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It is difficult to give a precise roadmap for the TeXmacs development, because our plans are permanently adjusted as a function of unexpected needs, help by new contributors and personal moods. Nevertheless, we tend to spend a significant time on a few major objectives, while amusing ourselves with the implementation of a few new features. Roughly speaking, our roadmap can therefore be divided into three major parts:

  1. A limited number of major objectives for the upcoming stable versions (1.1 and 1.2).

  2. A certain number of minor objectives, subject to continuous changes, and which progress as a function of available time.

  3. Other projects, which are developed by external contributors, but which occasionnaly require changes in the TeXmacs core.

1.Major objectives for the upcoming stable versions

Our main focus for the next stable version 1.1 (to be released during 2012) is on the improvement of the user interface and documentation. This comprises the following developments:

The next stable version 1.1 should also contain a more robust version of the graphical drawing tool, which is developed by Henri Lesourd. Finally, we plan to create an association for the proposition of free scientific software. One of the objectives of this association is to create a simplified system for making donations to TeXmacs and sell our software and documentation.

Within a slightly longer time period of about one or two years, we have also started to reorganize TeXmacs so as to make it a stable development platform for developments. The aim is to reach as quickly as possible a point where the different parts of TeXmacs are well documented and modularized, so that they can easily be further developed in parallel by different people. Most of these deeper developments will reach their maturity only in the after-next stable version 1.2, and comprise the following items:

2.Other things we are working on

Even though our main focus is on the stabilization of TeXmacs and to make it more suitable for developers, we intend to continue some time on the development on new features. A few points currently have our priority:

3.Ongoing external developments

Some people which are not part of the core development team use TeXmacs for other projects. We do our best to support such external developments and make the necessary changes inside TeXmacs when necessary. Here follows a list of a few initiatives that we are aware of:

If you want to start a project based on TeXmacs, then please let us know.

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