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Phillip Helbig <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 11 Dec 1998 10:14:48 GMT
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> The problem of one package being popular or not has been the discussion
> in the background of the list for some time. I remember the speech
> about psfrag, natbib, etc. But a little question: Are we the users?
> We are usually the programmers. Even a math-oriented person like Robin
> Fairbains is now a CTAN maintainer!

Speaking as a user, and knowing what is needed in my world
(author-prepared manuscripts for conference proceedings, journals,
making posters, overheads etc), what is needed which is not in the
`core' is psfrag, natbib, custom-bib.  Also, authors often need to
`\usepackage{times}'.  Whether or not that has the desired effect
depends on how the fonts are set up etc.  So perhaps some set of core
font installation would be needed as well.

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