[tex-live] Bug#561836: please include revtex4 in addition to revtex4.1

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 02:35:01 CET 2009

On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 23:14:48 +0000, Karl Berry wrote:
>     I think it is a matter of time when somebody as for revtex4 class option
>     wrapper in order to use documents written using revtex4 package.

> FYI, I suggested that to the APS as soon as I realized what had happened
> with revtex4.1 (ie, that revtex4.cls had disappeared).  They rejected
> the idea.  I don't know the official way to send them feedback.

> Meanwhile, Norbert has reinstalled revtex4 (from TL07).  It should be
> available in TL after tonight's build.

I read again carefully page
and didn't find any note that revtex 4.1 is a replacement for
revtex4, only recommendation to use revtex 4.1 for submission.

So, I think this was sort of misunderstanding: revtex4.1 is _not_
replacement for revtex4 and removing it from TL (and CTAN) was a

Files belong to revtex4.1 package have different names than in revtex4
(cp. revtex4.cls and revtex4-1.cls) so they _could_ be used in parallel.

(Though there may be problems: revtex4.1 relies on natbib 8.3, I'm not
sure would revtex4 work with this version of natbib or not.)

Best wishes, Vladimir

You're right. Can you explain this to my wife? 
	-- Seen on c.o.l.development.system, on the subject of extra terminals

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