What is publications.li?

publications.li is a portal dedicated to academic publications. It offers three services:

Upgrade of blue.publications.li September 2014

Blue, the web-based real-time collaborative LaTeX editor of publications.li will soon be upgraded. We are very excited to upgrade it to a new version with many great features. You can already use it at http://demo.bluelatex.org Before the upgrade, please: 1) download your papers (button “Backup”) 2) let us know if you have an important deadline …

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The History of BlueLatex

BlueLatex is a real-time collaborative Latex editor (try it on Blue) BlueLatex has a long history. In 2009, prototypes were written in PHP to explore the ideas of writing Latex code in a browser and automated compilation on the server. With the discovery of the collaborative editor Gobby and later mobwrite, Martin hacked a first …

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blue.publications.li: an open-source collaborative LateX web editor

Hi all, We are about to open-source the code of blue.publications.li. This would be the first real time collaborative LateX editor going open-source. It will be called \Blue (backslash-blue), the backslash being rooted in TeX. In short: – the code will be published with an Apache-like licence – the project will be hosted on Github, …

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The architecture of BlueLaTeX

Hi all, you may wonder how blue.publications.li runs? Well it consists of a software application called BlueLaTeX. BlueLaTeX has two main components. The server side software is responsible of two things. First sharing the text changes in real-time between co-authors, this is done in Python using the excellent mobwrite. Second, it compiles the LaTeX documents, …

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