[tex-live] problem with babel package

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Tue May 24 22:03:19 CEST 2011

2011/5/24 Philipp Stephani <st_philipp at yahoo.de>:
> Am 20.05.2011 um 15:49 schrieb Martin Schröder:
>> 2011/5/20 Philipp Stephani <st_philipp at yahoo.de>:
>>> I think that .. package authors should at least try to support the versions that were present in the last two TL releases.
>> How much are you willing to pay for that?
> I don't need that support, but others do. Supporting an old version might amount to keeping a tag to the version and being able to revert to that for some quick tests.
I still do not understand what you mean by supporting the old version.
Sorry for being egocentric but I put my zwpagelayout package as an
example. It was released on CTAN and soon found its way to TL2009.
After some time I found and fixed a bug and added a few new features.
The new release was uploaded on CTAN and within a few days appeared in
TL. I have not checked MiKTeX but as far as I know, updated packages
find their way to MiKTeX similarly quickly. Now what exactly you mean
by author's support of the old version? Am I supposed to buy a few
more computers so that I can run all OS'es that distribute TeX and
package my updated files for all of them? Sorry, I do not have that
much money to buy more computers. I even do not have that much space
on my table. And I do not have that much time to study all packaging
systems that exist all over world. So what should I do more in
addition to uploading the new version on CTAN? Should I be on hotline
and explain personally to every user what to do? Sorry, I do not have
that much time. That's why CTAN exists. And if a user is not satisfied
with TeX distro coming with his/her OS because it is not updated
regularly from CTAN, I can only suggest to install TeX Live.

Zdeněk Wagner

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