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From: Atticus <grobe0ba@gmail.com>
To: 9fans <9fans@9fans.net>
Cc: tlaronde@polynum.com
Subject: [9fans] kerTeX: Update for LaTeX3 compatibility
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2022 19:48:17 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJiDx7nJxm1TFP2+Us1nJzNqZnyXMP5vQ6xv=vrH_5GzJLSAyQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YlxruBPZgp3SBd20@polynum.com>

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Thierry,

Thanks for more excellent work on KerTeX. I don't use LaTeX myself, just
good old plain TeX, but I always turn to KerTeX for that.

There does seem to be some minor permissions issues on downloads.kergis.com
at the moment, affecting get_mk_install.sh, kertex_bundle.tar, and possibly
other files. Those two at least consistently return `403 Forbidden'.

The individual source tarballs don't seem to affected.


Thanks again for all the hard work,

-- Byron Grobe

On Sun, Apr 17, 2022, 14:35 <tlaronde@polynum.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> LaTeX3 requires additional primitives neither present in TeX nor e-TeX
> and I had hence to develop these primitives on the TeX/e-TeX engine. The
> result is Prote (MIT licensed change file), compatible with TeX, with
> e-TeX and providing the primitives required now by the latest LaTeX
> developments. Some additional file handling had to be developed as
> well (\input primitive) and this has been done too (this was a major
> work also).
> 
> I have published a new version of kerTeX, with the LaTeX recipe
> (latex.sh) updated as well so that kerTeX will progressively return
> being really "live" that is: taking whatever is current on CTAN to
> update packages with a seldom need to update the recipe itself (since I
> was blocked by the new LaTeX development, I had to cache the "old"
> versions of the CTAN packages on my site so that everything will not
> fail due to the LaTeX evolution).
> 
> I have tested an early version on 9front/amd64 and there was no error.
> If I find the time (I'm short on it right now) I will test it also with
> 9legacy/rpi.
> 
> Future directions: Prote is an uniq engine compatible with standard TeX,
> with e-TeX and now with LaTeX requirements. I'd like to make it able to
> be the formatting engine for *roff macros too so that an uniq program
> will be able to do all. It still depends on nothing but only
> on libc (with the exception of one file related primitive, it was even
> only standard C libc, not requiring even POSIX.1). And it is
> unencumbered.
> 
> FWIW,
> --
> Thierry Laronde <tlaronde +AT+ polynum +dot+ com>
>              http://www.kergis.com/
>             http://kertex.kergis.com/
>                http://www.sbfa.fr/
> Key fingerprint = 0FF7 E906 FBAF FE95 FD89  250D 52B1 AE95 6006 F40C

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2022-04-17 19:34 tlaronde
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