[texhax] [powerdot] Re: force use of most recent version of powerdot

Hendri Adriaens spotje at gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 05:56:03 CEST 2013

Hi Thomas,

thanks for the nice words and suggestion. This has already been
discussed with ctan. The person is known to ctan, ctan promissed to
talk to the person, and ctan admitted that there were flaws in their
author-checking-system in the past, allowing for this situation. The
situation should get better after this. It will "just" cost me a

I appreciate your feedback of course, but I think it's best to
continue this discussion off-list, if any further contact is needed,
as the list is more for user-questions. Thanks already.

Best regards,

On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 5:41 AM, Thomas Schneider <schneidt at mail.nih.gov> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 09, 2013 at 04:52:55AM +0200, Hendri Adriaens wrote:
>> Hi,
>> powerdot was unfortunately hijacked on ctan in the past. Someone
>> uploaded packages there without any permission. This has corrupted
>> powerdot. I don't know how MiKTeX deals with this now. At this moment,
>> I am working hard to create a restored package, including changes that
>> have been in the corrupted version but which users might be counting
>> on by now. It is a lot of work to figure to compare all files and
>> restore powerdot. For the moment, you might want to download the ctan
>> version and use that. It is the corrupted version, but might offer
>> what you need now.
>> Best regards,
>> -Hendri.
> Perhaps this can be straightened out by the parties discussing it on
> texhax?  The person who uploaded and changed the package ought to at
> least identify themselves ... and they should recognize that Hendri is
> still doing a great job of updating powerdot.
> Tom
>   Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
>   Senior Investigator
>   National Institutes of Health
>   National Cancer Institute
>   Center for Cancer Research
>   Gene Regulation and Chromosome Biology Laboratory
>   Molecular Information Theory Group
>   Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
>   schneidt at mail.nih.gov
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