[texdoc] [tex-live] catalogue metadata usage in texdoc (was: texdoc index)

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat Dec 31 20:01:23 CET 2011

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr> wrote:

> Le 31/12/2011 11:17, Robin Fairbairns a écrit :
> > Philipp Stephani <p.stephani2 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > 
> >> +TeXdoc list
> > 
> > so should we not be corresponding on that list only?
> I'm not sure if everyone interested is subscribed to the texdoc
> list. OTOH, it doesn't seem appropriate to impose lengthy discussions
> about texdoc to texlive@ readers, so I agree we should switch to
> texdoc@ only (just cc-ing this last message to texlive@ so that
> interested people can follow). Reply-to set accordingly (please be
> careful if using reply-to-all or to-list).

(reply-to set to texdoc at tug)

> The discussion about catalogue data and how texdoc is using it, should
> be using it now, and could/should use it in the future is very
> interesting, unfortunately I have to time to think and write an
> appropriately detailed reply right now, hopefully tomorrow or at most
> in a few days.
> Robin, don't hurry to change things in the catalogue and/or on ctan, I
> don't think changes are needed right now (at least as far as texdoc is
> concerned).

i wasn't planning to make any significant changes, rather exploring
possibilities.  it is, in principle, a rather simple matter to make
changes to the catalogue.  the problem is the size of the thing: 4177
entries take a lot of editing (unless it's doable automatically).


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