May19 TUG news: TUGboat, TeX Live, tug'19, CTAN

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Sun May 5 00:41:00 CEST 2019

Hello TeXers,

In April two notable events took place. First, the first issue of
TUGboat in 2019 went to the printers. If you subscribe to the physical
version, it will start being mailed in a few weeks. As soon as these
copies are being sent, the electronic copy will be available at Simultaneously, the electronic copy of the last
issue of 2018, TUGboat 39:3, will become available for the general
public (as decided by the Board last year, only the latest issue is

Second, TeXLive is now on CTAN, and in a couple of days all mirrors will
have it. Thanks to the TUGboat and TeXLive teams who made it possible.

Conference deadlines are coming.
TUG'19 in Palo Alto (
  call for papers - May 15;
  early bird registration - June 1. 

ConTeXt meeting in Bassenge (
  early bird registration - July 1.

And the new packages on CTAN:

- apprendre-a-programmer-en-tex, the French book 
  `Apprendre \`a programmer en TeX'
- asmeconf, a template for ASME conference papers
- bussproofs-extra, extra commands for bussproofs.sty
- centeredline, a macro for centering lines
- chordbox, a package for drawing chord diagrams
- els-cas-templates, Elsevier CAS LaTeX templates
- keyindex, typesetting index entries by key lookup
- luaimageembed, a LuaTeX package to embed images directly as
  base64-encoded strings in the document
- mismath, several improvements in typesetting mathematics according to
  ISO rules
- ptolemaicastronomy, diagrams of sphere models for variably strict
  conditionals (Lewis counterfactuals)
- rulerbox, draw rulers around a box
- texonly, a sample document in plain TeX
- ucalgmthesis, a LaTeX thesis class for the University of Calgary
  Faculty of Graduate Studies

Happy TeXing!

Boris Veytsman, TUG President

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