[tex-live] biber in TeX Live

Alex Hamann mailinglist at alex-hamann.de
Thu Apr 22 10:56:55 CEST 2010

On 21.04.2010, at 23:03, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:

> Alex Hamann a écrit :
>> Right but please have a look at the thread I pointed to in my previous post.
>> The maintainers have made it quite clear that they are aware of all these
>> arguments but will not include biber due to the dependencies.
> Really? Quoting Norbert from the thread you mentioned:
> 	"Well ... biber is not in by now, and I am not sure it will be"
> That doesn't mean we will never ever include biber.

Yes, you are of course right. I guess I was oversimplifying Norbert's reply.

> Please let us time to:
> 1. Prepare the release of TL 2010 quietly.
> 2. Look for solutions regarding biber afterwards.
> As François mentioned, compilation of biber and its dependencies is getting
> smoother on major platforms and will probably continue to do so. It means
> there's hope for the future.
> So, please don't misinterpret what we say: "not now" and "we're not sure"
> doesn't mean "we don't want to" or "will never happen".
> Manuel.
> PS: I agree with Robin and François that it makes a lot of sense for Linux
> distributions to build packages for biber without waiting for it to be included
> in TL.

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