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Re: Request for review: latex-prosper



Michael Peters,

> http://mpeters.us/fc_extras/latex-prosper.spec
> http://mpeters.us/fc_extras/latex-prosper-1.00.4-0.1.src.rpm

The namespace for LaTeX packages in Fedora is tetex. Please
rename the package to tetex-prosper.

> This is the prosper class for latex
> It allows you to export latex to pretty pdf slides that work well in
> acroread
>
> I'm packaging this because in my math class, our group project - I did
> the graphs in the gnuplot, I did our document in LyX/LaTeX, I did the
> spreadsheet work in Gnumeric - it was a great opportunity to showcase to
> the other students what free software could do (especially our group
> took the cake), but it bothered me that there wasn't a satisfactory way
> I knew of creating the presentation in Linux.
>
> ended up using latex2html and then cut and paste into powerpoint -
> worked, but bothered and also wasn't terribly elegant way to do it.
>
> After searching around - this looked like the most promising solution
> for math presentations, and indeed - it works incredibly well. Too late
> for the presentation, but not too late for next time ... ;)

I consider the Beamer package superior to Prosper.  Check some of the
examples in http://latex-beamer.sourceforge.net/.
The Beamer package is now included in tetex 3 and is also available for
FC3 as tetex-beamer (in the Extras repo).

> -=-
> Not sure I have the group right.
> rpmlint complains about the license

Rpmlint doesn't complain about the license if you use the full
text. Check the tetex-{xcolor,pgf,beamer,bytefield} specfiles in Extras.

> I'm calling it latex-prosper rather than prosper because prosper seemed
> too generic, and might possibly be used by another unrelated project
> (like a banking app or something).

Regards,
jpo
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