[tex-live] teTeX: no next release
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat Jun 3 10:03:08 CEST 2006
> >>>>> "Karl" == Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> writes:
> > 5) Of course, anyone is free to make dvi's, with or without source
> > specials, if they wish, for redistribution or whatever. If it's
> > done in a timely and systematic way, personally I would be happy
> > to include the dvi's on the TC DVD, or in TL, or whatever makes
> > sense, we can figure it out if it comes to pass. But I can't take
> > on the additional job of creating them.
> It is impossible to provide dvi files for all dtx files unless this
> can be done automatically. If someone writes such a script, it's
> better not to use it to create dvi files which go into TeXLive.
> It's much better to distribute just that script.
the problem is precisely that such a script has to have built-in
knowledge about the package and how its docs are supposed to be
processed. there are a significant number of packages on ctan that
just won't work in (what i think of as) the standard way -- process
.ins, process .dtx -- enough that every so often i'm surprised by
another twist. yesterday's little excitement was a package that
demanded to be processed by pdflatex: no particular reason, just the
author apparently thought that would be a good thing to do.
if i were king of the world, none of this would happen...
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