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    Oliver Kopp
    @koppor
    Hey! I am tryting to get luaotfload-tool running. However, it fails because "lualibs" cannot be found. 5 years ago, there was texlive-lualibs in debain; that seems to be integrated in texlive-luatex. Think, I do not need to install that package, because it is included in texlive
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     > [13/13] RUN luaotfload-tool --update:
    #16 0.328 /usr/bin/luaotfload-tool:106: module 'lualibs' not found:
    #16 0.328       no field package.preload['lualibs']
    #16 0.328       [kpse lua searcher] file not found: 'lualibs'
    #16 0.328       [kpse C searcher] file not found: 'lualibs'
    Source repository for lualibs: https://github.com/latex3/lualibs/
    Leon
    @adigitoleo
    Hi! Thanks so much for setting up this community. I have found you via the documentation lookup site (the search seems better than ctan already). I use texlive without all of the source/manuals by default, so I've been looking for a simple website like yours to get the manuals that I need, quickly and without hassle. My only comment so far is that it took me a long time to find the website (texdoc.org)... maybe it needs some better SEO or discoverability? In both google and duckduckgo, searching for e.g. "latex documentation" doesn't seem to bring up your site very easily. Maybe asking for a sidebar link at https://www.latex-project.org/help/documentation/ would also be possible?
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    Just some food for thought
    Keiran Harcombe
    @kjharcombe
    Hello I got advised to join by @cereda:matrix.org :)
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    Paulo Cereda
    @cereda
    Hello, Keiran, welcome to the IoT!
    Paulo Cereda
    @cereda:matrix.org
    [m]
    Phew, got my Matrix thingy working again. :)
    Keiran Harcombe
    @kjharcombe
    @benfrank_gitlab Thatโ€™s right. Iโ€™d be quite happy supporting the current projects and anything further. I know I do have an idea for a project that will probably be a tremendous effort. ๐Ÿ˜
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    Keiran Harcombe
    @kjharcombe
    @benfrank_gitlab Iโ€™m not familiar with kotlin but Iโ€™m prepared for a challenge.
    Paulo Cereda
    @cereda:matrix.org
    [m]
    kjharcombeWe do the best we can, and of course sometimes real life stuff stress us a bit. Sometimes Ben Frank carries the piano for a while, then I take a turn. :) Then we buy another piano for no reason. :) IoT is about having legitimate fun, make a difference for being friendly and welcoming. :)
    ooh pianos ๐ŸŽน
    Ben Frank
    @benfrank:matrix.org
    [m]

    Ah, well, do you have coding experience in other languages?

    Context: We have quite a number of issues we'd like to tackle. Among them of course our flagship project arara where there is a wide range of open tasks like bringing the documentation from TeX to markdown (to have the manual available at https://islandoftex.gitlab.io/arara/) which is more like a TeX and pandoc job. But arara has also very demanding technical aspects like the implementation of our Kotlin DSL (to allow rules like https://gitlab.com/islandoftex/arara/-/blob/dsl-development/rules/arara-rule-latexengines.kts). So there are a lot of options to joining the island on any level of coding expertise.

    If you are up to a little challenge we would appreciate help on islandoftex/images/texdoc-online#2. texdoc-online is the software behind https://texdoc.org and it would be awesome to integrate some kind of rating of the suggestions. This would be its own little projects within texdoc-online as you could play around with the frontend and backend.

    A smaller beginner-friendly task could be islandoftex/texplate#9, improving TeXplate, our โ€“ unfortunately not too well known โ€“ templating tool. This could be something where you could work on a rather small codebase but maybe gain some experience in the Kotlin/Java world.

    So if you would say any of the open issues (https://gitlab.com/groups/islandoftex/-/issues) or the aforementioned tasks would be of interest to you, then we can add you as collaborator on the respective project ๐Ÿ™‚

    And of course, if you tackle any of those tasks we would help you, review code, discuss details etc. Anything that helps onboarding ๐Ÿ™‚
    If you have any other ideas/directions, feel free to simply share them. As Paulo Cereda wrote, we are here on the island to have fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Paulo Cereda
    @cereda:matrix.org
    [m]
    :point_up: Edit: kjharcombe We do the best we can, and of course sometimes real life stuff stress us a bit. Sometimes Ben Frank carries the piano for a while, then I take a turn. :) Then we buy another piano for no reason. :) IoT is about having legitimate fun, make a difference for being friendly and welcoming. :)
    Keiran Harcombe
    @kjharcombe

    @benfrank:matrix.org, Iโ€™ve got a fairly good understanding of Markdown, TeX and LaTeX. Language wise Iโ€™ve worked mainly in the usual languages (VB, Xamarin, Xcode, Swift etc)

    The documentation sounds like something right up my alley. If anything else that is documentation oriented comes up then feel free to let me know. :)

    I would be quite interested in working on Texdoc online as well.

