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PracTeX Journal: Making an Electronic Journal with web tools, Wiki, and version control

Paul A. Blaga


This paper describes how an issue of  TPJ is made up, and focuses on the software tools used. The tools used are the wiki, the subversion version control system, and Perl scripts. One of the goals of  TPJ, and the reason for using these tools, is to create an environment where a small team of volunteers can put together an online journal with a minimum of time and work.

Paul Blaga is an Assistant Professor of Geometry at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences of the "Babes-Bolyai" University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He started using LaTeX in the early 1990's. Initially, his interest was just for writing scientific papers, but afterwards he became more and more involved and gradually turned into a great LaTeX fan.

He has served several years as an editor of the mathematical journal Studia Universitatis Napocensis, Mathematica and was responsible for switching it to LaTeX in the late 1990's. He is also the co-author of a book on LaTeX.

His main interests in LaTeX are related, especially, to the graphical capabilities, but not only.

You can reach Paul at

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