[tex-live] Changes for 2010?

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Mon Apr 19 13:04:24 CEST 2010

On 19.04.2010, at 12:11, Norbert Preining wrote:

> On Mo, 19 Apr 2010, Simon Spiegel wrote:
>> And, of course, biber …
> Well ... biber is not in by now, and I am not sure it will be, as
> already discussed. It would be great to have it, but please remember
> 	* TeX Live is NOT an Operating System *
> we cannot make any program work and ship a huge amount of dependencies.
> Our aim with TeX Live is to keep a consisten set of binaries/programs so
> that it behaves the same way on all systems. That means we have to get
> all the stuff compiling on all systems. This is already a pain ... dragging
> in another big big set of dependencies does not make it simpler.

I do understand these problems, but as I said in another post: I think biber/biblatex is one of the really important additions that has happened to LaTeX for quite some time. BibTeX's limitations have been known for years, and now that we finally have a working solution which finally takes the whole concept into the modern age, not including it into TL would be areal shame.
>> An update to xindy would also be nice, since it currently has serious issues with hyperref.
> But that has not been resolved by now??? Or am I wrong? AFAIS the Debian
> package still has a RC bug with the comment "as long as this is not
> fixed no xindy will enter testing" or so.

No, it hasn't been resolved …


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