Typesetter's Desk
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Typesetter's Desk (Copyright (C) 2022, Michael O'Leary) is a free and open source project released under the terms of the GNU General Public license, Version 2. The program is an integrated development environment specialized for typesetting.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Typesetter's Desk is written by Michael O'Leary, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. He began programming Typesetter's Desk to create a LaTeX shell that aligned with his workflow. The project also served as a means to learn Qt. Work on the program was sporadic at first, but recent development became more earnest. The reason being that during this time the program was used to write the textbook, Linear Algebra (Wiley, 2021). With the addition of new features, the program is now at the stage that it should be considered for public release as open source software.

Michael O'Leary received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, Irvine, in 1994, specializing in algebra and logic. He has written a total of four books: The Structure of Proof: With Logic and Set Theory (Prentice Hall, 2002), Revolutions of Geometry (Wiley, 2010), A First Course in Mathematical Logic and Set Theory (Wiley, 2016), and the aforementioned Linear Algebra. The author is a nearly life-long computer enthusiast, mostly being self-taught, is a member of the TeX Users Group, and is an Arch Linux and KDE Plasma user.