[tex-live] trouble starting context on latest tl2008 developer snapshot

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Jul 9 18:03:29 CEST 2008

Hi Taco,

Thanks for all the remarks.

On Di, 08 Jul 2008, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> >- do we call luatools --generate if *any* package is updated 
> >  (similar to mktexlsr)
> only for packages that are relevant to context (that should be the
> ones triggered by collection-context and its children).

That is not implemented, but I guess it is possible. I can add code to
the tlmgr to do so. Not easy, but possible.

> >- do we call context --make ... at update time?
> only when the context package itself or the luatex binary is updated.
> (the need for this command to be run explicitly may go away in the
> future, but it will remain present)

Same with that.

> Because of this, I (we) simply cannot answer this question within a
> timeframe that is reasonable for texlive 2008: I definately don't want
> texlive's release date to depend on political decisions that need to
> be made for an experimental system, but neither do I want that release
> date to force these decisions to be made prematurely. I am uncertain
> where that leaves us for texlive 2008, sorry.

What about the 
feature? It is in the betas of context, but I think it didn't make it in
any of the released contexts.

Is there any chance to get that into TeX Live, which would help us a lot
(at least I HOPE so!!!).

Best wishes


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