[tex-live] betterbib

Nico Schlömer nico.schloemer at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 12:03:54 CEST 2017

> You mean an API to get betterbib into our subversion server? No, that is not

That's what I meant.

Whenever I publish a new version of betterbib, I use a simple Makefile to
push the data upstream. This works

  * for releases on GitHub [1] (via `git tag v1.2.3 && git push --tags`) as
well as
  * for releases on pypi [2] (via `python setup.py bdist_wheel --universal
&& gpg --detach-sign -a dist/* && twine upload dist/*`).

This makes releasing new versions really easy for me. Having to manually
open a browser, navigate to a website, copy-and-pasting some information
from the package into input fields, and clicking a submit button would be a
step back, and I can already see myself forget doing it.

Perhaps this is a feature you'd like to add sometime in the future.


[1] https://github.com/nschloe/betterbib/releases
[2] https://pypi.python.org/pypi/betterbib

On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 11:47 AM Norbert Preining <norbert at preining.info>

> Hi Nico,
> > 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?
> You mean an API to get betterbib into our subversion server? No, that is
> not possible.
> And yes, every update you want to get into TeX Live needs to go through
> This is how everyone is doing it.
> OTOH, if you meant that the API is used to update the actual installation
> on
> the *user* computer, then well, in principle you *could* try to do it, but
> in many cases the user running the script will not have *write* permissions
> to the location where betterbib is installed. (Unix root/user, Win admin
> perm...)
> So I think this is not a good idea.
> All the best
> Norbert
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