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task #7344: Submission of TeX by Topic

Submitted by:  Victor Eijkhout <victoreijkhout>
Submitted on:  Sat 29 Sep 2007 10:31:25 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Sat 29 Sep 2007 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Tue 09 Oct 2007 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Jean-Michel Frouin <snoogie>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Sun 30 Sep 2007 09:17:37 AM UTC, comment #4: 


I have approved your project.  You will receive an automated e-mail containing detailed information about the approval.



Jean-Michel Frouin <snoogie>
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Sun 30 Sep 2007 02:05:41 AM UTC, comment #3: 

Take a look at http://www.tacc.utexas.edu/~eijkhout/articles/tbt.tgz and let me know what needs adjusting.


Victor Eijkhout <victoreijkhout>
Sun 30 Sep 2007 01:36:06 AM UTC, comment #2: 


does the license have to be only in the source, or should it be in the printed documentation? Meaning, is it a comment, or should it be a section?


Victor Eijkhout <victoreijkhout>
Sat 29 Sep 2007 10:42:46 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I'm evaluating the project you submitted for approval in Savannah.

Please include a (perhaps temporary) URL pointing to the source code. Alternatively, you can forward the code to me by email or attach it to this tracker.

We wish to review your source code to catch potential legal issues early.For example, to release your book properly under the GFDL you must include a copyright notice and permission-to-copy statements at the beginning of your book.  This is explained in http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl-howto.html. Our review would help catch potential omissions such as these.

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Jean-Michel Frouin <snoogie>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Sat 29 Sep 2007 10:31:25 PM UTC, original submission:  

A new project has been registered at Savannah
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or discards the registration.

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While this item will be useful to track the registration process, approving or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group Administration page, accessible only to site administrators, effectively logged as site administrators (superuser):

Registration Details

  • Name: TeX by Topic
  • System Name:  texbytopic
  • Type: non-GNU software & documentation
  • License: GNU Free Documentation License


I want to host the LaTeX source for my book "TeX by Topic" (see http://www.eijkhout.net/tbt/) which until now is only available as downloadable pdf. TbT is a book about the TeX programming language proper, rather than the popular LaTeX macro package. The book was published by Addison-Wesley in 1991, but has been out of print for a while and the rights have referred to me. For the last number of years I've made a pdf version available for download, but I want to make the source publically available.

At the moment the source is not available online. Total requirements will be a few megabytes.

(This project is very much like "TeX for the Impatient" which is hosted here; you can ask Karl about my book; he's familiar with it.)

Other Software Required:

This book requires the TeX text processor, and the LaTeX macro package. These are normally included in Linux (and other Unix-like) distributions.

Victor Eijkhout <victoreijkhout>


(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

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