[texhax] CTAN upload — images files for the documentation

Brian Dunn bd at bdtechconcepts.com
Mon Nov 28 12:19:59 CET 2016

I have a package whose documentation PDF includes public-domain
images.  These images are not required to generate the .sty file; they
are only used in the documentation itself.  This documentation is
produced from a .dtx file.  It is generally recommended that the
documentation may be reproduced by the user if necessary, which would
imply that the images should be available.

1. Should these image files in fact be included in a CTAN upload?

2. Should the identical image files be re-included each time there is an
update to a new version?  (They add up to around 1 MB).

3. Should the images be in a sub-folder such as "images"?  In theory
this may help the CTAN maintainers during updates, especially if I note
that the images have not changed.

4. Should the image files have a prefix of the package name?  Ex:
"packagename_image1.jpg".  It may be of some advantage to have unique
file names.


Brian Dunn
BD Tech Concepts LLC
bd at BDTechConcepts.com


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