[tex-live] Re: XyMTeX in TeX live

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sat Dec 3 13:55:12 CET 2005

Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

>>>>>>"Kevin" == Kevin B McCarty <kmccarty at Princeton.EDU> writes:
>  > I'm very sorry to hear that my inquiry resulted in the removal of
>  > XyMTeX from TeXLive. :-( It is a really useful tool.
>  > Let's hope that when Dr. Shinsaku considers XyMTeX more polished,
>  > he'll reconsider the license.
>Don't be so pessimistic.  Obviously he is not satisfied with the
>current version and I have the impression that he is still working on
>it and will change the license when he thinks the software is good
>Isn't it nice to hear that his major concern is the quality of his
>And there is plenty of time until TeXLive-2006 will be released.
>It is good that you asked Karl to clear the copyright.  I don't think
>that Dr. Shinsaku will be more motivated when he sees that his
>copyright is ignored.
i agree with this; since there are users of his macros out there, 
dropping may also lead to surprises, frustration, unneccessary support 
requests etc

how about a package (zip or rpm) with 'goodies'; since user are willing 
to install other non-free stuff (acrobat reader and such) they probably 
also hav eno problems with les-free goodies

(previous tex collections shipped with texmf-extra that has such things)


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