[tex-live] datestamp in texcat
karl at freefriends.org
Sun Oct 4 02:38:39 CEST 2009
I was thinking mainly about preserving line breaks
so lists like in akktex would look better.
As I recall, we tried that, and it helped in some cases but hurt in many
others, and we changed to the current system because of complaints about
the ugliness of non-filled descriptions. Maybe not. I wouldn't be
averse to trying it again but I don't think now is the time to
experiment with it.
Having up to date and enforced catalogue.dtd
would be useful for this so that the contents of description element
I'm not convinced it matters to us. Anyway, there's no use talking
about it here, since the Catalogue is not maintained here, so let's drop
Why updating shortdesc or other info from the Catalogue will force
downloading of a package? AFAICT revision of a package depends only
on files of the package and will not be changed when updating
Hmm. I guess you're right that in theory we could update the
descriptions in the tlnet texlive.tlpdb. But precisely because the
revision won't change, users won't get the new descriptions in their
local tlpdb. So then the texlive.tlpdb of up-to-date users would not
match the texlive.tlpdb in tlnet. That does not seem like a good thing.
Again, now doesn't seem like the time to mess around with this either.
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