ANN: First Packaging Conference: 9 & 10 November 2021: Submissions close 31 August

Jonathan Fine jfine2358 at
Tue Aug 10 14:46:43 CEST 2021


>From the web page
Software complexity is on the rise, but thanks to package managers, reusing
software is easier than it’s ever been. In 2021, nearly every operating
system, language ecosystem, and framework has a package manager or several.
Package managers take over where your compiler left off; integrating
different versions of packages and ensuring they can be installed safely,
reliably, and in a compatible configuration on your system. Where compilers
integrate large applications, package managers integrate software

Some topics of interest for the conference are:
* Package management vs dependency management
* Reproducibility in package managers
* Reliability/robustness of software ecosystems
* Dependency solving: modeling, methods, and scalability

I hope some TeX Live maintainers will attend, and perhaps even speak. The
conference is 9 & 10 November, and submissions close 31 August. They're
looking for 20 minutes + 10 minute Q+A talks. All talks will be held live
via video chat. There are also 2 minute lightning talks (perhaps for the
TikTok generation).

The conference is organised in conjunction with, who
sponsor many projects including MathJax (see

I learnt about the conference at

best regards

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