[tex-live] Stop providing a4.sty and a4wide.sty for texlive-2009

Philipp Stephani st_philipp at yahoo.de
Thu Jul 30 14:53:04 CEST 2009

Robin Fairbairns schrieb:
> Frank Küster <frank at kuesterei.ch> wrote:
>> Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>>> the name a4.sty itself appears [used to appear] once on ctan:
>>>   macros/latex209/contrib/misc/a4.sty
>>> and i've moved that one (and the corresponding a4wide.sty) to
>>> ctan:obsolete.  such a move makes little change to the way people will
>>> view the packages, but it does provide a reference point for explaining
>>> why those particular files are unreliable.
>> Couldn't we move those files to a collection obsolete, then?
> the 2.09 files, sure; but i didn't think texlive holds them.
> there are several a4.sty in texlive; one in ntgclass, and several in
> kopka
> i wouldn't split ntgclass.

Question: Does anyone actually use ntgclass any more? I've done a web
search as well as a Google Code search, and I've found that the usage of
these classes isn't too widespread. For example:

NTG classes, 32 results

Memoir, 92 results

KOMA-Script, 1000 results

standard classes, 27400 results

and the last update to the NTG classes was around 2004. Are these
classes still in active development and usage?

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