{} format}
+\title{Changes to the \LaTeXe{} format (2014--2019)}
-\author{\copyright~Copyright 2015--2019, \LaTeX3 Project Team.\\
+\author{\copyright~Copyright 2015--2020, \LaTeX3 Project Team.\\
    All rights reserved.}
 % a few commands from doc 
@@ -85,8 +85,8 @@
-This document describes changes that have been made to the
-\LaTeX\ format since the 2014/05/01 \LaTeX\ release.
+This document describes changes that were made to the
+\LaTeX\ format between the 2014-05-01 and 2019-10-01 \LaTeX\ releases.
 As announced in \ltnewsissue{22}, the 2015 \LaTeX{} release adopts a new
@@ -94,6 +94,20 @@ policy. Improvements and bug fixes will be made to the format sources,
 with the \Lpack{latexrelease} package being available to revert
 changes to use definitions from an earlier format.
+This file was a useful record of changes as the fixes in the old
+\Lpack{fixltx2e} package were incorporated, and as old issues were
+addressed, however going forward the changes are already summarised in
+\LaTeX\ News, and detailed change logs are available as
+\texttt{changes.txt} in the base distribution, and full code
+  differences may be browsed via the code repository on GitHub
+see for example
+So from the 2020-02-02 release, this \textbf{document will no longer be
+updated}. \ltnewsissue{31} documents the main new features in the
+2020-02-02 release and there is a separate \LaTeX\ News document that
+combines all issues that have been published so far.
 \section{Changes introduced in 2019-10-01 patch~3}
@@ -187,7 +201,7 @@ The default action of the file \texttt{nfssfont.tex} was set to produce a
 font table, so that one can simply hit enter instead of having to write
-The \LaTeX{} kernel now provides dummy (empty) definitions for the
+The \LaTeX{} kernel now provides dummy (empty) definitions for the two
 commands \verb|\conditionally at traceoff| and
 \verb|\conditionally at traceon| from the \texttt{trace} package so they
 can be used by package developers without worrying about them being
@@ -278,7 +292,7 @@ In parboxes and similar settings, \verb|\lineskiplimit| is now
 reset (to the existing default value, \verb|\normallineskiplimit|).
 See \sxanswer{359934}.
- The code for verb|\newpage| has been adjusted to add a test on the value of
+ The code for \verb|\newpage| has been adjusted to add a test on the value of
 \verb|\prevdepth| so that the depth of the last line is preserved in
 forced page breaks.

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