CTAN Update: dvdcoll

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Thu Feb 15 17:27:25 CET 2007

On Thu, 15 Feb 2007, Josef Kleber submitted an update to the



Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/dvdcoll
Summary description: A class for typesetting DVD archives
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
Having lost the overview of my DVD archives, I simply could not remember 
if I already recorded the documentary running on TV that day. I chose to 
recreate the index using LaTeX: the design aim was a hyperlinked and fully 
searchable PDF-document listing my DVDs with all titles, contents, lengths
and so on. Further requirements were support for seasons of tv series and
a list with all faulty or missing programs for rerecording. The dvdcoll
class supports all these requirements.

dvdcoll.cls follows the structure <number><title><length>. As a result, 
the class is not limited to DVDs - you can of course typeset archives of
CD-ROMs, Audio-CDs and so on.

Supported languages at the moment: English, French, German.
Some help is needed for other languages! ;-)

License: LPPL

new in v0.7:

 - new feature: \listofdvds
   dvdcoll.cls now offers the possibility to produce a list of dvds.
   Therefore dvdcoll.cls will - on-the-fly - generate a database in BibTeX
   format. A BibTeX run with a specially adapted BibTeX style (dcbib.bst)
   will produce a sorted-by-key(=label) list, which will be included in
   another run of (pdf)latex.
 - several new command options (DvdSeries: labelbase,labelbaseprefix,
   labelbasesuffix, labelbaselength) were implemented for automatic 
   generation of labels, e.g. RW0001, RW0002, ...
 - some minor improvements


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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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