[tex-live] teTeX: no next release

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Thu Jun 1 09:40:32 CEST 2006

karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) wrote:

>     it would be nice if authors could even manage to produce packages that
>     had some standard installation interface.
> Well, it would be nice if there was a standard installation interface to
> which authors could conform :).  (Although TL uses a `texlive:' target
> in a Makefile if it exists, that's too much to ask of most authors and
> shouldn't be necessary for most packages anyway.)
> I've been thinking about that a little as I've struggled through adding
> more and more special cases as I've been updating packages lately.  What
> would be useful for me, and perhaps more palatable for authors, is a
> file which says to which TDS directory each file (or directory) in their
> package should be copied.  Something like:
> foo.sty > tex/latex/foo/foo.sty
> foo.dtx > source/latex/foo/foo.dtx

Some packages on CTAN already follow an alternative approach:  They do
not put their files directly into CTAN://macros/latex/contrib/foo/ (or
wherever), but instead into a mini-TEXMF tree rooted at foo/.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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