new CTAN package: logreq 1.0

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Thu Aug 5 10:49:25 CEST 2010

Philipp Lehman wrote:

> I've uploaded 'logreq.tar.gz' to the incoming directory of the UK 
> node. There's also a file. This is the initial release 
> of the logreq package which should go into:
> 	macros/latex/contrib/logreq.
> The logreq package helps to automate a typical LaTeX workflow that
> involves running LaTeX several times, running tools such as BibTeX
> or makeindex, and so on. It will log requests like "please rerun
> LaTeX" or "please run BibTeX on file X" to an external XML file
> which lists all open tasks in a machine-readable format. Compiler
> scripts and integrated LaTeX editing environments may parse this
> file to determine the next steps in the workflow in a way that is
> more efficient than parsing the main log file. In sum, the package
> will do two things: 1) enable package authors to use LaTeX commands
> to issue requests, 2) collect all requests from all packages and
> write them to an external XML file at the end of the document.

thanks for the upload.  i've installed the files, and made an entry in
the catalogue repository for the package.

Users may view the package's catalogue entry at
or browse the package's directory at

The catalogue entry will first appear (on the web) overnight tonight.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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