[tex-live] Re: sourceforge for texk?

Werner LEMBERG wl@gnu.org
Tue, 12 Jun 2001 08:34:24 +0200 (CEST)

>  > `cjkutils' files are part of the CJK package which is already in a
>  > CVS.  If necessary, I can add some additional files to it.
> do you own it? would you be willing for it to be subsumed into "texk"?
> obviously you could import its CVS, and do all the work on it...

sourceforge is in the US, ffii.org (which I use) is in Germany.  Since
I have a bad internet connection I would prefer to use ffii.org in the
future also.

>  > > ttf2pk
>  > 
>  > Is alive and in a CVS (FreeType 1.x).
>  > 
>  > > ttfdump
>  > 
>  > Dead but in a CVS.
> these probably dont belong in texk anyway?

ttfdump?  No.  ttf2pk?  I don't know exactly what texk wants to cover.

>  > The main problem to solve is IMHO how to map already existing CVS
>  > archives into TeXlive.
> you can put existing CVS repositories into sourceforge, cant you? and
> (I assume) merge them in some way? I freely admit, I do not know. and
> I am not sure I want to take on the work of managing all this.

I intentionally said `map' since I don't want to use sourceforge.
Maybe some guys from sourceforge or from the cvs development team can
help here.  The idea is something like this:

On sourceforge, you say:

  cvs checkout texk

Within `texk', there is a module `ttf2pk' which is not located on
sourceforge but on a different host, and during checkout the cvs
program extracts the right files.  The `cvs update' command is already
able to update files coming from different hosts, but I don't know how
to store that information properly in a CVS repository.