Mark Steinberger writes:
> There may well be many more class files out there than are currently
> available on CTAN.
> For instance, nyj.cls, the class for the New York Journal of
> Mathematics, has never been posted to CTAN (but will be, shortly).
> I suggest some kind of call for submissions to the contrib/supported
> section of CTAN's latex section. I suspect there would be a great
> many of them.
i think that collecting and documenting available (and not yet
available) class files for LaTeX would be a very valid and important
work. but it would need some coordination and one or more volunteers
to write to the various publishers of journals and books and to
produce a short overview document on all the classes included.
> It might make sense to include these classes as an official part of
> latex, so the commercial distributions will include them as well.
the problem with that is that it would directly bounce back to the
latex team in form of support questions so i think it can not be part
of core. but if we have such a collection it wouldn't be too difficult
to integrate it nevertheless into all major distributions.
is there anybody willing to work on such a collection? it would sure
help the LaTeX community a lot.