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I want to upload my simple package on CTAN, but I don't know what I should enter in the "Short description for announcement" field on the CTAN upload page?

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Ultimately, this is up to you as the developer. Normally, I would suggest that for a new package you put sufficient detail for someone to understand what it does, much like an abstract.

Package foo provides support for [some specialist area]. It makes available [some interfaces] which are useful because ...

For updates, I favour having a simple bullet list of 'new' or 'fixed' items, but this depends on whether you have a small change or a major one. For very small changes, I tend not to announce at all.

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Additionally the OP could take a look, what other developers wrote, see mail-archive.com/ctan-ann@dante.de – Speravir Oct 29 '12 at 17:16

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