[tex-live] TL packages

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Mon Jun 7 12:46:15 CEST 2004

Sebastian Rahtz :

> The following packages are not updated, because I don't feel strong enough
> to look at them and understand what they are etc. are they exciting?
>  acrotex arabtex bardiag barr bibweb cheq chroma cm-lgc cmastro
>  easylatex euroitc eurosans grkfinst latexmk makecirc metatex
>  mimetex ntgclass ofntinst png2pdf psgreek psnfss-source slantsc
> is ArabTeX free of license problems now?

I haven't seen anyone saying anything about latexmk ...

In short latexmk is a perl script for ensuring full update of latex files.
That is making sure all crossreferences and citations and indexes are upto
date, that is running latex the apropriate number of times needed.

Basically http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/latexmk/ says it all

I find it very usefull and have taught several people to use it with great
succes. Particularly the continuously preview is nice to have when
correcting spelling errors.

Though it needs a perl installation.


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