[tex-live] suitability for inclusion in TeX Live

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Thu Sep 16 19:14:45 CEST 2004

    I'm not a metafont expert though so I'm not
    sure if I'd be a good person to maintain the package.

You are touching the sources.  That makes you the best candidate around :).

    I see.  I'll do that then to start things off.  

In this case, since the package is already there, it would probably be
cleaner to update the files in the existing wnri than to make a new
package.  Therefore, writing Tom seems like the best first step.  (If
Tom isn't there, Pierre Mackay might be able to help; he is also at UW.
Let me know how it goes ...)

    Can you point me to a doc on submitting a package?  

http://www.ctan.org/upload, such as it is.

    Are we talking basically about a
    tarball with source, tfm, sty, etc relative to the texmf/ directory?

That works.  Depending on how big the package is, it's also sometimes
reasonable to just plunk everything in one directory.  

Also, for TL, it may be best to leave out the TFM's and just have them
created on the fly, as needed.  We can worry about that when we get
there.  It's still nice to have the tfm's on CTAN.


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