Soren asked:

 > Ltnews08 says that soon a group of highly experimental packages will
 > appear on CTAN.
 > How soon will they be there?

they are sitting there, waiting to be checked against the TUB article
on them, as we did some smaller changes while writing it.

perhaps i get it done before easter but time is really something i
don't seem to have these days (my family got enlarged by twins
recently and that seems to take up most of the evenings (and part of
the nights:-) not leaving much for LaTeX)