Publications by topic: LaTeX2e Concepts and Design
From the TUG Conference 2018 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Compatibility in the LaTeX world (handouts)
In this talk I take a look at the major disruptions that have rocked the LaTeX world in the past decades and how we handled them, covering some of the resulting consequences.
In the latest part of this saga a rollback concept for the LaTeX kernel was introduced (around 2015). Providing this feature allowed us to make corrections to the software (which more or less didn’t happen for nearly two decades) while continuing to maintain backward compatibility to the highest degree.
I will give some explanation on how we have now extended this concept to the world of packages and classes which was not covered initially. As the classes and the extension packages have different requirements compared to the kernel, the approach is different (and simplified). This should make it easy for package developers to apply it to their packages and authors to use when necessary.
Video of the talk recorded by IMPA on YouTube: What’s to stay, what’s to go – Compatibility in the LaTeX world
Conference published in TUGboat 39:2, 2018 A rollback concept for packages and classes
From the TUG Conference 2010 (San Francisco, USA)
A brief history of LaTeX — with a prediction
- Chris Rowley
- TUG Conference 2010 (San Francisco, USA)
- Video of the talk: A brief history of LaTeX — with a prediction (via River Valley TV)
From the TUG Conference 2008 (Cork, Irland)
Windows of opportunity: A (biased) personal history of two decades of LaTeX development — Are there lessons to be learned?
- Frank Mittelbach
- TUG Conference 2008 (Cork, Irland)
- Video of the talk: Windows of opportunity: A (biased) personal history of two decades of LaTeX development — Are there lessons to be learned? (via River Valley TV)
- Frank Mittelbach
- Presentation, 1995
- Keywords: LaTeX2e interface, input encoding, font encoding
A presentation held at Brno about the encoding interfaces that LaTeX offers. It discusses the various issues related to input and output encodings.
Under each topic you will find relevant articles and papers on related subjects published by the LaTeX3 project as well as links to videos of their conference presentations.
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- Coding, Testing & Support
- Other topics independent of the LaTeX version