Joachim Schrod writes:
> And it isn't impossible to do. Linux and Perl demonstrate it. The ease
> of use of CPAN.pm is something to die for in the TeX world!
Indeed - I am constantly amazed at how good the CPAN interface works.
If I want package XYZ I just say `install XYZ' and the module is
ftp'ed, configured, tested, and installed automatically.
Clearly the reason we do not have this for CTAN is the fact that TDS
is still only a `draft' standard.
When that is settled it should be possible to bundle up CTAN packages
in CPAN format, and then use a modified CPAN.pm to access them.
(Maybe we need benevolent dictators (i.e. the LaTeX3 Team) to step in