# [metapost] mpman: title page

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri Feb 29 16:48:23 CET 2008

Troy Henderson wrote:
>> Currently, we use \maketitle to build the title page,
>> but I think we should switch to the titlepage environment.
>
> Is there some reason you prefer the titlepage environment over
> \maketitle?  I have no preference, I would just like to know why you
> (and perhaps others) prefer one over the other.
>
>>  Additionally, I'd like to have the creating date on the title page again.
>
> So something like
>
> \date{documented version: 1.000\\\today}
>
> Is this what you are suggesting?

\today only tells you when the document was last compiled, and that is
useless information.  It makes more sense to do something with the
svn:date tag (I assume there is an svn package on ctan?). I've set
up the manual tex files to do Id and Date substitution, but you