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Re: [RFR] templates://auctex/{auctex/templates}

Hi Christian, hi all,

Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org> wrote:

> - A weekly cron job will also take care of updating the data collected now,
> - so usually you won't need to worry about them whenever you install new
> + A weekly cron job will also take care of updating this data,
> + and therefore no specific action is required whenever you install new
>   (La)TeX packages or remove old ones.
> slightly simplify the sentence

I'm not the maintainer of auctex, just someone who cares for it (and
might well submit later patches to the templates), but here's my two

I'm a bit old-fashioned here, so this wording hurts.  Please, s/this
data/these data/.

>  Standards-Version: 3.7.2
> -Build-Depends-Indep: emacs22 | emacs21 | emacs-snapshot, eperl, gs-gpl | gs, po-debconf, texlive-latex-base, texinfo, texi2html (>=1.76-1)
> +Homepage: http://www.gnu.org/software/auctex/

Hm, you don't want to replace the B-D-I by the Homepage field, do you?

> + Currently XEmacs ships with its own AUCTeX version, so this package should only
> + be used with GNU/Emacs.
> Splitted from previous paragraph

This is only half correct, content-wise.  The package refuses to work
with XEmacs, but the auctex version in XEmacs is often quite old.  I
don't know the current state in Debian, but generally when you ask
upstream it all boils down to "You shouldn't use XEmacs when you want
AUCTeX", and vice versa.

I don't have a good suggestion to phrase that in a neutral way which
doesn't sound deprecatingly to anyone...

>  Package: preview-latex-style
>  Architecture: all
>  Depends: tex-common
>  Recommends: doc-base
>  Conflicts: preview-latex (<=0.7.3-2)
> -Description: LaTeX style files for editor embedded preview of some environments
> - These style files are allow previewing LaTeX environments such as math or
> - figures in editors which support it.
> - .
> - Homepage: http://www.gnu.org/software/auctex/preview-latex.html
> +Homepage: http://www.gnu.org/software/auctex/preview-latex.html
> +Description: preview LaTeX output inside Emacsen

I don't think that is a good description.  IMO, the interesting point is
indeed that particular parts (actually environments and commands) of a
LaTeX document are replaced by an embedded version of the output.
Therefore, "embedded" should be kept, and I think using "environments"
is better than not mentioning at all that we are dealing with parts.

Thanks for your work,

Frank Küster
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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