[metapost] mpman: title page

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri Feb 29 16:48:23 CET 2008

Troy Henderson wrote:
>> Currently, we use \maketitle to build the title page,
>> but I think we should switch to the titlepage environment.
> Is there some reason you prefer the titlepage environment over
> \maketitle?  I have no preference, I would just like to know why you
> (and perhaps others) prefer one over the other.
>>  Additionally, I'd like to have the creating date on the title page again.
> So something like
> \date{documented version: 1.000\\\today}
> Is this what you are suggesting?

\today only tells you when the document was last compiled, and that is
useless information.  It makes more sense to do something with the
svn:date tag (I assume there is an svn package on ctan?). I've set
up the manual tex files to do Id and Date substitution, but you
have to add something like

   \date{documented version: 1.000\\\rcsdate $Date$}

to the sources.

Best wishes,

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