[tex-live] Proposal for collection reorganization

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Thu Jun 15 01:31:30 CEST 2006

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

Besides those already mentioned, ednotes is definitely not "science".
Where does the science list stand now?

    > 3) collection-pdfetex

In general, I suspect most of the packages in collection-etex are
already in other collections.  Anyway, I have no particular problem with
your suggestions.

  etex -- An extended version of TeX, from the NTS project.
                seems to be really basic, where do we put it? into
                collection-basicbin, or collection-basic?

It is already in basicbin, which is where it should stay.

  pdfscreen -- Support screen-based document design.
I'd say latexextra.

  pdftexdef -- The pdftexdef package.
        only source files with test contents, what is this, kill it?
I already did kill it.

  bin-thumbpdf -- Thumbnails for pdfTeX and dvips/ps2pdf.
        2 "binaries", perl scripts, should be moved to basicbin, or?
It seems apparent that the whole installation of thumbpdf needs
reexamination.  In any case, it seems more like binextra to me than


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