New on CTAN: ctan_chk

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Tue Feb 17 15:37:21 CET 2015

Dave Bone submitted the



Version number: 1.0
License type: gpl3

Summary description: Ctan guidelines verifier and corrector
                     program for uploading projects

Announcement text:

 Project:                   Ctan guidelines verifier and
                            corrector program for uploading projects
 Distributed under license: GNU General Public License (version 3).
 Distribution Date:         15 Feb. 2015
 Distribution version:      1.0
 Comments:                  Currently for the Unix flavoured
                            Platforms running Gawk
 Author:                    Dave Bone

 Contributors list:
   Dave Bone

 Basic Gawk program that uses Ctan's published guidelines for
 authors to help eliminate slopiness in uploaded files/project.

 It is completely open for users to program additional
 guidelines and Ctan's future adjustments. 

 The program came about when I first attempted to upload
 ``Yacco2'' for Ctan consideration.
 As Yacco2 was quite large, it took me 3 attempts to clean up my
 project.  Depending on how you develop your project, in my case
 the Yacco2 project for Ctan upload is a subset of the complete
 system and so each uplift required the guideline
 assessment/purging process.

 This is my attempt to help both the author in getting the new
 system in shape for Ctan uplift and to lower the Ctan
 volunteers interaction to aid in publishing on their servers.

 It is my thank you to these volanteers / Ctan.

 1) License.
    ctan_chk's distributed source code is subject to the terms
    of the GNU General Public License (version 3).
    If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this file, you
    can obtain one at

 2) Ctan_chk reference.
    Unzip the file.
    Please read ctan_chk.pdf document. It instructs one in ``how
    to'' use the gawk ctan_chk.gawk program.

 3) Literate Programming.
    ctan_chk.pdf is generated by Cweb system. Please consider
    using Cweb and to join ``''.


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   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Petra RĂ¼be-Pugliese

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