[tex-live] betterbib

Nico Schlömer nico.schloemer at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 11:36:12 CEST 2017

Thanks Karl for the info.

> First, it needs to be available through CTAN. (ctan.org/upload)

Is it possible to update the package via an API or would I have to go to
the website manually each time I release a new version?


On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 12:56 AM Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:

> Hi Nico - thanks for writing.
>     https://github.com/nschloe/betterbib
> First, it needs to be available through CTAN. (ctan.org/upload)
> Also, it needs to be self-locating, though I'm not sure if you need to
> do anything special for this with Python.
> That is, the installation on TL would be
>   /arbitrary/tlroot/bin/PLATFORM/betterbib
>   -> ../../texmf-dist/scripts/betterbib/betterbib.py
> with the subsidiary .py files installed in that same
> ../texmf-dist/scripts/betterbib/ dir. So the main .py file needs to
> find them there, at runtime.
> In particular, it must not be required to run Python's usual setup.py
> (which I see in your repo) at any point, since the paths are not known.
> For an existing example of multi-file python script in TL, see the
> pythontex package. (I hope it works.)
> Best,
> Karl
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