[tex-live] texlive 8
karl at freefriends.org
Wed Feb 5 09:11:35 CET 2003
but if Windows isn't treated the same way, we are no further forward.
we can't have *two* sets of packages.
What? I didn't think I was proposing anything that would need changes
from what we do now.
but they do these days expect a better interface than the clunky
That's a whole separate discussion. Making a completely different
installation program would be nice, but it's not needed in order to have
an installable-only system (and thus compressed sources). Your
proposal below is exactly what I had in mind.
IF Fabrice was able to switch his setup program to read foo.tar.bz2
from CD instead of reading foo.tpm and getting a list of files,
You could just bzip2 the packages (.tpm.bz2) and all you have to change
is pipe them through bunzip2.
* we lose the use Fabrice describes of a demo CD (but we could
have the DVD for that)
See my next message.
* the end user has to have bzip2 under Unix (or we ship it)
We ship it, definitely. It is a small program, free software, simple to
install, runs on everything (including windows).
* you cant browse the CD
True enough, not directly. But we could have a toc file listing
* it would better to have the metadata in the package file (like rpm
One step at a time.
* it would break our existing system, and so mean more testing
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