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TUGboat 32:2 has been mailed and is now available online.

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.)

And another TeX/TUG newsletter to go with the releases.

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.

Just felt like reposting rms's brief note on the dangers of ebooks.

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=''. Of course names with newlines will still fail, but no one ever complains about those and doing \0 terminators was also too much trouble. I guess the goal is to be as lazy as possible (but no lazier)?

Posted the initial abstracts and participants for TUG'11 in Kerala, India. More, please!

The TUG books page has some new book reviews, member discounts, and other info. Thanks to Boris Veytsman for taking this on.

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