[tex-live] Proposal for collection reorganization

Rogério Brito rbrito at ime.usp.br
Thu Jun 8 07:02:07 CEST 2006

On Jun 07 2006, Norbert Preining wrote:
> I would opt for a radical approach to move *everything* which is somehow
> related to natural sciences, linguistic, philosophy etc into this
> package. This way we would get two decent sized collections where
> latexextra contains stuff which is generally usefull, while science
> cotains specific stuff.

I would argue that both Math and Computer Science are kind of "special"
regarding (La)TeX, but I'm also not that much bothered with a -science
package, if it is not huge.

> current -chemistry plus
> (from latex-extra)

Oh, BTW, I have just released a new version of algorithms. I don't know
when you plan on releasing a new TL version, but I would appreciate if
the newest version were included.

BTW #2, I plan on doing a new update of algorithms to help improve the
documentation and incorporate support for new features. If the
"deadline" for the newer TL release is not "real soon now", then I would
like to get this version included in TL.

And I would volunteer to be (another of) Norbert's guinea pig for Debian
packages. :-)

I have in mind having a more or less minimal installation of Linux with
some packages for fellow co-workers to typeset their papers and some of
the systems where I will install things are quite old.

If I can end up with a live CD containing AUCTeX + Emacs + TL (or some
subset of it) and some tools for using the "interweb", then I guess that
I'd help many friends.

Thanks, Rogério Brito.

Rogério Brito : rbrito at ime.usp.br : http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito
Homepage of the algorithms package : http://algorithms.berlios.de
Homepage on freshmeat:  http://freshmeat.net/projects/algorithms/

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