[XeTeX] The arcs package

Wilfred van Rooijen wvanrooijen at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 17 11:00:34 CET 2018

If your bugfix is simple and without other (potential) side effects, then you can make a new version of the package incorporating your changes. Add a description of your changes to the source code, add a contact address, and make this new version available for everybody. Then upload the package to CTAN. That last step is the problem - I also don't know how to upload a package so that it is "registered" in CTAN. Perhaps someone else on this list can provide some more info.

    On Saturday, March 17, 2018 4:25 AM, Arash Zeini <arash.zeini at gmail.com> wrote:

 I don't have the necessary skills to maintain the code and I was not the one who came up with the modifications. I'd be more than happy to take care of the administrative side of things, if that's possible.
On Fri, 16 Mar 2018, 12:54 Wilfred van Rooijen, <wvanrooijen at yahoo.com> wrote:

You should "adopt" the package and become the new maintainer, perhaps.

    On Friday, March 16, 2018 7:33 PM, Arash Zeini <arash.zeini at gmail.com> wrote:

 Hi Everyone,

A couple of years ago, I raised an issue I had encountered with the arcs package (see below for the complete run of messages). A solution was proposed by Michael Sharpe and Joseph Wright wrote that he would mention the issue on c.t.t., as messages to arcs' author bounced. The solution, which I add manually to arcs.sty is:

"The arcs package depends on the relsize package which did change a few months ago in a way that requires a small change in the arcs package. You need to add the line (just after \RequirePackage{relsize} is a good place}

\long\def \@gobblethree #1#2#3{}

and then change the line

\let \rs at size@warning = \@gobbletwo


\let \rs at size@warning = \@gobblethree

because, in relsize.sty, the macro \rs at size@warning is now defined to have three arguments, the last of which (6.0pt) was being left as printable text. This problem is a LaTeX issue and has nothing particular to XeTeX."
The arcs package was never updated and the issue persists. Is there anyway these changes could be incorporated into arcs.sty? I use arcs quite often and it would be a great help if the changes could become part of the code.

Many thanks and best wishes,

On 26 August 2013 at 17:25, Arash Zeini <arash.zeini at gmail.com> wrote:

Thank you, all, for your feedback. I can wait for the fix to be applied.
Joseph: if you hear anything, could you please post it here?
Many thanks and best wishes,Arash

On 25 August 2013 16:02, Joseph Wright <joseph.wright at morningstar2. co.uk> wrote:

On 25/08/2013 16:00, Joseph Wright wrote:
> Nothing to do with XeTeX: it's due to relsize and shows up with a demo
> for pdfTeX. Inside arcs.sty you find
>     \let \rs at size@warning = \@gobbletwo
>     \relsize{-10}%
> but in the latest relsize (dated 2013-03-29) \rs at size@warning takes
> three arguments. Thus arcs needs adjusting (probaly should just leave
> the relsize code alone): I've CC'd the arcs author.

Message to the arcs author bounced. I'll raise this on c.t.t.: the
package is LPPL so a change can be sorted out if he can't be found.
Joseph Wright

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