[tex-live] Package's maintainer question: font installation

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat Mar 3 01:05:25 CET 2012

Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:

> Be reminded of two things:
> - if you provide a .tds.zip file, then it is useful, *BUT* only if it
>   is always in sync with the rest of the files. (Sometimes it happened
>   that only the files were changed and the tds.zip didn't :-(
>   I don't know how complex your package is, but if it only consists
>   of some fonts, accompanying files (tfm, vf, pfb, otf, ..), support
>   TeX files etc, then it is very easy to install them automatically.

.tds.zip files we can check as easily as you guys can; it's a long time
since we installed an out-of-date one.

> - finally, don't forget that the license must be free, otherwise it 
>   will not be included in TL. And if your package also includes 
>   programs (scripts, compiled, ...) it might take longer to be 
>   included.

not only must the licence be free, but we (i.e., i) have to be able to
tie it to the thing uploaded -- it's not good enough to upload with the
statement in the upload mail.  this is best done in source files with a
statement in an initial comment.  otf files quite often have a coherent
statement in them, but my memory is blank w.r.t. type 1 fonts.


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