[tex-live] [LONG] Improving TeX package classification and the associated documentaion

Joachim Schrod jschrod at acm.org
Mon Jul 2 17:27:26 CEST 2007

Florent Rougon wrote:
> Well, probably not, but I don't think it's a big problem:
>   - if package maintainers write their own metadata, well, that's great

Sadly, Your assumption does not fit reality. Even the few authors 
who tried to submit TeX catalogue files got it mostly wrong. For 
many submissions, one even has to ask for READMEs and PDF 
documentation files.

>   - the most important packages (geometry, graphicx, etc.) will get
>     tagged in a reasonable timeframe by either their maintainer or by
>     volonteers (yeah, could be me, but preferably some LaTeX guru :).

I am *very* sceptical that you will find gurus that will help in 
tagging packages. Otherwise the Catalogue would not be maintained 
by just a handful of persons (and Robin does 80% of the work there 
singlehandedly), such gurus would give a hand there, too.


Joachim Schrod				Email: jschrod at acm.org
Roedermark, Germany

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