[tex-live] Request review TeX Live update notification

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 12:13:05 CET 2012

2012/2/6 Pander <pander at users.sourceforge.net>:
> On 02/06/2012 11:37 AM, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
>> Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 2012/2/6 Pander <pander at users.sourceforge.net>:
>>>> I have made a Python script for Linux that can be scheduled to notify
>>>> the user on any pending updates for TeX Live.
>>>> The goal was to keep it as simple as possible for the end user to see
>>>> what are pending updates and the possibility to initiate an update.
>>>> Attached you will find a screenshot and the notification and the Python
>>>> file itself. Hopefully this can become a part of the distro. If you are
>>>> interested, please do a review and send me feedback on what to improve.
>>> Looks nice. I have not requested update but after exit I see the
>>> following error message:
>>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>>   File "./tlntf.py", line 165, in ?
>>>     updateLinux()
>>>   File "./tlntf.py", line 141, in updateLinux
>>>     exit(0)
>>> TypeError: 'str' object is not callable
>>> My version of python is 2.4.3
>> i get the same with python 2.6
>> a nifty little script: i agree it's potentially very valuable, but i
>> would label the buttons differently -- perhaps "exit" and "install".
>> robin
> Hi all,
> Thanks for the feedback. I'm currently working on an update with Nikos
> so it will also supports KDE. When I have a new version I will repost it.
I'm going to migrate from Gnome to Xfce but I will still have GTK.

> Regards,
> Pander

Zdeněk Wagner

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