[tex-live] Package documentation

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Thu Mar 27 21:47:19 CET 2008

Karl Berry a écrit :
>     and I wonder if it would be possible to make texdoc check that field
>     of the catalogue (or a documentation names database extracted from
>     it) in order to
> Anything is possible, this is software after all, but it is not a
> trivial task.  If anyone wants to volunteer to do serious development on
> texdoc, that would be great.
Well, I thought a bit about that: indeed this is not trivial. I think that
certainly the best solution is to have a sort of documentation database built
with the catalogue, because it will certainly be difficult to extract the
information from the HTML file on the fly in texlua (and not very effective).
I'm quite motivated to have a closer look at this, though I'm not sure if my
scripting skills will be enough...

> Frank Kuster wrote a new version in texlua, which I hope we will
> distribute this year (Frank?), but I believe he doesn't have time to do
> more extensive development (please correct me if I'm wrong, Frank).
I just noticed the new version in texlua is the version I've been using for a
few time (in Debian testing). That's a great job, since I guess it will
greatly improve the portability and simplify maintenance (as far as I
understand, there was no Windows version of texdoc before).


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