[texhax] upgrade of PSTricks documentation

Tom Schneider toms at ncifcrf.gov
Thu May 4 02:22:30 CEST 2006


>   > Current documents (which this is) must not be placed there.
> What do you want to place where?  Obsolete stuff into a 'current'
> directory?

No.  It's not obsolete.  It's still in use.

>   > Please change the name of the directory.
> Do you mean s/obsolete/current/ ?
> I'm a bit confused now.

(I'm guessing that by "s/obsolete/current/" you mean "substitute [as
in sed] the for the word 'obsolete' the word 'current'".  At first I
thought you meant too put a subdirectory called 'current' underneath
one called 'obsolete'!)

The version number on the current pstricks.pdf is:

  PostScript macros for Generic TeX.
  User's Guide
  Timothy Van Zandt
  12 March 1993
  Version 0.93a

So I suggest naming the directory 0.93a.  On Unix boxes:

  mv obsolete 0.93a

A trick I often use is then to make a soft link pointer called
'current' to point to the current version.  On Unix boxes:

  ln -s 0.93a current

This way a person will always know what is current but all of the
previous versions are visible.


  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
  permanent email: toms at alum.mit.edu (use only if first address fails)


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