[texhax] upgrade of PSTricks documentation

Tom Schneider toms at ncifcrf.gov
Wed May 3 05:44:25 CEST 2006


> Tom Schneider wrote:
> > I was reading in the PSTricks User's Guide (12 March 1993 Version
> > 0.93a) at
> > 
> > http://cgm.cs.mcgill.ca/~msuder/latex/pstricks.pdf
> > 
> > which is pointed to from the Tug site on the page
> > 
> > Welcome to the PSTricks web site
> > http://tug.org/PSTricks/main.cgi?file=docs
> > 
> > On page 20 I found a puzzling inconsistency.  FORTUNATELY I noticed
> > the 'Doc errors' link on the above page, and it explains the
> > documentation error.
> > 
> > Could the maintainers of this package please incorporate the known
> > documentation errors into the document?  It's been 13 years ...
> feel free, the sources are available ...
> Unless nobody volunteers, it will never be happened.

Ok, ...

I bumbled around and eventually found something at CTAN.


Directory: CTAN home /  tex-archive/  graphics/  pstricks/  generic

from which I got the pstricks.tex file:

wget ftp://tug.ctan.org/pub/tex-archive/graphics/pstricks/generic/pstricks.tex

When I ran latex on that it said I needed pstricks.con:

wget ftp://tug.ctan.org/pub/tex-archive/graphics/pstricks/generic/pstricks.con

This hung.

This is pdfeTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.30.3-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5)
 %&-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2003/12/01>
Babel <v3.8g> and hyphenation patterns for english, usenglishmax, dumylang, noh
yphenation, basque, bulgarian, coptic, welsh, czech, slovak, german, ngerman, d
anish, spanish, catalan, estonian, finnish, french, greek, monogreek, ancientgr
eek, croatian, hungarian, interlingua, ibycus, indonesian, icelandic, italian, 
latin, mongolian, dutch, norsk, polish, portuguese, pinyin, romanian, russian, 
slovene, uppersorbian, serbian, swedish, turkish, ukenglish, ukrainian, loaded.

`PSTricks' v1.14a  <2006/02/06> (tvz)

Now what?  Is this the right place?  What files are needed (etc)?

Also, why is the pstricks.tex file dated 2006-02-07?  Doesn't that
mean it is up to date at CTAN?  Maybe it's just not up to date
in the  


  Dr. Thomas D. Schneider
  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Center for Cancer Research Nanobiology Program
  Molecular Information Theory Group
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  toms at ncifcrf.gov
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