[tex-live] datetime2

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Oct 27 11:35:53 CEST 2016

Hi Johannes,

On Thu, 27 Oct 2016, texlive at schoepfer.info wrote:
> i would like to request to set "pgf" as a dependency for package
> "datetime2", as the description says pgfcalendar is needed.
> There are many datetime2-packages, maybe put them in a new
> collection-datetime2?

Collections are not created easily, and in particular not for
a single package - imagine what kind of explosion that would
mean if everyone wants a collection for its own package.

Furthermore, we do not track dependencies between packages
by now, mostly between collections. datetime2 is contained
in collection-latexextra, which already depends on collection-pictures,
which contains pgf.

That means, those who install collection-latexextra to get datetime2
will automatically get pgf, too.

Last but not least, checking datetime2.sty I don't see any reference
to pgfcalendar, the only RequirePackage calls are 

pgf* is only used by datetime2-calc which is optional addon.



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