I’ve been looking after
beamer for a few years, largely ‘by accident’ (this seems to happen quite a lot). Relatively recently, I moved the code from BitBucket to GitHub, largely because there’s a slow drift there for LaTeX projects. The advantage of that is the chance to pick up additional help.
Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed that over the last few months there have been a lot of
beamer check-ins from Louis Stuart. He’s doing excellent work on tackling a lot of tricky
beamer bugs, and I hope this will mean a better user experience. Of course, changing a complex product like
beamer does have some risks, and so it’s also important to get the release set up working smoothly. To that end, I’ve migrated from some custom
Makefile structures to using
l3build (with some new features in the latter to help). That should mean a more regular release schedule. It also means we can integrate testing into the coding: currently there is just the one test, but I’d welcome additions!