[texhax] May 2008 TUG news: conferences, journals, summer of code, software

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Fri May 9 01:16:05 CEST 2008

Dear TeX users,


- TUG 2008 (http://tug.org/tug2008) will return to Cork, Ireland, again
  hosted by Peter Flynn, July 21-24, 2008.  We've extended the deadline
  for submission of abstracts to May 31, 2008; a few slots are still
  available.  The accepted submissions are listed at
  http://www.ucc.ie/en/tug2008/prog.  Please join us!

- Other upcoming meetings include:
  The second ConTeXt user meeting, in Bohinj, Slovenia,
    August 20-25, 2008: http://meeting.contextgarden.net/2008.

  And a look towards next year:
  - TUG 2009 will be held at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend,
    Indiana, USA, from July 27-31, 2009.
  - EuroTeX 2009 will be held in The Hague, The Netherlands, from
    August 31 through September 4, 2009.


- Issue 2008-1 of the PracTeX Journal has been published; it is
  available at http://tug.org/pracjourn.  The theme of this issue is

- The second (regular) issue of TUGboat for 2008 is nearly complete and
  should make its way to the printer within a couple more weeks.


- We are happy to pass on the news that UK-TUG (http://uk.tug.org) has
  given generous support to the TeX Gyre (fonts) and TeXWorks (front
  end) projects, which TUG has also been sponsoring.  (TUG's overall
  development roadmap document is available via
  http://tug.org/tc/devfund/grants.html.)  Thanks to UK-TUG!

- TUG was selected as one of the organizations to participate in
  Google's Summer of Code 2008, and three projects were funded:
  Christoph Hafmeister with MathTran, Arthur Reutenauer with improving
  Unicode support in TeX extensions, and Mojca Miklavec on enhancing the
  TeXShow documentation system.  http://tug.org/gsoc/ has more info.

- Finally, work on TeX Live 2008 continues apace; the developers 
  still hope that it will be released in time for the TUG'08 conference.

Happy TeXing,
Karl Berry (President) on behalf of the TUG Board

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