[tex-live] teTeX: no next release

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed May 31 10:15:25 CEST 2006

>     it looks like TeX Live does not use "pristine" upstream sources, 
> Where do you get that idea?

maybe he's concerned that you don't take updates that authors haven't
uploaded yet?

> I don't make changes to what was released
> to CTAN (or wherever the original source is, unfortunately not
> everything is on CTAN, despite our continuing efforts).

indeed.  :-(

> It is true that we do run the ins's and otherwise rearrange packages
> from CTAN as needed so that they are actually usable, i.e., in the
> standard directory locations.  However, we don't modify the contents.
> Of course it would be nice if what was on CTAN was all perfectly
> arranged and configurable and could be downloaded and used without
> any changes whatsoever.  That is not the reality.  It's been talked
> about for a lot of years.

it would be nice if authors could even manage to produce packages that
had some standard installation interface.


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