[latex3-commits] [git/LaTeX3-latex3-latex2e] develop: plan b, keep this file (useful for patch level releases), but reference ltnews.. for details of main releases (d2c80df4)

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 15:05:19 CET 2020

Repository : https://github.com/latex3/latex2e
On branch  : develop
Link       : https://github.com/latex3/latex2e/commit/d2c80df4cbba041b61fd2ba7c80c6d21c201f51c


commit d2c80df4cbba041b61fd2ba7c80c6d21c201f51c
Author: David Carlisle <d.p.carlisle at gmail.com>
Date:   Thu Jan 23 14:05:03 2020 +0000

    plan b, keep this file (useful for patch level releases), but reference ltnews.. for details of main releases


 base/doc/latexchanges.tex | 27 +++++++++++++++++----------
 1 file changed, 17 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/base/doc/latexchanges.tex b/base/doc/latexchanges.tex
index 28234c6a..ac1e760b 100644
--- a/base/doc/latexchanges.tex
+++ b/base/doc/latexchanges.tex
@@ -36,7 +36,7 @@
-\title{Changes to the \LaTeXe{} format (2014--2019)}
+\title{Changes to the \LaTeXe{} format}
 \author{\copyright~Copyright 2015--2020, \LaTeX3 Project Team.\\
    All rights reserved.}
@@ -86,7 +86,7 @@
 This document describes changes that were made to the
-\LaTeX\ format between the 2014-05-01 and 2019-10-01 \LaTeX\ releases.
+\LaTeX\ format since the  2014-05-01 \LaTeX\ releases.
 As announced in \ltnewsissue{22}, the 2015 \LaTeX{} release adopts a new
@@ -94,19 +94,26 @@ 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
+As a summary of changes for a main release will always be available in
+\LaTeX\ News, detailed changes are not repeated in this document, 
+but changes in any patch releases will be listed in more
+detail here.
+More  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 2020-02-02}
+Major enhancements in this release include pre-loading \Lpack{expl3}
+to improve startup times, especially with Lua\TeX\ and Xe\TeX, and
+extra features in the font selection mechanism. Please see
+\ltnewsissue{31}  for an overview of the new features and the change
+log in \texttt{changelog.txt} for a more detailed list of individual
 \section{Changes introduced in 2019-10-01 patch~3}

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