[tex-live] Documentation license

Robert Alessi alessi at robertalessi.net
Thu Mar 9 09:47:41 CET 2017

Hi everyone,

Thank you very much for your replies and your help.  I will try to
follow all of your advices.  First I will adapt my makefile to make
the .el file go to doc/ in my TDS archive which is I think the most
widely used directory for this kind of files.

Then I will contact the maintainers of AUCTeX as Reinhard and Arash
suggested.  However, it has to be noted that I currently have three
projects under heavy development, so it's very likely that my .el
files be often modified at least for the next six months to come.  It
may be wise to wait a little before making these part of such stable a
project as AUCTeX.

Thank you for the patch, Arash.  I will send you the comments and
questions I have later on.

Many thanks to all of you for your time!  I'm very grateful.


-- Robert

On Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 07:30:29PM +0100, Gerd Neugebauer wrote:
> > On 07 March 2017 at 18:29 Robert Alessi <alessi at robertalessi.net> wrote:
> > One finalfinal question: I also added a .el AUCTeX style file for my
> > package. Where should it go in the TDS tree? In source/ or in doc/?
> > I've seen such files in either directory so far.
> I am not an expert in TDS. I would guess they belong in something
> like emacs -- which does not exist. Right now they are mainly
> scattered across the doc directory.  Maybe you should just leave it
> to the distributions. Maybe the scripts are smart enough to find a
> good place for Emacs lisp files.

On Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 11:13:14PM +0100, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> Shouldn't it better be shipped with AUCTeX?  AFAIK AUCTeX doesn't look
> for .el files in TEXMF trees.

On Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 10:10:07PM +0000, Karl Berry wrote:
> It doesn't matter. Either one. For it to be used, a user will have to
> arrange to load it, or copy it to an Elisp dir, or some such. It is the
> same for many non-TeX file types. --best, k.

On Wed, Mar 08, 2017 at 11:36:26AM +0100, Arash Esbati wrote:
> I agree with Reinhard that it would be great if you bundle your style
> file with AUCTeX.  Your style is already under GPL, so that part is
> already done.  The only thing you will have to do is to assign the
> copyright to the FSF.  Here the link if you want to start the process:
> At any rate, I took the liberty and patched your style a little; diff is
> attached.  Please review my patch as I'm not familiar with arabluatex
> (not even installed on my system).  It should work, though.

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