Release Notes 2005

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Context 2005.12.19

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on December 19, 2005.

New features:

  • A regime for latin-9 (ISO 8859-15), this is the modified version of latin-1 that includes the euro sign. Usage:
\useregime[il9]
\enableregime[il9]

Bugfixes:

  • Context 2005.12.18 accidentally broke unicode characters
  • Loading of pdffontfileresources is made more robust

Context 2005.12.18

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on December 18, 2005.

New features:

  • LucidaBright metrics added (in cont-fnt.zip)
  • LatinModern updated to 0.99.3 release (cont-lmt.zip)
  • Extended support for the Zapf font collection CD
  • Extended chinese support (still experimental)

Bugfixes: A rather long list of small bugfixes, please follow the link to the details page for more information on those.

Context 2005.12.01

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on December 1, 2005.

New features:

  • One additional file, containintg ConTeXt tools for use in the SciTE editor, like spellchecking.

Two bugfixes:

  • A trap for trial typesetting in figure feedback
  • load extra mapfiles for euler and ams typescrips

Context 2005.11.30

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on November 30, 2005.

New features:

  • A support module for loading DraTex
  • Itemgroups now accept a command parameter. This allows \item c.s. to work on bits of the following paragraph, like so:
\def\MyItemCommand#1{{\bf#1}\quad}
\setupitemgroup[itemize][command=\MyItemCommand]
   
\startitemize
\item {test} is this okay?
\item {test} is this okay?
\item {test} is this okay?
\stopitemize
  • Extension for the use of marks in column sets using a new, three-argument, call to \getmarking :
\getmarking[subsection][1][first] % column 1
\getmarking[subsection][3][first] % column 3
  • A set of font synonyms to enable easy ligature prevention (esp. useful in XML)
\usetypescript[serif][handling][noligs] 
\definetypeface[mine][rm][serif][latin-modern][default][encoding=texnansi]
\definetypeface[mine][rm][serif][latin-modern][default][encoding=texnansi]
  
\setupbodyfont[mine,10pt]
  
\starttext
asjemenou-het--lijkt---te----werken
\stoptext
  • \setupinterlinespace[auto] makes interline (double) spacing work even across bodyfont switches
  • new system modes for the current language:
{\language[nl]
 \startmode[*en] english \stopmode
 \startmode[*nl] dutch   \stopmode
 \language[en]
 \startmode[*en] english \stopmode
 \startmode[*nl] dutch   \stopmode}

Bug fixes:

  • ConTeXt now allows more MP specials, on user request (through \manyMPspecials). This is sometimes needed when MetaPost is called in-between runs instead of using the shell_escape mechanisms
  • use TEXMFTE and TEXMFGW in type-tmf.dat. This allows texfont to function correctly under gwtex.
  • Use the new map file names for the font families/typescripts antt, iwona, and kurier.
  • Footnote markers no longer appear in headings

Context 2005.11.24

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on November 24, 2005.

New features:

  • As of this version, ConTeXt has a new zip archive: cont-fnt.zip. This zip will contain font support files. Currently included are texfont-generated metric and map files for these font families (with their typescript names in braces):
    • Adobe Utopia (utopia)
    • Bitstream Charter (charter)
    • Antykwa Poltawskiego (antykwa-poltawskiego)
    • URW Bookman (bookman)
    • URW Nimbus Mono (courier)
    • URW Nimbus Sans (helvetica)
    • URW Century Schoolbook (schoolbook)
    • URW Palladio (palatino)
    • URW Nimbus Roman No9 (times)
    • URW Chancery (chancery)
  • \txt is a new command to be used like \item, \head and \sym inside itemgroups (e.g. '\startitemize ... \stopitemize')
  • texmfstart can be used to generate the stub commands like 'texfont' now

Bugs fixed:

  • the new texexec (in ruby) has gained some backward compatibility switches, like pdfarrange.
  • The incorrect LMSans-Italic font mapping has been fixed
  • The command \usetypescript[adobekb][ec] works properly now

Context 2005.11.16

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on November 16, 2005.

