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

Uwe Siart uwe.siart at tum.de
Thu Jul 30 15:35:22 CEST 2009

Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> writes:

> Hi Philipp,
> Philipp Stephani wrote:
>> 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.
> Not the best of arguments, especially not in the TeX world where
> historical data is so important.

ACK. I really run scared when I imagine the conclusion you would draw
from a web search for Word against LaTeX.

>> and the last update to the NTG classes was around 2004. Are these
>> classes still in active development and usage?
> But, did something change between then and now so that they need
> developed further?

I'd also vote for caution here. The fact that last modified is far in
the past does not tell anything about usefulness. Furthermore it can be
an indication of technical maturity.


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