[dev-context] TeXLive 2006

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Sun Dec 10 09:50:11 CET 2006


I have good news as well as bad news.

The good news is that the coming TeXLive will be nicely up to date
when it comes to ConTeXt (currently at 2006.12.07).

The bad news is that core-fnt and core-ext will not be included.

Apparently, the first package that uses a certain directory becomes
its 'owner' when it comes to TeXLive's distribution build scripts.
Since there are already a number of fontpackages for LaTeX included,
there is no way to add metrics for ConTeXt as well.

I have proposed to look into the build scripts, but the reaction
I received was luke-warm at best, so I am not going to persue this
any further. I am sorry for everybody that wanted to see some of
the third-party modules in TL.

It should still be possible to have them included if one of you
is willing and able to make the effort of renaming the used folders
so as to avoid conflicts with LaTeX packages, but I simply cannot
be bothered any more.

Best, Taco

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