CTAN package upgrade: Frankenstein

Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Tue Sep 11 15:20:19 CEST 2001

An upgrade of the Frankenstein package has been installed at 
tug.ctan.org and should make its way through the mirroring 
process 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: Frankenstein
Name: Matt Swift 
Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/supported/frankenstein
Summary description: a collection of LaTeX packages and a Bibtex bibstyle
License type: lppl

Announcement text:
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Cleanup release prior to some more significant work (I hope).  Please see README for full package descriptions and ChangeLog for changes.

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

The most important changes are noted here:

all:  LPPL instead of GPL

* achicago.bst: Extensive revisions to documentation.  Thanks
to Panagiotis Louridas for pointing out a significant bug that
would indicate authors with the same last name as the same
with a 3-em dash in the bibliography.  Major version to 1;
reflects non-beta state.

* achicago.sty: Depends on slemph and verbatim too now, but
not relsize.

* newclude.sty: Move from unsupported to supported.  Extensive
documentation revisions.  Incorporation of includex package
(working yet?  includex still available).  Revision and
extension of hooks mechanisms.  Remove "group" option.

* tag.sto: Add 2d optional argument to \include.  Revise

* titles.dtx: Changed: \booktitle -> \book, \journaltitle ->
\journal, \musictitle -> \music, \articletitle -> \article,
\playtitle -> \play, \crafttitle -> \craft.  Compatibility easily
retained in configuration file.  New: \species, \WrapquotesSN,
\WrapquotesDN, \WrapquotesSK, \nospacelist (abstraction of what
was hard-coded).

* titles.cfg: New: \newlet\longpoem\textitswitch
\newlet\film\textitswitch \newlet\essaytitle\Wrapquotes

* moredefs.sty: Many documentation changes.  Change
implementation of \provideboolean and \newboolean to be
compatible with ifthen package.  Fix \prependto at macro
\g at prependto@macro so they work.  Fix check for defined macro
in \SaveName.  Fix \SaveName so it works.  Fix \GobbleO
\GobbleMO so they work.

* abbrevs.sty: Added emulation of acromake.sty.

* lips.sty: New: \BracketedLips, \olips, \Lips, mla package

* compsci.sty: New: \file \email.  Add hyperlatex package

* bits.sty: Requires letterhead package -- which I don't think I
distribute.  Aha, that's why this is "unsupported"!  It may be
usable with a dummy letterhead package.

* attrib.sty: Add \attribcitations.

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