Evince available for Windows

The free document viewer Evince is now available for Windows operating systems. The developer team provided an msi installer file together with the new release 2.28.0. The Evince viewer supports pdf, postscript, djvu, tiff and dvi documents and therefore it’s popular as a previewer among LaTeX users.

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New version of LaTeX2e released

Karl Berry announced on the TeX Live mailing list today that the new version 2009/09/24 of LaTeX2e has been released by the LaTeX Project team. The changed have been incorporated into TeX Live and will be available with the pretest version of TeX Live 2009.

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Software Freedom Day 2009

Today is the Software Freedom Day 2009. This event is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software with the goal to educate the worldwide public about of the benefits of using high quality free and open source software in education, in government, at home and in business.

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CTAN will drop tools

Today Jim Hefferon, member of the CTAN team, announced that CTAN will not continue to provide the tools directory containing mostly archiving software and conversion programs.

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DANTE autumn conference 2009

The autumn conference of 2009 and and 41st general meeting of the German TeX Users Group DANTE e.V. will be held on September 12th in Esslingen. The program will include talks about using Postscript with PDF documents, biber, Graphviz-dot, comfortable make files, news of the upcoming TeX Live 2009 and more.

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MiKTeX 2.8 released

The version 2.8 of the Windows LaTeX Distribution MiKTeX has been released on September 1, 2009. It’s coming with a portable edition that makes it possible to run MiKTeX for instance from USB sticks. MiKTeX now includes the integrated development environment TeXworks.

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