New features:

  • As of this version, ConTeXt has a new zip archive: cont-ext.zip. This zip contains a selected set of the third-party modules from the modules site. Currently, it contains only the ConTeXt Lettrines.

Bugs fixed:

  • some ongoing bugfixes to the new ruby scripts
  • \sqrt can now again be used in ToCs and captions (etc.)
  • \type can again be used in subcaptions of \startcombination
  • Some visualization macros no longer causes an eternal loop

Context 2005.11.15

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on November 15, 2005.

New features:

  • A new key in \setupregister: prefix=, This controls page prefixes in index ranges
  • New functionality: indentnext=auto. Blank lines in the source are taken into account when indextnext=auto is in effect. A really short example of usage would be:
 
\setupindenting[small,yes]
\setupformulas[indentnext=auto]
\starttext
\startformula a = b\stopformula

\input tufte % blank line => with indentation

\startformula a = b\stopformula
\input tufte % no blank line => no indentation

\stoptext

Bugs fixed:

  • A bug in the new "extension of definitions inside assignments" feature in 2005.11.11 accidentally broke the non-english interfaces.

Context 2005.11.14

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on November 14, 2005.

  • New key: align= now allows the keys from \setupalign, e.g.:
\framed[align={normal,stretch,verytolerant}]{...}
  • bugfixes

Context 2005.11.11

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on November 11, 2005.

News compared to the 2005.10.27 version:

  • Additional dvips map files for Latin Modern
  • context-base.map removed
  • support for Waldi's Symbols added
  • support for intercolumn spaces in natural tables
  • support for extension of definitions inside assignments

Bugs fixed:

  • mptopdf sometimes had trouble starting the pdfetex executable
  • sometimes externalimage-s in metafun disappeared
  • EC encoded text in math mode should now be ok (\ccaron c.s.)
  • lots of small register (index) fixes to newtexutil
  • a bug in \type that prevented the compilation of the pdftex manual.
  • some other (minor) bugs

Context 2005.11.09

This release was (somewhat) broken.

Context 2005.10.27

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on October 27, 2005.

  • Synchronized with the new Latin Modern release. When updating, do not forget to fetch the new [cont-lmt.zip]

[mirror1] [mirror2] as well!

  • Support for file preprocessing
  • Various bugfixes

Context 2005.08.31

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on August 31, 2005.

  • Defined enumerations can now have titles and can be associated to lists
  • Improved special driver for dvipdfmx
  • some smaller bugfixes, including a few translations

Context 2005.08.19

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on August 19, 2005.

  • A kpsefast ruby module that fakes kpsewhich
  • documentation patches from luigi scarso
  • encoding patches from mojca miklavec
  • sorting fix from vit zyka
  • a few other bugfixes

Context 2005.08.15

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on August 16, 2005.

  • \setuplist[sectionnumber=]
  • \setuphead[hang=]
  • many encoding table improvements
  • extra Iwona/Kurier typescripts
  • other bugfixes

Context 2005.08.03

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on August 3, 2005.

  • new symbol set fonts from Janusz M. Nowacki

Context 2005.08.01

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on August 2, 2005.

  • on-the-fly file prepocessing
  • some minor bugfixes

Context 2005.07.30

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on July 31, 2005.

  • a bit of development to the ruby scripts
  • some very minor bugfixes

Context 2005.07.27

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on July 28, 2005.

  • extra scite support
  • better texexec checksumming
  • slovenian character conversion
  • xml entities in tuo file cleaned up
  • optionally make ec-encoded pdfs better searchable in Acrobat5 and lower
  • some other bugfixes

Context 2005.07.21

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on July 21, 2005.

  • bugfixes

Context 2005.07.20

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on July 20, 2005.

  • better miktex support in the ruby modules
  • ruby texexec can be used as a replacement for perl texexec
  • new \indenting implementation
  • new \startlines implementation
  • bugfixes

Context 2005.07.13

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on July 19, 2005.

