Re: Bug#299242: ITP: ha-prosper -- improved LaTeX class for writing transparencies
* Andreas Tille <email@example.com> [20050313 18:15]:
> On Sun, 13 Mar 2005, Michael Prokop wrote:
> > I think replacing the prosper-package with ha-prosper wouldn't be
> > a good choice. I'd like to provide ha-prosper in a separate
> > package
> > so when TeXciting is available there aren't any breakages with
> > prosper.
> Recently I investigated some time in LaTeX based presentation tools.
> The consequence was:
> 1. Prosper is nice but development tsopped since about 3 years.
> 2. HA-prosper was kind of continuing the work of prosper. It is
> more enhanced and I even builded some packages for my private
> use of it until I noticed latex-beamer (see below). My impression
> was that while it is superior about prosper and should prosper
> replace regarding to this fact it is not really worth packaging
> because development is stalled as well because of the new
> TeXciting project.
> 3. LaTeX-Beamer has compatibility modes for prosper and ha-prosper.
> It is much more feature complete and flexible than both above.
> There is absolutely no reson to investigate time into any
> *prosper package because LaTeX-Beamer is the package your
> really want. For an example see
> I do not know anything about TeXciting and thus I can not compare
> but before crowding the archive with a package like ha-prosper
> try LaTeX-Beamer.
I do know many people who are used to ha-prosper and haven't
switched to LaTeX-Beamer yet.
ha-prosper needs less space than latex-beamer (not taking care of
dependencies but ratio should be equalent):
root@grml ~ # apt-cache show ha-prosper | grep Installed-Size
root@grml ~ # apt-cache show latex-beamer | grep Installed-Size
root@grml ~ #
And TeXciting might never be released, quoting Hendri - the author
| I have reconsidered whether it will be possible
| to finish this project. Taking into account also
| the work that I'm doing on other packages and
| my involvement in LaTeX3, I conclude that it will
| unfortunately be very unlikely, that I will ever
| finish that project.
See his posting on ha-prosper-mailinglist for more details:
So in my opinion it would be useful to provide a debian package of