# CTAN

## May 17, 2021

Bullseye Presentation

A few years ago, I found that there was not an up-to-date presentation for the upcoming release of Debian at the time. I therefore set about creating one.

This is now an ongoing project, my personal remit is to keep this updated by researching information about the upcoming release(s) of Debian. The next release is Debian 11 (Bullseye) as this is now frozen then I am working on the update.

Presentation is in Beamer, which is a LaTeX package for creating presentations. I am however using Overleaf to create the document.

I am on IRC (oftc) as zleap if anyone wants to discuss further. I will also be at the DebConf Planning meeting on the 24th.

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## April 3, 2021

Tex Live 2021

TeX live 2021 is currently available.

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## April 3, 2021

Tex Live 2021

TeX live 2021 is currently available. I am downloading the iso file via torrent. This also, hopefully helps with distribution.

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## January 6, 2021

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## January 5, 2021

TeX Live Road Map

Posting this, for anyone interested in the 2021 TeXLive Roadmap to release.

TeX Live is intended to be a straightforward way to get up and running with the TeX document production system. It provides a comprehensive TeX system with binaries for most flavors of Unix, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and also Windows. It includes all the major TeX-related programs, macro packages, and fonts that are free software, including support for many languages around the world. Many operating systems provide it via their own distributions.


Plan for TeX Live 2021:
15feb: candidate/final sources committed, test builds begin.
28feb: tlnet (and TL'20) frozen, tlpretest starts, CTAN updates continue there.
15mar: code freeze for final build, major bug fixes only.
27mar: final updates from CTAN, final doc tweaks.
29mar: deliver TL image for TeX Collection packaging/testing.
5apr: deliver TeX Collection DVD image for manufacturing.
10apr: public release (also of MacTeX).
June?: delivery of DVDs to members.


## April 10, 2020

Tex Live 2020

TeXLive2020 available today 10/4/2020

TeX Live is an easy (we hope) way to get up and running with the TeX document production system. It provides a comprehensive TeX system with binaries for most flavours of Unix, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and also Windows. It includes all the major TeX-related programs, macro packages, and fonts that are free software, including support for many languages around the world. Many operating systems provide it via their own distributions.


As I am now using LaTeX for more documents. I have decided to download the TeX Live iso as this is a useful resource to have.

TeXLive is about 3.3gb in total.

I will have a copy of TeXLive 2020. However due to covid-19 physical meetups are off for a few months. I will however endeavour to have a copy for the Tech Jam when it starts up again, hopefully later in 2020.

I can also be contacted in #latex IRC channel on Freenode

You can find me on Friendica at zleap@social.isurf.ca

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## Detexify

Detexify is a great resource if you want to find a common or perhaps an unusual symbol to insert in to your $\LaTeX$ document.

When you go to the Detexify website [1] you are presented with a box to draw your symbol in. For this context I have the symbols tab selected.

So in the example below I have attempted to draw pi $\pi$. You can see that the website has attempted to find symbols resemble the one I have drawn.

It works for all sorts of things as per the two examples below. You don't need to be that good at drawing the symbol as some can be pretty complex.

This also works the other way. You can enter the name and the website will try and find the corresponding symbol as per below. In this case I am using the classify tab.

In both cases the website will tell you which package you can find this symbol in, and which $LaTeX$ command to use. You can find the package on CTAN [5] for more information on how to use that package. Or you can find the documentation on TeXLive [6].

Hopefully this article is helpful and will help. It is also designed to complement the tutorials at Learn LaTeX [3] which is a new resource.

This article can also complement the upcoming 2020 release of TeX Live [6).

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## March 9, 2020

JabRef Update

Not quite following on from my previous post The JabRef bibliography software has been updated.

JabRef is a bibliography manager, to help make .bib files easier to create and manage. It should be possible to upload the output .bib file to Overleaf too.

• Screenshots from Jabref 3.8.2

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There is a #latex channel on the Freenode IRC network.

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## February 18, 2020

Tex Live 2019

As I am now using LaTeX for more documents. I have decided to download the TeX Live iso as this is a useful resource to have.

TeXLive is about 3.3gb in total. But is handy to have, for the resources, and different installers for Linux, Mac, Windows etc.

TeXLive2020 should be available later this year.

I will have a copy of TeXLive 2019 for the next South Devon Tech Jam in case anyone is interested.

You can find me on Friendica at zleap@social.isurf.ca

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## $\LaTeX$ Letters

$\LaTeX$ Letters

In Overleaf, I have used a template letter file with an empty letter body area (or at least minimal). Copying this to a new file, keeps the original body empty for new files.

I have also created letters and letters-sent folders. This helps keep track of which letters are work in progress and which letters have been sent.

Once saved as pdf you can also attach to a e-mail if you wish to send a letter that way.

Use % at the start of a line (for example for the enclosures) to make the line a comment, if you are enclosing anything this can be put back in by removing the % from the start.

Using % makes that line a comment

$\LaTeX$ templates is a really useful website has templates that can help get you started.

I actually feel fairly confident that I could teach or run small workshops to introduce $\LaTeX$ to students but would expect to be paid.

You can find me on Friendica at zleap@social.isurf.ca