  • mptopdf now supports metafun when running metapost itself
  • ruby version of texutil is now (almost) complete
  • type-pre.tex is re-instated
  • repeat-style numbering for enumerations (\setupitemize)
  • support for printable viewer layers (pdf)
  • antykwa-torunska typescript finalized
  • bugfixes

Context 2005.06.27

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on June 27, 2005.

  • bugfixes (see the detailed page for a list)
  • esp.: \switchtobodyfont accepts previously undefined sizes again

Context 2005.06.21

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on June 21, 2005.

This is mostly a bugfix release (a dozen or so bugs are fixed), but there is also a bit of extra fuctionality:

  • texexec dvips support (with automatic mapfile processing)
  • support for the Swift typeface
  • Unicode vectors 0x033 and 0x034

Context 2005.06.07

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on June 7, 2005.

  • a number of small bugfixes

Context 2005.06.03

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on June 3, 2005.

  • dvipdfmx mapfile support
  • texexec --version bugfix

Context 2005.06.02

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on June 3, 2005.

  • New textools option: --merge
Merges new files into an existing tree (after some checking)
  • Support for files generated by metapost 0.901
  • Map file fixes for CMBX5 vs. CMBX12 messup introduced in 20050525

Context 2005.06.01

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on June 1, 2005.

  • New texexec switch: --local
  • Some minor bugfixes

Context 2005.05.30

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on May 30, 2005.

  • Bugfixes in the engine code (shell escaping)
  • Paper size specials in dvi (dvips) mode
  • Some other small bugfixes

Context 2005.05.25

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on May 25, 2005.

  • Latin Modern is now the default typescript family, resulting in a lot of changes for the newest release of the font family.
  • New, generic language (pattern and exception) files are included. This makes languages hyphenatable in multiple font encodings during the same run, see mpattern.pdf for details
  • Typescript support is added for ITC Bauhaus, Melior, Optima (commercial), Iwona, Iwona-light, Kurier, Kurier-light (free fonts), and the typescripts for ITC stone and Antykwa Torunska are extended.
  • External figures are no longer searched for in the main texmf tree. Use
\setupexternalfigures[location={local,global,default}]
if you want the old behaviour back.
  • Lots of fixes to the engine support in texexec (but apparently this is not yet 100% reliable)
  • Low-level ancient greek support
  • Support for svg images (pdf mode only)
  • New system modes are available to check if your are inside one of the product-related objects: component / product / project / environment
  • Lots and lots of smaller stuff

Context 2005.01.31

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on January 31, 2005.

  • Unicode support for Cyrillic and Greek updates
  • Hebrew support
  • a few bugfixes

Context 2005.01.26

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on January 27, 2005.

  • lots of extra functionality added to CtxTools (v 1.2.0 now): --purgefiles, --documentation, --filterpages (all from texutil originally); and better commandline help
  • a few bugfixes

Context 2005.01.24

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on January 25, 2005.

  • TeXExec version 5.2.4 supports --pdftrim
  • Per-description setting of variables
  • Switch to latin modern fonts instead of cmr + various local versions
  • Support for the qx encoding
  • The base35 postscript fonts are now avialable by default
  • An extension for symbols that allows fetching one symbol in a collection directly.
  • A hook in the list setups to make use of that change
  • bugfixes

Context 2005.01.13

This version of ConTeXt was uploaded on January 13, 2005.

  • The distribution now contains Taco's bib module and related files
  • The TeXShow program now uses the XML versions of the interface definition files, the .tws variants have been removed
  • Math font definitions (esp. lucida/euler) are completed and improved, resulting in more robust mixed math usage
  • Improved support for the newly much enlarged AntykwaTorunska font family
  • Context support files for the "jedit" editor added
  • SVG figure inclusion support in PDF.
  • Dan Luecking's patch to supp-pdf.tex
  • Bugfixes and cleanup