[tex-live] Structure proposal for TL2005

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Wed Nov 17 18:07:12 CET 2004

Gerben Wierda wrote:

>     .../programs/<archname>/bin (contains binaries like pdfetex)
>     .../programs/<archname>/lib (contains libkpathsea.a)
>     .../programs/include
>     .../programs/man
>     .../programs/info
>     .../programs/texmf (contains .tcx and .pool files)
>     .../foundation/texmf-dist (contains basic support stuff, like it 
> is now)
>     .../foundation/texmf-foo (any other separate tree maintained by a 
> redistributor, like me)
>     .../local/texmf (where local changes and additions are made)

if Thomas is willing, it sounds reasonable. The move away from Perforce
would be a good time to make a rearrangement like this.

I don't like the word "foundation", though.  I would prefer "base".

Talking of the transition from Perforce, I suspect this is best done
by one person who can concentrate on it for  a couple of days. Would
anyone like to volunteer? I am assuming at this point that we would
lose the history from Perforce, and make a clean start. To preserve
the history is doable, but will require someone to write a non-trivial 

Sebastian Rahtz      
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