[tex-live] Announcing TLContrib

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Sat Oct 9 09:15:18 CEST 2010

On 10/09/2010 12:51 AM, Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) wrote:
> One comment, two questions Taco :
> C1: Great idea; this project has my wholehearted support.
> Q1: When you write "In short, anything that cannot be on
> TeX Live but can still legally be distributed over the
> Internet can have a place on TLContrib.", does this not
> open a hole rather wider than you intended.

Sure, that is the intention. I do not think of the front
page or the announcement as a contract, but I have added
a 'related to TeX' to this phrase.

> Q2: When you write "Quick start: to use this site as a
> TeX Live repository, point the TeX Live package manager
> to http://tlcontrib.metatex.org/2010. If you want to
> know more details about using TLContrib, see the
> using TLContrib page.", does this mean that I (and
> others) can use /solely/ TLContrib henceforth, or

No. To make this a little clearer, I've added 'temporarily'
to the 'point the TLmgr' sentence.

Still not the clearest possible phrasing, but better. The
current multi-repository support in tlmgr is rudimentary,
and it needs extensions to make extra sites like tlcontrib
work in a natural way. We are already discussing such
extensions off list, but there is no time frame for
implementation yet.

Best wishes,

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