[tex-live] Patches for dvidvi
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Jul 2 15:57:57 CEST 2007
Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:
> On Mon, 02 Jul 2007, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
> > > I don't know about the maintainer status of dvidvi, is it actively
> > > maintained, and if yes, where?
> > I don't think it is. dvidvi has been in Debian for nearly a decade
> > (since October 1997) and no upstream change is known since
> > then. http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/dviware/dvidvi/ suggests that
> > 1.0 version is even as old as 1994. Its history seems to be that every
> > version is released by a _different_ upstream:
> > - Tomas Rokicki: 0.5 in July 1992 at the latest
> > - Esteban Zimanyi: 1.0 in 1994 at the latest
> > - Markus Kohm: 1.1 in 1994 at the latest
> So this means AFAIS that TeX Live *IS* upstream. If we just feed in the
> changes and make sure that they compile on all arch/os combinations then
> we are gone. Right?
karl generally says that tex-live is downstream from ctan.
however, if the author(s) don't want to put stuff on ctan, it's not
clear to me what the rules are.
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