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I'm a PhD student in mathematics. My current research area is diophantine approximation on abelian varieties, which involves algebraic geometry and number theory. French readers can learn more about my math activities on my university webpages.

Like most mathematicians, I discovered LaTeX while writing my Master thesis, but unlike most of my colleagues, I soon came to spend a lot of time playing with it as a programming language and exchanging ideas (and later answering questions) on the Usenet group fr.comp.text.tex.

Later, I developed a few LaTeX packages, then joined the TeX Live team. I also took over development of the texdoc utility shipped with TeX Live. Recently, I've been involved in developing packages for LuaLaTeX. On my blog (in French), I share tips and news on TeX, among other geeky topics.

I love programming (and other aspects of free software development and maintenance). Besides (La)TeX and Lua, I practice Perl and C for TeX Live development. I also enjoy administrating Unix systems.


Apr
5
comment Not display the content of one environment when its content contains one special macro
There are some limitations with this method: 1. the body may not contain material that cannot appear in restricted horizontal mode, and 2. if the body contains material that has global side effects (like incrementing latex counters, defining labels, etc) the side effect will happen once when the content is ignored and twice when it isn't ignored.
Mar
29
awarded  Organizer
Mar
29
revised Unexpected citation behavior: biblatex with biber and authoryear
This doesn't look related to TeX Live, untagging
Mar
26
comment TeX Live 2011: tlmgr not using xz after system upgrade
Maybe your new system has the /tmp partition mounted with noexec, which would explain the errors in tlmgr ouptut.
Mar
21
awarded  Guru
Mar
17
answered About texhash and proper installation of TeXlive
Mar
17
comment About texhash and proper installation of TeXlive
mktexlsr and texhash are the same thing, the later is a symlink to the former.
Mar
14
comment Is there a similar manpage for LaTeX packages/template?
By the way, as the maintainer of texdoc, I'm taking the occasion to emphasize that problem reports as simple as "texdoc <some-package> is not working (with texdoc version and TL version)" are highly appreciated (preferably on the texdoc list, (no need to subscribe)). I really need this input to improve the results since I can't possibly check every package myself. (No need to report pifont of course, wasteofspace kindly did, and it's already fixed anyway.)
Mar
14
comment Is there a similar manpage for LaTeX packages/template?
I guess you're using TeX Live 2009 (on Debian or Ubuntu maybe?). According to my tests, texdoc from TL09 doesn't find anything for pifont, with TL10 it finds psnfss2e.pdf but only in 2nd position, and with TL11 it does the right thing. Unfortunately, upgrading just texdoc is not that easy. However, you may want to install TL 2011 for the many updates (obviously not just texdoc).
Mar
14
comment TeXLive 2011 and pdf graphics problem?
Your link to kerTeX seems wrong. Except of course if you think TeX Live should be demolished ;)
Mar
3
answered Executing Tex Live by SSH command
Feb
27
comment texdoc doesn’t search at $TEXMFHOME
I believe Andrey Vihrov's answer is the correct one. But just for information, texdoc 0.83 appears to find documents even without the <category> component. Which version of texdoc are you using (texdoc --version)?
Feb
27
comment texdoc doesn’t search at $TEXMFHOME
It does looks into TEXMFHOME/doc for at least two reasons: 1. TEXMFHOME is part of a brace-expression that ends with /doc so /doc is appended to each component, and 2. the expression actually ends with // which means to search recursively. Try texdoc kpathsea for details :)
Feb
26
comment If I have TeX Live 2011 how to install a previous version of biblatex (1.0)?
tlmgr already runs texhash, no need to do it again.
Feb
22
answered How to install system wide packages without requiring an ls-R database (with texlive)?
Feb
7
answered Computer powered down during tlmgr update, now tlmgr won't update packages, nor itself
Feb
6
answered Backing up and restoring texlive 2011 (Linux)
Feb
6
comment Backing up and restoring texlive 2011 (Linux)
Step 1 and 2 on slaves are useless. (Unless you use the "symlink" option at installation time.)
Jan
31
comment Customizing texdoc - funny search path
On an unrelated note, I think the result of texdoc cool is clearly suboptimal, so the adjustment you wanted to make to your configuration should actually be incorporated in the default configuration file. I'd like to encourage everyone to report such suboptimal (or wrong) results on the texdoc list so that I can fix them. Such user input is very useful for me to keep making texdoc better. Thanks in advance.
Jan
31
comment Customizing texdoc - funny search path
Speaking as texdoc's author, I think it is a bug in texdoc. More precisely, it was a bug which should be fixed since version 0.81 (shipped with TeX live 2011).