[tex-live] movie15 and media9

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Mar 19 22:45:30 CET 2012

On 2012-03-19 at 22:37:26 +0100, Taco Hoekwater wrote:

 > Hi,
 > 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.

Sounds good.  Do you come to BT this year?


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