[tex-live] movie15 and media9

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Mon Mar 19 22:37:26 CET 2012


Op Mar 19, 2012 om 21:34 heeft Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> het volgende geschreven:

> Hi Taco,
> one suggestion:  Tlcontrib contains both, stable (nonfree) macro
> packages as well as beta testing stuff.  Would it be possible to have
> the stable stuff in a separate repository/directory?

As Mojca said, this already planned. 

> And maybe (Norbert knows best whether it's possible), packages could
> be uploaded to TLcontrib before they are removed from TL.  Karl could
> announce removals on the TLcontrib list, maybe one or two days in
> advance.  Then, if users update from both repos, they don't even
> notice that something was removed from TL.

No support from Norbert needed. I can automatically build tlcontrib packages for 
removed packages by comparing my nightly tlnet sync with yesterday's version. 
The only problem is that I need to find the time to write the few hundred lines of perl 
it would need.  But I have not had writing such code high on any of my todo lists, 
as frankly it does not happen that often that a package is removed from texlive. 

And of course it would only work for previously present packages (media9 was never 
in tlnet at all, afaik) and even for those, there are various other reasons why they may
have been removed, so the ROI for that level of automation is quite is low.

Best wishes,

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