[texhax] Finding packages

Uwe Lück uwe.lueck at web.de
Tue May 2 00:13:16 CEST 2006

At 15:38 01.05.06, Juergen Fenn wrote:
>Uwe Lück <uwe.lueck at web.de> writes:
> > A problem with the TeX Catalogue approach is that I sometimes
> > find packages that are not listed under a relevant topic in the
> > Catalogue.
>This is due to the fact that the topic index is maintained by me
>alone. It is a single HTML file installed at my personal website
>mirrored to CTAN, whereas the other parts of the Catalogue are
>generated by scripts from XML source from time to time.
>Currently there are roundabout 2500 entries in the TeX Catalogue. I
>began working on the topic index back in 2002, but it is hard to
>finish. So I have begun scanning the Catalogue entries from A to Z for
>those that are still missing. Currently I have arrived at "collect"...
>So suggestions from users are quite welcome. Please write to me if you
>miss a package or a cross-reference between the nodes in the topic

No wonder! I'd like to suggest that the upload page urges submitters
more intensely to check whether the Catalogue considers their
submittings appropriately.

(And `The treasure chest' in TUGboat may be very helpful.)

All the best,

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