CTAN update: bundledoc

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Sat Apr 10 20:25:03 CEST 2010

with jim otherwise engaged, the ol' daemon's going to be working hard...

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contribution: bundledoc
> Author's name: Scott Pakin
> Location on CTAN: support/bundledoc/
> Summary description: Bundle together all the files needed to build a LaTeX document
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> bundledoc is a post-processor for the snapshot package that bundles
> together all the classes, packages, and files needed to build a given
> LaTeX document.  It reads the .dep file that snapshot produces, finds
> each of the files mentioned therein, and archives them into a single
> .tar.gz (or .zip, or whatever) file, suitable for moving across
> systems, transmitting to a colleague, etc.
> As an added bonus, this distribution includes a small script called
> arlatex.  arlatex is a LaTeX-specific archiving program that combines
> a bunch of files into a single .tex file.  When the .tex file is run
> through latex, all of the original files are recreated and the LaTeX
> document is built.  bundledoc can be easily configured to use arlatex
> as its archiver in place of tar, zip, etc.
> Version 3.0 of bundledoc retains in the generated archive the
> document's directory structure; provides support for including only
> document files, not parts of LaTeX; lets the user control at a
> fine-grained level exactly which files are included or excluded; and
> improves the handling of filenames containing spaces.  The tetex.cfg
> configuration file has been replaced by a (virtually identical)
> texlive-unix.cfg file.  Thanks to Marius Kleiner and Fabien
> Vignes-Tourneret for their contributions to this release.

thanks for the upload; i have installed the new version, and updated the
catalogue repository (somewhat more than usual for a package update).

> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/bundledoc.html
> or they may browse the package directory at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/support/bundledoc/

the web copy of the catalogue entry will change a fair bit, overnight.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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