    Iโ€™ll also keep an eye on the various projects to see if thereโ€™s anything I can help with. :)

    Hope this helps :)

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    Keiran Harcombe
    @kjharcombe
    @benfrank_gitlab Iโ€™m a Mac user and more specifically Iโ€™m working on Apple M1. Iโ€™ll certainly take pandoc on. See what I can do ๐Ÿ˜
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    Paulo Cereda
    @cereda:matrix.org
    [m]
    Looks like your visa has been granted. :)
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    Keiran Harcombe
    @kjharcombe
    Looks like your visa has been granted. :)Y
    Paulo Cereda
    @cereda:matrix.org
    [m]
    Welcome to IoT, @kjharcombe ! :)
    Keiran Harcombe
    @kjharcombe

    Welcome to IoT, @kjharcombe ! :)

    Thank you :D

    Keiran Harcombe
    @kjharcombe
    I had a thought... Has Texdoc.net been updated to TeX Live 2021?
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    Paulo Cereda
    @cereda:matrix.org
    [m]
    @kjharcombe Hey Keiran, how's it going? We have seen your mail on the TL mailing list, so we wonder if you want to focus on that for now? :)
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    kir0ul
    @kir0ul:matrix.org
    [m]
    What was the name of the band that did the Zelda's cover music of Paulo Cereda's presentation at TUG 2021? ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Paulo Cereda
    @cereda:matrix.org
    [m]
    Enjoy! :)
    kir0ul
    @kir0ul:matrix.org
    [m]
    Just heard about the Island of TeX BTW, really cool project!
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    For example I think the official or semi-official container images of TeX Live was a true need! Thanks for that!
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    Ben Frank
    @benfrank:matrix.org
    [m]
    Oh, and for everyone coming here after Paulo's talk today: We missed to mention https://gitlab.com/islandoftex/archive which provides an archive of older (abandoned) TeX-related projects (hosted on SourceForge or other hosters where it is unclear whether old source code is well preserved). If there are any ideas what's missing, simply reach out to us ๐Ÿ™‚
    Paulo Cereda
    @cereda:matrix.org
    [m]
    If anyone wants to replay my talk, here it is: https://vimeo.com/579959624 ๐Ÿ˜Š
    kir0ul
    @kir0ul:matrix.org
    [m]
    By the way, just for the sake of my curiosity, do you mind if I ask why you chose Kotlin?
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    Paulo Cereda
    @cereda:matrix.org
    [m]
    We can program with COBOL and as long as we are having fun, let's go! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    oh no
    kir0ul
    @kir0ul:matrix.org
    [m]
    Interesting, I thought Kotlin was more on the mobile side of things but it seems I should have a closer look ๐Ÿ˜„
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    Paulo Cereda
    @cereda:matrix.org
    [m]
    And there's even a Kotlin kernel for Jupyter notebooks.
    Kotlin in data science is now a reality. :)
    hmenke
    @hmenke:matrix.org
    [m]
    ๐Ÿฆ†
    Paulo Cereda
    @cereda:matrix.org
    [m]
    ooh quack :)
    hmenke: welcome :)
    hmenke
    @hmenke:matrix.org
    [m]
    Paulo Cereda: While I'm here: Any chance we are going to see native Arara binaries at some point? Kotlin supports building native code: https://kotlinlang.org/docs/mpp-build-native-binaries.html
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    But since I don't speak Kotlin myself, I don't know what kinds of caveats are involved there.
    hmenke
    @hmenke:matrix.org
    [m]
    I already had the feeling that it wouldn't be that easy. Thanks for looking into it.
    Paulo Cereda
    @cereda:matrix.org
    [m]
    Thank you for being so supportive of our projects! โค๏ธ
    hmenke
    @hmenke:matrix.org
    [m]
    What's the size of the IoT TeX Live Docker images? I'm considering using them for CI, but I'm also a little bit concerned about bandwidth, because on those systems unused images are pruned nightly.
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    hmenke
    @hmenke:matrix.org
    [m]
    Ideally you wouldn't install all of TeX Live into a single layer as you are doing right now. The perfect layering would install packages with a similar update frequency in upper layers and base packages in lower layers.
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    Maybe you will find this interesting: https://grahamc.com/blog/nix-and-layered-docker-images
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    Unfortunately, TeX Live's dependency management is suboptimal, to say it politely, so applying this technique will be non-trivial.
    hmenke
    @hmenke:matrix.org
    [m]
    Putting weekly updates in their own layer should work out. There is an upper limit of 125 layers (or so) in a Docker image, but since TeX Live releases only live for a year there can be at most 52 weekly updates.