[tex-live] Re: tex *live* packages [was: .. acronym package missing doc]

Itay Furman itayf at fhcrc.org
Mon Feb 16 07:42:13 CET 2004

On Sat, 14 Feb 2004, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:

> Itay Furman wrote:
> >
> >>. my idea is to take
> >>the current Perl script and simplify it considerably by 
> >>taking out all the special cases. This information would be 
> >>stored in TPM2 .xml files. When the script runs on package 
> >>X, it reads X.xml, which tells it the parameters for the job 
> >>(is it a  latex package, a font package, etc; what is the 
> >>doc file; which .ins file to run).
> >>
> >I would like to try working on that.
> >If this is OK with you, then let me know how we proceed.
> >
> >  


> reiterate 15 times in increasing frustration until it works. Ask
> me why when it fails :-}
> OK, now you are at the same position as me; and you

I guess it will take more than 15 iteration ...

> can start taking apart ctan2tds.pl and try to make
> it read XML config files instead of all its hard-wired specialcase
> tables.
> does this make sense?

So far yes. Let's what happens when I open Pandora's Box ... :-)


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