showhyphens gone?

Ulrike Fischer news3 at
Sun Aug 28 13:50:10 CEST 2022

Am Sat, 27 Aug 2022 15:46:16 +0200 schrieb Per Starbäck:

>> 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.

Personally I like it like this. I 

I update regularly and always check first the changes with 
tlmgr update --list. 

A normal update shows 5-20 updates/autoinstalls/removals and it is
easy to skim and to decide if one of them could be a problem. 

This means that I get changes/removals slowly spread over the year
and don't get hit by all of them at once when I switch to a new
texlive version.

Ulrike Fischer

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