[tex-live] Proposal for collection reorganization

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Jun 12 19:57:00 CEST 2006

Hi all!

Another followup of the followup:

On Mit, 07 Jun 2006, Norbert Preining wrote:
> To sum up the discussion a bit, and report what I have done:
> Content
> 1) Already done moves

see the old email.

> 2) collection-chemistry/-science
> 3) collection-pdfetex

> ad 2) collection-chemistry/-science

My first list was taken without too much objections, so here is another
proposal for collection-science which incorporates all this

collection-chemistry plus the following stuff from collection-latexextra
  SIunits -- International System of Units.  
  begriff -- Typeset Begriffschrift.
  biocon -- Typesetting biological species names
  bitfield -- Draw bit field data structure diagrams.
  bytefield -- Create illustrations for network protocol specifications.
  clrscode -- Typesets pseudocode as in Introduction to Algorithms.
  complexity -- Computational complexity class names
  computational-complexity -- The computational-complexity package.
  ednotes -- Typeset scholarly edition.
  formula -- Typesetting physical units.
  functan -- macros for functional analysis and PDE theory
  hepparticles -- Macros for typesetting high energy physics particle names.
  hepunits -- A set of units useful in high energy physics applications.
  karnaugh -- Typeset Karnaugh-Veitch-maps.
  metre -- Support for the work of classicists
  mhs -- Historical mathematics.
  miller -- Typeset miller indices.
  nassflow -- Drawing Nassi-Schneidermann diagrams and flowcharts.
  newalg -- Format algorithms like Cormen, Leiserson and Rivest.
  objectz -- Macros for typesetting Object Z.
  rst -- Drawing rhetorical structure analysis diagrams in LaTeX
  struktex -- Draw Nassi-Schneidermann charts
  t-angles -- Draw tangles, trees, Hopf algebra operations and other
  textopo -- Annotated membrane protein topology plots.
  youngtab -- Typeset Young-Tableaux.

Please tell me your opinion!

> 3) collection-pdfetex

As Hans explained that context has no necessity whatsoever of the stuff
in pdfetex, I would suggest killing this collection and moving the
packages/tpm contained in it a bit around, please comment to my
  cmap -- Make PDF files searchable and copyable.
        cmap.sty and friends
                to latexrecommended
  etex -- An extended version of TeX, from the NTS project.
        etex.sty, etex.src, etexdefs.lib
                seems to be really basic, where do we put it? into
                collection-basicbin, or collection-basic?
  ifmslide -- Presentation slides for screen and printouts.
  pdf-trans -- Transformations of TeX boxes for pdfTeX.
  pdfcprot -- Activating and setting of character protruding using pdflatex.
  pdfpages -- Include PDF documents in LaTeX.
  pdfscreen -- Support screen-based document design.
  pdfslide -- Presentation slides using pdftex.
  pdftexdef -- The pdftexdef package.
        only source files with test contents, what is this, kill it?
  pdftricks -- Support for pstricks  in pdftex.
        latexextra or pstricks (in the later case note that pstricks does
        not depend on latex)
  pdfwin -- Customizable windows for screen output.
  xbmc -- Skeleton package.
  bin-pdftools -- Support tools for PDF files.
  bin-thumbpdf -- Thumbnails for pdfTeX and dvips/ps2pdf.
        2 "binaries", perl scripts, should be moved to basicbin, or?
  eso-pic -- Add picture commands (or backgrounds) to every page.

and in parallel move microtype to collection-latexrecommended.

Best wishes


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