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As I understand it, maintenance of beamer was taken over by Joseph Wright. I am interested to know if a new version is planned, for when, which features are expected in it, and what's the proper way of submitting suggestions?

Here are some of the things I would like to see, but I am far from being an expert, not even a seasoned user.

  • Better control of overlays that would make it possible to design complex animations.
  • Columns with automatic overflow from one column to the other
  • Tighter integration with tikz, or perhaps more material in the manual to explain how graphics can be included.
  • Built in support for pop-ups/callouts.
  • User defined modes
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    This looks 'too broad' or possibly 'opinion-based' to me, I'm afraid. I can outline some things, but will wait to see what everyone thinks. – Joseph Wright Jan 25 '14 at 18:46
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    Could also be 'off topic' on the grounds it's addressed to essentially one or perhaps two people. – Joseph Wright Jan 25 '14 at 18:47
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    On the other hand, to me it seems like a good topic for the TeX.SX chat room. – marczellm Jan 25 '14 at 18:53
  • Not sure if I got the answer to the question in the title: Is there a new version on the planning? Would it be OK if I rephrase to ask "What's the status of beamer's further development?" – Yossi Gil Jan 25 '14 at 19:28
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    @Daniel (and others) See texdev.net/2014/01/27/beamer-development – Joseph Wright Jan 27 '14 at 22:07
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As indicated above, the best answer is here: http://www.texdev.net/2014/01/27/beamer-development/

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