[tex-live] e-TeX schedule

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Mon Aug 9 10:27:47 CEST 2004

Gerben Wierda writes:
>> Olaf Weber writes:

>>> e-TeX-wise, we should have a stable intermediate state early this
>>> week.

>> e-TeX-wise that was the case.  I did a few Cygwin-related checkins
>> today, a number of checkins that eliminated gratuitous differences
>> between my sources and TeX-live, and checked in Taco Hoekwater's
>> changes to prevent empty filenames from being given when TeX prompts
>> for a filename.

>> That last change _might_ come as a bit of a surprise.

>>> In the mean time, is there anything that _has_ to go in?

>> At this point I've run out of stuff that I want to be in...please
>> start testing.  :-)

> I understand from another discussion that kpathsea is getting download
> capabilities. I do not recall reading discussions on that on this list.
> Has it been discussed/described on another list so that I can have a look?

It hasn't been discussed to any great extent yet, and is not planned
for this round.  It would come in as part of replacing libkpathsea
with rewritten successor library.

> The reason is that the Mac TeX working group is talking with Apple about a
> small chance of including TeX by default on the next Mac OS release, but
> we would have to investigate any instrument that keeps the initial
> distribution small. As someone who has implemented download strategies
> (and knows some of the caveats) over the last years, I might be able to
> contribute, maybe.

I'll bear this in mind, thanks.

> Thanks,

> Gerben

Olaf Weber

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