Debian Bug report logs - #717188
O: lout -- Typesetting system, an alternative to (La)TeX

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is;

Reported by: "Thijs Kinkhorst" <>

Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:36:01 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: "Thijs Kinkhorst" <>
Subject: O: lout -- Typesetting system, an alternative to (La)TeX
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:32:18 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

The current maintainer of lout is not with us anymore and cannot take care
of the package anymore. Therefore, I orphan this package now.

Maintaining a package requires time and skills. Please only adopt this
package if you will have enough time and attention to work on it.

If you want to be the new maintainer, please see for detailed
instructions how to adopt a package properly.

Some information about this package:

  Typesetting system, an alternative to (La)TeX
  Lout is a document formatting system similar in style to LaTeX, i.e.
  it works with mark-up files - plain text files containing commands to
  control the formatting.

  Lout offers a very full range of features, including
   * PostScript, PDF, and plain text output
   * optimal paragraph and page breaking
   * automatic hyphenation
   * PostScript EPS file inclusion and generation
   * equation formatting, tables, diagrams
   * rotation and scaling
   * sorted indexes, bibliographic databases
   * running headers and odd-even pages, automatic cross referencing
   * multilingual documents including hyphenation (most European languages
     supported, including Russian),
   * formatting of C/C++ programs.

  Lout may be extended by writing definitions which are much simpler than
  the equivalent troff or TeX macros.
  Lout has several advantages over (La)TeX.  It is much smaller, and it is
  much easier to understand how to do things in Lout (including writing
  definitions) than in TeX or LaTeX.  Lout's PostScript output is very small
  and clean.

  However, it is much less widely used than (La)TeX, so there are
  fewer add-on definition packages for Lout than for (La)TeX and fewer
  local experts around to ask about problems.  You are unlikely to
  find many Lout documents floating around the 'net.


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