# [l2h] New release of latex2html?

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Nov 23 12:05:18 CET 2012

Roland Stigge <stigge at antcom.de> wrote:

> > roughly speaking, with abandonware like l2h, we merely go by the
> > licence.  gpl implies (to us) that anyone can hack out a bug and
> > re-release.
>
> Yes, of course!
>
> It would be fine if someone steps up and helps Ross (who is still
> responsive and is considering including the "2012" changes into "his"
> lastex2html) to work on this.

yes.  true of an awful lot of abandoned packages, unfortunately.

someone needs a ring to rule them all, to bind them, and to find them
when the lights go out.

> Unfortunately, there was no notice by anyone when and why a release was
> done. Just need to maintain what we accept into Debian for the next few
> years, and trying to prevent a mess caused by random diverging releases
> by different people.

quite.  i used to mirror some web site for l2h, and it was just the same
then, except one assumed that "access to the site" \equiv "has some clue
about what they're doing with l2h".  the announcement situation was
otherwise the same.

maintaining an archive is a case of damned if you do, damned if you
don't.  in that situation, i generally tend not to (after agonising
about it for a while) on the grounds that i don't want to waste any
_more_ time.

sorry you've been inconvenienced.

i hope you understand our situation.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team