[tex-live] package updates still possible?

Torsten Schuetze torsten.schuetze at siemens.com
Tue Jan 9 14:24:54 CET 2007


I just tested yesterdays image. Everything worked fine so far under
openSuSe 10.2. However, I found some outdated packages

powerdot:  v1.3 is in TeXLive, current is
  [2005/12/10 v1.4 powerdot presentation class (HA,CE)]

It can be found under

Unfortunately, on CTAN is only the old version 1.3

The next lines are quoted from my mail last year. Just change TL 2005
beta to TL 2006-07 beta and it is still valid:

> seminar.bg2: TL 2005 beta contains 1997/11/20 v1.6
>              v1.7 1998/05/22 can be found at 
> www.tug.org/applications/Seminar/seminar.bg2
>              v2.1 2002/05/31 !! can be found inside
> http://www.tug.org/applications/Seminar/SemDemos.tar.gz

Staszek's reply last year was:

> It is not updated on CTAN. Sorry, we cannot scan the whole world
> and CTAN *is* and *should be* the definitive source for any update
> in the distributions.

Yes, I know this. I wrote to the authors last year to update their
packages on CTAN. But no reaction. So, what should we do? Ignore the bug
reports, see e.g. Debian bug Bug#360612

or add these files to the TeXLive release.

In addition to seminar.bg2 there exists a seminar.bg3 posted in a

seminar.bg2 and seminar.bg3 are widely used. Shouldn't we include these
files to TeXLive even when there are not on CTAN? For simplicity I will
attach both files.

Dr. Torsten Schütze         Phone: +49 (-0) 89/636 44255
Siemens AG, CT IC 3         Fax:   +49 (-0) 89/636 48000
D-81730 Munich              E-Mail: torsten.schuetze at siemens.com

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