LyX got a small maintenance update, the current version is now 2.1.1. It's important to update, if you already use v2.1.0, since there's a serious bug which was handled now: with 2.1.0 data loss could occur when LyX would crash during saving, leaving the document fiel corrupted. Though the exact cause is not clear yet, the developers implemented a workaround: now LyX renames the original file bevor saving, keeping it as a temporary backup. This file could be used for restoring, just in a case of such a crash.
You know the drill: When writing a scientific paper, correctly referring to related work is both tedious and important. Sometimes, you know the author and the title, but it takes time to find out exactly when and in what journal other papers are published, or you are just to lazy to fill in the page numbers and the DOI by hand. BetterBib is now here to help you out with these tasks.
TeX Live 2013 is now frozen, and before the release of version 2014 there is a pretest time. So while stable installations can remain untouched, interested users can already install the new TeX Live 2014 for testing it.
PGF / TikZ 3.0 has been published on CTAN. It's been already available on SourceForge for some days, but since the upload on CTAN we can consider the release as official and installable on TeX Live and MiKTeX using the package managers.
A lot of new features has been added to TikZ, still there's a focus on perfect backward compatibility.
Contest: Write an Article - Win the LaTeX Companion!
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Written by Stefan Kottwitz
Sunday, 20 October 2013 11:59
LaTeX-Community.org is glad to be able to offer a free copy of The LaTeX Companion ebook, the author Frank Mittelbach provided a download code for the ebook version, which is available as bundle in EPUB, MOBI and PDF format. One of our users can win it!
It's the newly published ebook Version of the LaTeX Companion written by Frank Mittelbach, Michel Goossens, Johannes Braams, David Carlisle, and Chris Rowley. From the book's web page:
The LaTeX Companion has long been the essential resource for anyone using LaTeX to create high-quality printed documents. This completely updated edition brings you all the latest information about LaTeX and the vast range of add-on packages now available--over 200 are covered! Full of new tips and tricks for using LaTeX in both traditional and modern typesetting, this book will also show you how to customize layout features to your own needs--from phrases and paragraphs to headings, lists, and pages.
Version 1.10 of pgfplots has been released. It offers a new solution for fill the area between plots. Until now, people could use stacked plots to achieve such fillings or program it on their own. pgfplots now does it also with a focus on a minimum of required compiling time.