CTAN update: l3kernel
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Mon Oct 10 01:08:35 CEST 2011
the daemon deposits three large jobs in my lap:
> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contributions: l3kernel,l3packages,l3experimental
> Author's name: LaTeX3 Project
> Author's email: latex-team at latex-project.org
> Package version: SVN 2900
> Locations on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/l3kernel,l3packages,l3experimental/
> Summary description: LaTeX3 programming conventions and supporting stuff
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> Snapshot of SVN 2900
> - A new l3str package is included in l3experimental.
> This provides a range of 'string' functions for LaTeX3,
> for example UTF-8 byte conversions for PDF use.
> - Also new in l3experimental is l3regex, a regular
> expression search and replace module. This works on a
> string basis and so requires l3str. Both l3regex and
> l3str are intended for discussion on LaTeX-L.
> - New "native-drivers" option for expl3 for low-level
> testing of graphics/colour driver code.
> - More functions are now f-type expandable, for example
> - \iow_new:N and \ior_new:N are re-introduced, but at
> this stage are not required for stream use. These
> functions should be used for stream management as they
> may be required in a future snapshot.
> - Experimental \TrimSpaces argument processor in
> xparse (to be discussed on LaTeX-L).
> - A number of minor performance enhancements have been
> carried out.
> - Internal fix so that "check-declarations" option for
> expl3 works correctly.
> - Bug fix in l3fp for trig. functions with exact pi/2
> - Bug fix for coffin typesetting so that coffins are
> typeset with their reference point 'here' as standard.
> - Work on xgalley continues, with a number of improvements
> to the implementation. More changes are planned to this
> module, and will be raised on LaTeX-L in due course.
thanks for the uploads; i've installed the new version, and updated the
catalogue repository (making a first cut catalogue entry for xgalley).
> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
> or they may browse the package directory at
The catalogue entry will change (somewhat) overnight tonight, and at the
same time, the entry for xgalley will appear for the first time).
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