This page contains some ideas for improvements. They are not
prioritized but listed in random order instead.
Search for files in tex-archive
The search can be used to find a file in tex-archive by its
name – with and without extension.
The search can be used to find a file in tex-archive even if
is generated from another file, e.g. during installation. For instance
files generated by ins files from dtx files are of this kind.
Search for control sequences in tex-archive
The search can be used to find a file in tex-archive which
contains a given control sequence. Since catcodes are hard to
grok only those appearances are indexed which really start
with a backslash.
A classification with the categories “defined”,
“used”, and “documented” would be helpful.
The same holds for LaTeX environments.
Activity Profile of Packages
Show a profile showing all changes on a time axis.
The packages can be tagged. The tags can be added by the user. The
tagging is possible for authenticated users only.
Logged-in user can add tags to directories. The tagging is only
possible for authenticated users.
Personal Start Page
A user can define a personal start page with some portlets to choose
Visualize number of packages and files
The number of packages and files can be shown as chart. A pie chart can
be used to show the sizes of the directories directly under
tex-archive and for those under tex-archive/macros.
The pie chart should fit in its colors to the current skin.
Corrections for the Catalogue
Proposals for corrections of Catalogue entries can be submitted via the
Allow Login with OpenId
Allow the user to login via
an OpenId identity.
Search: Index the files in the TeX archive
The files in the TeX archive should be indexed and made searchable.
This includes the macros as well as the documentation.
Voting for features
Allow a authenticated user to vote for a requested feature. The vote is
recorded and can be corrected. Thus a user can not vote several times
for the same feature.
Formatting of Math in package descriptions
invoke the incarnation for MathJax so that math in the descriptive area