[tex-live] Non-PDF documentation

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Thu Jan 28 19:46:27 CET 2010

Hi Philipp,

Philipp Stephani a écrit :
> are there any plans to convert non-PDF manuals to PDF? I think PS and DVI
> manuals are inconvenient for many because end users generally have no DVI or
> PostScript viewer installed. For example, on Mac OS X, PDFs can be viewed
> natively, whereas DVIs and PSs have to be converted on the fly and look much
> worse.

I agree with you. Actually there are such plans. At least Robin an I have been
converting dvi/ps documentation to pdf (or generating pdf documentation when no
compiled doc was available at all) for some time. As for me, I didn't work on it
recently, perhaps Robin is still taking care of it.

If you want to track packages with only dvi/ps, your help will be very welcome.
Please upload your PDFs to CTAN and we'll import them in TL. (Generally, the
packages concerned are quite old so they may not be integrated in our update
detection system. So, if you upload a pdf and notice it doesn't made it into TL
one week later, please inform us.)

> To be specific, I found at least two packages without PDF documentation:

Last time I checked, there was far more than 2 of them...


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