[tex-live] Proposal for collection reorganization

Frank Küster frank at debian.org
Thu Jun 8 11:33:50 CEST 2006

Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:

> Norbert Preining wrote:
>> On Don, 08 Jun 2006, Hans Hagen wrote:
>>> context only needs fonts (things under /fonts, no tex files or so),
>>> which i assume are in some kind of base font package
>> So this means we could actually kill the collection-pdfetex and move the
>> packages to the respecitve places (partly latex-recommended, partly
>> latex-extra).
>> This is IMHO a good move if we all agree on this.
>> Concerning context: I am still hoping that someone is packaing context
>> independently from tetex and texlive, so that one package can be used
> which means that tetex/texlive will become mainly a  latex installation?

No.  I was also puzzled by Norbert's statement until I noticed I was
getting this mail via debian-tetex-maint at lists.debian.org, too.  Within
Debian, some parts of teTeX and TeXlive are not installed, and instead
there are separate packages with separate maintainers.  And consequently
more frequent updates.  For example, lmodern in Debian is 0.99.3, while
teTeX 3.0 has only 0.92.  beamer.cls/pgf is an other example: All have
in common that they are developed actively and have quite fast (and
important) releases.

It would really be nice if some Debian guy would offer to maintain a
separate ConTeXt package for Debian, so that the latest version is
always in Debian unstable, even if teTeX or TeXLive still contains an
outdated one.

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

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