[tex-live] Information/question from the CTAN team

Manfred Lotz manfred at dante.de
Mon Jul 27 11:44:44 CEST 2015

Hi Norbert,
Thanks for your quick answer.

On Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:21:20 +0900
Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:

> Hi Manfred,
> > README.md
> > README.txt
> That is a *very* good idea. The reason for many people having the
> .md format is github and similar services, which render markdown
> README.md files as the main page of a project.
> So having only one README.md is a good thing in my opinion.

Yes, an author could just provide a single README.md or if the author
wishes he could deliver a README.md and a README as an export from the
markdown. It is up to the author to decide upon.

> > Question to the TeX Live maintainers: As it could be that this
> > requires you to change something in your scripts we would like to
> > know if you have any objections. 
> Not that I am aware of. We do not use extensions or this kind of stuff
> for testing. If the file is properly tagged in the TeX Catalogue as
> documentation file (as it is done already now), then the changes
> will be reflected in the tlpdb automatically.
> So *from*my*side* there is a full "go ahead!*


> All the best
> Norbert
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Best, Manfred

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