[tex-live] Updating packages over the internet a la MiKTeX

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Sun Jun 6 15:48:20 CEST 2004

Thomas Esser wrote:

>This point is wrong. MikTeX's packages are updated independendly from
>TL. One example is memoir. TL's master tree does not yet have the current
>version (last updated on CTAN: 2004/05/25).
it'll be there in a few minutes :-} I wonder how I missed that one.

but you are right, MikTeX *is* doing the same job as me

>Using a single source of packages for all distributions would mean
>  - to agree on a common namespace
>  - to agree on a common format for the packages (zip / cab / whatever)
>  - to agree on line ends (if the package forma  does not support
>    conversion on extraction)
>  - and much much more...
which would mostly be worthwhile. we can certainly get closer to this 
than we are now


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