[tex-live] Proposal for collection reorganization

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Jun 15 18:27:07 CEST 2006

Hi Karl!

On Mit, 14 Jun 2006, Karl Berry wrote:
>     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?

Ok, ednotes is gone.
the current list:
collection-chemistry plus the following stuff from collection-latexextra
  SIunits -- International System of Units.
  SIstyle -- The SIstyle package.
  alg -- LaTeX environments for typesetting algorithms.
  algorithm2e -- Floating algorithm environment with algorithmic keywords.
  algorithmicx -- The algorithmic style you always wanted!
  algorithms -- Floating algorithm environment.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  pseudocode -- A LaTeX enviromnet for specifying algorithms in a natural
  rst -- Drawing rhetorical structure analysis diagrams in LaTeX
  scientificpaper -- Format a scientific paper for journal publication.
  sciposter -- Make posters of ISO A3 size and larger.
  struktex -- Draw Nassi-Schneidermann charts
  t-angles -- Draw tangles, trees, Hopf algebra operations and other
  textopo -- Annotated membrane protein topology plots.
  unitsdef -- Typesetting units in LaTeX2e.
  youngtab -- Typeset Young-Tableaux.

>     > 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.

No no and no. The tpms are distributed on the collections *without*
overlapping! The overlap is in the schemes only!

The collections do not contain double occurrences of tpm! AND PLEASE

>   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.

No, it is not in basicbin, there is etex-bin!! This is different.

>   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
> basicbin.

Yup context people should speak up if they want it/need it. Otherwise it
will go.

Best wishes


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