showhyphens gone?

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at
Sat Aug 27 17:28:49 CEST 2022

so 27. 8. 2022 v 17:06 odesílatel Frank Mittelbach
<frank.mittelbach at> napsal:
> Am 27.08.22 um 15:46 schrieb Per Starbäck:
> > Manfred Lotz <manfred at> writes:
> >
> >> The showhyphens author Patrick Gundlach decided in June that showhyphens should
> >> be moved to obsolete in CTAN. If a package gets moved to obsolete/ tree then it
> >> will be removed from texlive.
> >
> > Thanks for the explanation! Is that really a good policy, though? To me
> > it seems obviously good if a Texlive release is rather  stable, and it
> > would be better if obsoletion meant that the package isn't included in the
> > *next release* of Texlive.
> >
> I think this is worth contemplating. It would help with some nasty
> surprises (and even though one could still reinstall from CTAN) it seems
> a good policy that TL XX represents the software corpus that is on the
> TL XX DVD + bug fixes and additions that happened during the year XX but
> not suddenly dropping packages while XX is the current version.
I agree. Declaring a package obsolete is not the same as request of removal.

> frank

Zdeněk Wagner

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