[texhax] [tex-live] scheme modern

Arno Trautmann Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de
Thu Jan 6 11:53:21 CET 2011

Uwe Siart wrote:
> Arno Trautmann <Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de> writes:
>> I was wondering if it might be considered for the next TeXlive (2011 I
>> hope) to provide an installation scheme "modern". This could be a
>> scheme providing everything needed to work with, say, XeLaTeX,
>> luaLaTeX, ConTeXt Mk IV etc. but drops a (quite large) number of old,
>> deprecated packages (e.g. inputenc/fontenc for LaTeX).
> I'd call such a scheme "beta" rather than "modern". IMO the time is by
> far not ripe to designate LaTeX and its packages "old and deprecated".

In terms of software, LaTeX is very old. But not deprecated, that's
right. The term "modern" was not supposed to mean "the not-deprecated
part of the TeX world" but rather "the most recent part". Whatever, I
don't care about the name at all ;)

>> (I'm /not/ suggesting to drop those packages at all from TeXlive!)
> Thank god.

Even if so, nobody would accept it ;)


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