[tex-implementors] Re: [tex-live] LM as the default outline font?

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Tue Mar 29 21:37:35 CEST 2005

Frank Küster wrote:

> It doesn't matter much what they say or do:  By convention, software
> versions use integers (and even letters), not real numbers.  

/Who's/ convention ?  If Staszek et all want to use a real-number
based numbering convention, then that is their right, as package
authors.  If other software has problems as a result, then that
software is probably considerably less flexible than it need to be.

It seems to me (and now we're getting /really/ off-topic)
that what we are seeing here is exactly the same type of
coercive pressure as is used to "persuade" package authors to
include some quasi-legal "Free software" licence in any package
for which they are responsible.  I for one resent that pressure,
and I similarly resent these attempts to enforce a particular
versioning scheme on the authors of what is potentially a very
significant package.

Philip Taylor

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