I believe the backlog of package updates from the time of the TeX Live freeze has
been cleared, as of tonight's update. (With the exception of a couple
packages with problems, about which I've written the authors.)
Sent off the next TUGboat to the printer in the morning (112 pages), got the next TeX Collection master DVD (8gb) on the way to the replication house in the afternoon, installed the recent LaTeX2e small update in the middle. Despite the never-ending todo pile, some days there is at least a small sense of completion.
Barring some new critical problem coming to the light, the last TeX Live pretest is posted now. I hope all the TeX Collection DVD components will be put together in the next couple days and it will go to manufacturing this month.
Sent out the next TeX/TUG newsletter. Boris (Veytsman) has been working hard on more book reviews and publisher discounts, it's been great to have him on board :).
Finally changed mktexlsr (in the TeX Live pretest) to support trees with spaces in the name. Long ago had lazily processed args with simply
trees="$trees $1" # which obviously loses when $1 contains a space
Since we certainly can't use arrays or any other advanced (ba)sh features, and rewriting in Perl would have been much more work, I now just write $1 to a temp file and then read it back with IFS='
The TUG books page has some new book reviews, member discounts, and other info. Thanks to Boris Veytsman for taking this on.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!