[texhax] May 2004 TUG news: early bird membership, discounts on books, tugboats, conferences, development fund

tug-news at tug.org tug-news at tug.org
Wed May 26 01:47:32 CEST 2004

Dear TeX user,

The latest installment of the TUG newsletter:

1) The early bird discount for 2004 TUG memberships expires May 31.
If you'd like to renew or join, please see http://tug.org/join.html.

New or renewing 2004 members can now choose to get TeX Live 2003 instead
of (the not-yet-released) TeX Live 2004, or both for an extra $15.
Thanks to several comp.text.tex posters for suggesting this.

2) Through a new affiliation with the Pearson publishing group, which
includes Addison-Wesley, we can now happily offer a 30% discount and
free (within the USA) shipping on any Pearson book (their other imprints
include Prentice-Hall, New Riders, and many others).  Also, TUG receives
a commission on each book sold.  
We'd like to thank Pearson for giving us this opportunity.

3) The Practical TeX conference will take place in San Francisco, July
19-22.  A tentative schedule, list of participants, online registration,
and other information are all available through the web:

The group rate on hotel rooms is only available through June 18; after
that, rooms are on a "space available" basis and the rate will probably
be double or more.  So sign up early if you're coming!

4) TUG 2004 will take place in Xanthi, Greece, August 30-September 3.
Its registration and list of accepted papers are likewise available online:

5) Preprints for the 2004 annual meeting have been sent to the printer
and should arrive in all 2004 members' mailboxes within a few weeks, as
a special publication from TUG.  There will be two regular issues of
TUGboat for 2004 to follow in due course.

The final proceedings will be printed as a volume in Springer-Verlag's
prestigious series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, and available
at the conference or through Springer.

The details and reasoning for this unusual arrangement are spelled out
at http://tug.org/TUGboat/Pres/pres-tb79.html.

Production of the three issues of TUGboat for the 2003 membership
year is continuing.  The proceedings of the TUG 2003 conference will
probably be the first to be completed.

6) We are happy to announce a grant by the TeX Development Fund to
Boguslaw Jackowski and Janusz Nowacki, for continuing development of the
Latin Modern fonts (the first release was included in TeX Live 2003).

We welcome applications for development of any aspect of the TeX system.

As always, please don't hesitate to contact us for any reason.

Best wishes,
Karl Berry (president)
on behalf of the TUG board

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