[dev-context] new alpha

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Sep 21 18:16:49 CEST 2004


Taco Hoekwater wrote:

>That reminds me ...
>
>Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:
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>>>* mutations to cont-new.tex
>>>      
>>>
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>I believe you should strive for cont-new.tex to be completely empty whenever
>a current alpha/beta becomes the new release. Personally I find cont-new.tex 
>more of a problem than an asset (most of the time). It is very easy to end
>up with 'out of sync' versions that are inputted runtime and (re-)introduce
>weird bugs.
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>
when i find the time i'll do it; the problem is that i then forget about 
the yet undocumented new things in there -)

imagine that you also have a cont-loc on your system ...

>Another thing: it would be nice if we could add an --uninstall or --upgrade
>or --install option to texexec. Sometimes old files need to be deleted, and 
>this is not easy for 'normal' users. If you like the idea, I could have a go
>at it (I'd make a standalone version first, just like texversion.pl)
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>
makes sense so go ahead

Hans



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