[tex-live] Proposal for collection reorganization

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Jun 6 14:26:07 CEST 2006

hans writes:

  i have no problem with providing 


i sort of hoped for rather less pejorative names ;-)

the fact that we use your software rather than re-inventing the wheel seems to
me not so much ripping-off as acknowledging your powers as a programmer.
[is that grovelling enough ;-]

  which tne can be put someplace else in the tree (i.e. someone whould then 
  latex to load that file); the independent mptopdf format is something else; 
  someone wants that, installing the context tex files is a small price to pay
  (mptopdf provides more features and may even demand more context support 
  once metapost gets extended). 

  (these files then will be distributed as part of mptopdf alongside other 
  and it's up to maintainers to move them to the right spot) 

  (i can then start optimizing supp-pdf for context [which so far i didn;t do
  because of its generic character] without the need to keep latex usage in 
  and only critical patches could make it into the copy) 

aha!  so something along these lines would be good for your users!

i shall shut up now and wait while you think about whether the effort is
worth doing.

thanks for considering my idea...

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