CTAN update: l3kernel

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Mon Oct 10 01:08:55 CEST 2011


the daemon deposits three large jobs in my lap:

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> 
> Names of the 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
>    \int_to_base:...
>  - \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
>    arguments.
>  - 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
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/l3kernel.html
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/l3packages.html
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/l3experimental.html
> or they may browse the package directory at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/l3kernel/
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/l3packages/
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/l3experimental/

The catalogue entry will change (somewhat) overnight tonight, and at the
same time, the entry for xgalley will appear for the first time).

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team


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