CTAN package upgrade: Frankenbundle, including swiftex.el

Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Tue Sep 11 15:13:54 CEST 2001

An upgrade of the Frankenbundle package has been installed on tug.ctan.org
and should make its way to the other CTAN sites and mirrors in the
next day or two.

Jim Hefferon
ftpmaint at tug.ctan.org


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: Frankenbundle, including swiftex.el
Name: Matt Swift 
Location on CTAN: support/frankenbundle
Summary description: Develop and distribute groups of LaTeX packages and classe; ALSO Edit doc.sty and normal LaTeX files with GNU Emacs. s and BibTeX bibstyles; 
License type: gpl

Announcement text:
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Interim cleanup release prior to some more significant work (I hope).
Please see README for a full description and ChangeLog for changes.

Please note that a preformatted TeX Catalogue database describing
this software is at http://www.shore.net/~swift/latex/swift.db.  A
web page of description like the TeX Catalogue descriptions is at

Frankenbundle: Develop and distribute groups of LaTeX packages and classes and BibTeX bibstyles. 

    Frankenbundle allows an author to maintain and distribute a bundle of
    one or more LaTeX packages and classes and BibTeX bibliography styles,
    their documentation, and any support files with a high degree of
    sophistication, consistency, and convenience both for the author and
    their end users, who will receive the bundle in a form easy to
    understand and use. The author using Frankenbundle needs a Unix-like
    environment, GNU Make, and a rudimentary understanding of
    Makefiles. The end user does not need Make.

Frankenbundle also includes swiftex.el:

Swiftex.el:  Edit doc.sty and normal LaTeX files with GNU Emacs. 

    docTeX mode is for editing buffers containing self-documenting
    LaTeX code that uses the doc package, including the ltxdoc
    document class. For these buffers, docTeX mode is IMHO
    significantly more useful than the alternatives provided by
    standard Emacs and AUC TeX, though I do intend to merge this code
    into AUC TeX one day.  swifTeX mode is for editing buffers
    containing normal \LaTeX{} files and provides an alternative to
    the other LaTeX modes.

The most important changes are noted here:

	* Frankenbundle: Handles variety of bundle licenses: LPPL and
	GPL are preconfigured.  Extensive documentation revision.
	* swiftex.el: Fix `stx-merge-list' for the thousandth time.
	Additional documentation.  Moved user documentation and todo
	list to swiftex-doc.txt.  Begin to implement Emacs
	customization.  Numerous bugfixes.  Numerous small extensions.

Please note that Frankenbundle is in the public domain and swiftex.el
is under the GPL.

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