Re-arrangement of pstricks distribution on CTAN

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at
Thu Apr 12 00:37:30 CEST 2007

The pstricks distribution on CTAN has long looked somewhat anomalous;
a coherent set of contributed packages has built up, under
graphics/pstricks/contrib, but the rest of the distribution was dotted
around a number of sub-directories of graphics/pstricks.

This structure was error-prone (as far as we archivists were concerned),
but also, we believed, somewhat confusing to the user.

We have therefore, with Herbert Voss' help, rearranged things so that
the basic structure is

  graphics/pstricks/base -- containing the pstricks system itself, in
                            subdirectories generic/, latex/, dvips/ and doc/
  graphics/pstricks/contrib -- containing the many contributed pstricks packages

(Note, this represents no change to the contrib/ structure.)

Users may consult the (not very different) pstricks catalogue entry at

or browse the new directory structure of the base/ distribution at

We hope that pstricks users will find the new structure satisfactory.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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