[tex-live] Stable vs. Unstable/Testing Update Repositories?
zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 11:09:55 CET 2010
2010/2/24 C.M. Connelly <cmc at math.hmc.edu>:
> The beamer issue is just an example of the problems that can
> happen when you're dumping brand-new untested code into a update
> stream that's easily accessed by naive users.
Wrong! As turned out, the geometry package was tested and bug free. It
just turned on the beamer bug that was there unnoticed for a long
time. Package developer guide says that authors should never rely on
undocumented internal macros of other packages but beamer relied on
it. What you ask is to find all packages that rely on undocumented
internal macros and put them to the unstable branch. It won't be easy
to find such packages. And quite a lot of packages may end up in the
unstable branch although they work.
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