CTAN package update: ConTeXt

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Mon Jul 17 14:50:06 CEST 2006

The package described below has been updated on tug.ctan.org and should
soon be at your favorite mirror.

Jim Hefferon
St Michael's College


The following information was provided by the package's contributor.

Name of contribution: ConTeXt
Author's name: Taco Hoekwater
Location on CTAN: /macros/context/current
Summary description: ConTeXt 2006.07.14 release
License type: gpl

Announcement text given by the package's contributor: 

I am pleased to announce that the new ConTeXt release from Hans Hagen
can be downloaded as of now.

The current release has version 2006.07.14

A very short list of changes is given below. As usual, there is an
html page with more detailed release notes available on the Wiki, see:


New features since  2006.05.11:

* The use of \sometxt in MetaPost figures (instead of \textext) can (sometimes)
   remove the need for indirect "texexec" runs, resulting in a massive
   speed improvement for heavy documents.
* Table splitting is reimplemented and improved
* Initial support for the new TeXGyre font families
* A new release of the bib module, with better support for
   interaction and per-chapter bibliographies
* Some small extensions to \framed
* The database module now supports ASCII (non-TeX) files with CSV
* \setupformulae accepts a conversion parameter now
* More built in math support (matrices etc.)
* A prerelease of the "koeieletters" font
* A new module for R integration
* Itemizations can be randomized (for multiple-choice courseware)
* Support for typesetting OpenMath (via MathML)

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