[tex-live] Re: tex *live* packages [was: .. acronym package missing doc]

Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Fri Feb 13 17:42:12 CET 2004

   Jim Hefferon wrote:
   > That is not clear to me.  For instance, I understand the contention among
   > CTAN maintainers that there is not time to maintain a list of files, as
   > you have in your metadata. 

   no, my TPM2 metadata does not have a list of files

?  I guess that I do not understand the semantics of Build, Run, etc.  Here 
is overpic.tpm from the latest TL.  Help me out; what am I misunderstanding?
!DOCTYPE rdf:RDF SYSTEM "../tpm.dtd">
<rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:TPM="http://texlive.dante.de/">
  <rdf:Description about="http://texlive.dante.de/texlive/package/overpic.zip">
    <TPM:Date>2003/08/22 17:04:22</TPM:Date>
Combine LaTeX commands over included graphics.
The overpic environment is a cross between the LaTeX picture
environment and the \includegraphics command of graphicx. The resulting picture
environment has the same dimensions as the included eps
graphic. LaTeX commands can be placed on the graphic at
defined positions. A grid for orientation is available.
    <TPM:RunFiles size="4348">
    <TPM:DocFiles size="23634">
</rdf:RDF>                                                                     ==================================

   > Further, other distributions might have other file lists, or other flags.
   > The other side of the coin is that I am interested in some metadata
   > (my by-function hobby horse) that you are not interested in.
   thats in TPM2

   > It instead seems to me that there should be a central source of what I call
   > "summary" information, mostly Graham's work.  That should be maintained 
   > mostly by authors when they upload.

   well, parse "central" how you will; perhaps "single course" 
   is the key thing

By "central" I mean that it would live on CTAN (and be editable by you also,
for instance).  Is that what "single course" means?

   > I have my current version of metadata, which would be a source of summary
   > material in my (current) plan at 
   >   ftp://joshua.smcvt.edu/pub/ctan

   oo er, thats quite a lot to take in. I'd have to read that 

Oh yes, of course; sorry.  It is an adaptation of TPM2, really.


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