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Build your LaTeX documents with GitHub Actions

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LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, and it's the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents.

I think the Git version control system fits perfectly when it comes to collaborative, scientific writing. It's superior to the Google Docs style of Overleaf.

Installing a full LaTeX system takes up a considerable amount time and space on your hard drive. I heard about Tectonic during the PackagingCon 2021 and immediately I knew that's the kind of stuff I want to deploy on GitHub Actions.

Tectonic is a modernized, complete, self-contained TeX/LaTeX engine, powered by XeTeX and TeXLive. (...) Tectonic automatically downloads support files so you don’t have to install a full LaTeX system in order to start using it. If you start using a new LaTeX package, Tectonic just pulls down the files it needs and continues processing. The underyling “bundle” technology allows for completely reproducible document compiles.


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Build and preview LaTeX documents with GitHub Actions


Build and preview LaTeX documents with GitHub Actions


  • Open a Build request and submit your LaTeX code.
  • Fork this repository, apply your changes to build/main.tex and open a pull request.

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