CTAN update: fixme

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Mon Sep 21 20:09:20 CEST 2009

This update should within a day be at your local mirror.

Jim Hef{}feron
Saint Michael's College


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: FiXme
Version number: 4.0
Author's name: Didier Verna
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/
Summary description: A collaborative annotation tool for LaTeX documents
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
I'm happy to announce FiXme version 4.0

#### WARNING: this is a major release containing many new
features and heavy
#### internals refactoring. FiXme 4.0 comes with
unprecedented flexibiity,
#### unrivalled extensibility and unchallenged

What's new in version 4.0
* Support for collaborative annotations
  suggested by Michael Kubovy
** Support for "targeted" notes and environments
   (highlighting a portion of text), suggested by Mark
** Support for "floating" notes
   (not specific to any portion of text), suggested by
Rasmus Villemoes.
** Support for alternate layout autoswitch in TeX's inner mode
   suggested by Will Robertson.
** Support for automatic language tracking in multilingual
** Support for themes
** Extended support for user-provided layouts
** Support for key=value argument syntax in the whole user
** New command \fxsetup
** Homogenize log and console messages
** Heavy internals refactoring

FiXme is a collaborative annotation tool for LaTeX
documents. Annotating a
document refers here to inserting meta-notes, that is, notes
that do not
belong to the document itself, but rather to its development
or reviewing
process. Such notes may involve things of different
importance levels, ranging
from simple "fix the spelling" flags to critical "this
paragraph is a lie"
mentions. Annotations like this should be visible during the
development or
reviewing phase, but should normally disapear in the final
version of the

FiXme is designed to ease and automate the process of
managing collaborative
annotations, by offering a set of predefined note levels and
layouts, the
possibility to register multiple note authors, to reference
annotations by
listing and indexing etc. FiXme is extensible, giving you
the possibility to
create new layouts or even complete "themes", and also comes
with support for

FiXme homepage:


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