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From: tlaronde@polynum.com
To: Atticus <grobe0ba@gmail.com>
Cc: 9fans <9fans@9fans.net>
Subject: [9fans] Re: kerTeX: Update for LaTeX3 compatibility
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2022 08:29:26 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Yl0FRp6sBpLEHz1S@polynum.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAJiDx7nJxm1TFP2+Us1nJzNqZnyXMP5vQ6xv=vrH_5GzJLSAyQ@mail.gmail.com>

Hello,

Le Sun, Apr 17, 2022 at 07:48:17PM -0500, Atticus a écrit :
> 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.

I don't use LaTeX myself, neither ;-)

> 
> 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'.

There seems to be spurious (and recent) problems with the server. The
permissions are OK, but I have encountered too random problems
(killing the download and restarting always solved it). I don't host the
server (it is an ISP) and I will have to try to find what has been going wrong
recently (maybe the CDN that I selected at one moment; then disabled
because there were problems; and since I renewed the lending, perhaps it
has been reset back).

Thanks for the report and the encouragement!

Best,

T. Laronde

> 
> 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

-- 
        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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Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-04-17 19:34 [9fans] " tlaronde
2022-04-18  0:48 ` Atticus
2022-04-18  6:29   ` tlaronde [this message]

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